Athens! & picks!

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Athens is a city with a great past but also a vibrant present, a city full of life and diversity and since there is no better guide for a foreign visitor than a local, we have selected for you some Museums, places, neighborhoods that we think are worth visiting during your stay.

 As locals, we invite you to experience Athens as we do and make the best memories of it!

Some tips & picks for an unforgettable stay

Museums & Art Galleries that we have chosen to recommend to you!

The Acropolis Museum



The Acropolis Museum is one of the best things to do in Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. The Acropolis Museum also lies over the ruins of part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens.

The museum opened to the public on 20 June 2009. More than 4,250 objects are exhibited over an area of 14,000 square metres.

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The National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) acquires, safeguards, preserves, documents, researches and exhibits works of contemporary Greek and international art. The constant aim of the museum is the promotion of education in the arts and raising public awareness regarding contemporary culture, in combination with the development of scientific research and specialization in museology, history and theory of contemporary art. One of its founding goals is to promote innovative and experimental artistic movements and the production of audiovisual works via new media.

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The National Archaeological Museum



The National Archaeological Museum is the largest museum in Greece and one of the most important in the world. Originally destined to receive all the 19th century excavations, mainly from Attica and other parts of the country, it gradually took the form of a central National Archaeological Museum and was enriched with finds from all parts of the Greek world. His rich collections, enumerating more than 11,000 exhibits, offer the visitor a panorama of ancient Greek culture from the beginning of prehistory to the late antiquity.

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The National Gallery



The National Gallery was founded on April 10, 1900. Today, the National Gallery collections comprise more than 20,000 works of painting, sculpture, engraving and other forms of art; this is the treasury of Modern Greek art, encompassing the period from the post-Byzantine times until today.

Moreover, the National Gallery owns a remarkable collection of Western European paintings. 

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Suggestions for walks and excursions!

Walk in the historical center of Athens

A Walk around
Athens historical center

There is no better way to spend your free time than a walk in the historical center of Athens, under the sunny spring Attic sky.

In one of the city's most lively and multiculti environments, we invite you to explore the Ancient Agora, the Ecclesia of ancient Athens and the Areopagus, where Democracy was born!

You can browse the pedestrian street of Dionysiou Areopagitou, Thisio, Monastiraki and the narrow streets of the historical district of Plaka. On your way you will find hundreds of cafes and restaurants.

You can also combine the walk with a visit to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum!

Athenian Riviera

An Excursion to the
Athenian Riviera by Tram

By taking the tram next to the hotel (200 meters from the Athenaeum Intercontinental hotel - Kasomuli stop - line T6) in the direction of Pikrodafni, you will pass along the entire Athenian Riviera! In Pikrodafni you can transfer to tram line T7 in the direction of Agia Triada - Asklipieio Voulas and get off at Glyfada, (Aggelos Metaxas stop). It's a very nice ride of about 50 minutes and an easy way to explore beachside Athens!

In Gylfada, one of the most beautiful southern suburbs of Athens, you can spend your time shopping or walking or visiting dozens of cafes and restaurants!


Happenings & Cultural Events in Athens during your stay



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