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Best things to do in Athen

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“The Zappeion Mansion, or simply Zappeion, is one of the most important buildings in Athens. It is located south of the National Garden and the old Palace and West of the Panathenaic Stadium. Today it operates as a conference and exhibition center.In the garden works a great all day coffee - restaurant, the famous AIGLEE.”
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Denkmal/Wahrzeichen
“Located next to the National Gardens, the Zappeion Mansion, or simply, ‘Zappeion’, as it is called by the locals, is one of the most impressive and important historical buildings in Athens. As early as 1859, the Greek government had been contemplating renovating the structure, using plans drawn up by Theophile Hansen and his French counterpart Boulanger. Although well funded by Evangelos Zappas, the project never quite got off the ground. Eventually, Hansen became involved and the project was finally approved. Its official inauguration took place in 1888. Ever since, the Zappeion has become a symbol of modern Athens. It has been home to a variety of functions, including exhibitions, official ceremonies, parts of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, and Hellenic Radio in 1936. Today it serves as a press centre for political parties during elections.”
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History Museum
“The well-organised museum was founded with the purpose of housing the Goulandris private collection of Cycladic Art. It is one of the leading museums in Athens.”
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Fußgängerzone
“For the Greeks in ancient Athens, the Theatre of Dionysus was a very important part of their lives. Today it is considered to be the place where European theatre had its beginnings. ”
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History Museum
“One of the best museums globally for byzantine art and culture. Recently renovated it is well worth a visit! The museum's garden and restaurant are also very enjoyable. ”
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Einkaufszentrum
“In Syntagma square you can see the Greek Parliament building and in front of it the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, guarded by the Evzones in traditional costume. ”
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Historische Stätte
“Kerameikos neighbourhood is named after the ancient cemetery of the city of Athens. Visit during all hours of the day.”
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Tapas-Restaurant
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“The historic tavern with the lush green garden is housed in an old elementary school, in the area of Exarcheia. Looks like a storyline movie scene. From the central area of the neoclassical building, with the retro wooden doors, the bright windows and the nostalgic atmosphere to the picturesque paved courtyard, you will gaze at the jasmine, the black and white photos of the students and the old faucets of the courtyard. You’ll feel like you went for a walk in time. It maintains for many years “neighborhood” character and a Greek tempo in its kitchen. In its catalogue, you will find «mezedakia» meat and the most popular traditional dishes. In the welcoming hall, meet people of all ages. We suggest you book a table, as the AMA- LAXEI has many loyal friends.”
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Bar
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“3rd-floor rooftop bar hidden in the backstreets of Monastiraki – reachable via an elevator located in a nondescript arcade. The Acropolis seems like it’s just within reach! 3, Normanou st. Athens”
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Nachbarschaft
“Standing 277 meters above sea level, Lycabettus Hill (sometimes spelt Lykavitos) is the highest point of Athens. Although a beautiful walk up via a circular path, it will be a test of endurance and a challenge in summer. A funicular or cliff railway can take you to the top of the hill and proves to be a novelty for younger kids. The downside is it moves inside a closed tunnel, so there is no view on the way up or down. The view from Lycabettus Hill is best enjoyed at sunset whilst waiting for the lights of the Acropolis, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium and Ancient Agora to come on. You will also be reminded that Athens is surrounded by sea with spectacular views across the Aegean. At the top of the hill you will find the Greek whitewashed church of Agios Georgios (St. George) and all are welcome to enter. The viewing platform in front of the church provides sprawling views of Athens, stretching out to the city’s coastline. A cafe is open for breakfast and lunch. Dinner reservations can be made at the very upscale Orizontes restaurant, that also has spectacular views across Athens. Arrive in time for sunset Lycabettus Hill is located in the suburb of Kolonaki and is a great area to explore before or after your visit here If you decide to take a taxi, it can only take you so far up the hill. You will need to walk up a significant amount of stairs for the remainder of the way. Getting there: We recommend you get a taxi to Aristippou St in Kolonaki, a short ride from the centre and decide whether to walk or take the funicular. The path starts at the end of Aristippou Street and winds upwards. The funicular leaves from the corner of Ploutarhiou and Aristippou Streets every 30 minutes. Funicular operating hours: Daily 9:30am – 2:30am T. +30 210 7210 701 ADDRESS Lycabettus Hill Funicular Corner of Ploutarhiou & Aristippou Streets For the taxi driver: Tελεφερίκ_Λυκαβηττού Πλουτάρχου και Αριστίππου”
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Café
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“Picture yourself lounging under the starry Attica night in a lushly-planted roof-garden, with the illuminated Acropolis so close that it seems you could almost reach out and touch it. Now, stop imagining, and head over to 360 Degrees to make your daydreams reality. This hip restaurant and cocktail bar is located on the rooftop of the 360 Degrees Hotel, right in the very heart of Athens’ historical centre.”
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Café
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“Just 2 stops with the Metro and you are at Gazi vibrant all day and night neighbourhood with dozens of bars, nice bistros, coffee shops, theatres and the cultural centre of Technopolis of Athens, an old Gas factory that is now one of the best scenes for concerts, happenings, events and conferences. You will also find many music halls where famous Greek singers and performers are every season.”
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Capitol Building
“Nice to visit- Sighseeing Area- City Center Syntagma Square-Make sure to stay until you see the change of soldiers custodial-traditional procedure- almost like a well orhestrated dance- House of Athenian Democracy”
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Point of Interest
“The ancient Roman Market is a must-see place surrounded by nice coffee shops and restaurants.”
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Café
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“Quaint little cafe in the heart of Anafiotika. The cafes seating is on the famous steps of Anafiotika, making it a great place to people watch and chat over a refreshing freddo espresso. ”
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Point of Interest
“The Temple of Hephaestus or earlier as the Theseion is a well-preserved Greek temple; it remains standing largely as built. It is a Doric peripteral temple, and is located at the north-west side of the Agora of Athens, on top of the Agoraios Kolonos hill. Hephaestus was the patron god of metal working, craftsmanship, and fire. There were numerous potters' workshops and metal-working shops in the vicinity of the temple, as befits the temple's honoree. The name Theseion or Temple of Theseus was attributed to the monument under the assumption it housed the remains of the Athenian hero Theseus, brought back to the city from the island of Skyros by Kimon in 475 BC, but refuted after inscriptions from within the temple associated it firmly with Hephaestus. ”
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