Exarheia

Formed after the liberation of Athens from the Turkish occupation, Exarhia was one of the first new districts established in the city. Located at the foot of Strefi hill, the district is bounded by Ippokratous, Kallidromiou, Bouboulinas and Solonos Streets. Previously known as Pytharadika, after the laboratories on the banks of the Kyklovoros River, the area later adopted the name of Exarhos, from a respected grocer from Epirus who ran his business here on Themistokleous Street for many years. In... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Kifissia

This prestigious district near the terminus of the metro line has always been one of the city’s most important commercial districts. Located 15 kilometres north-east of Athens, this suburb was established in the late 19th century as a countryside resort for the Athenian upper class. Since then it has become the preferred residential area of entrepreneurs, artists and statesmen. With a number of open green spaces and recreational sites like Kefalari and the Alsos Green, Kifissia offers a uniquely... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Glyfada

Known in ancient times as Aixone, Glyfada was renowned for the red-mullet fishing off the coast. Located 15 kilometres southeast of Athens, the coastal suburb of Glyfada is one of the region’s major marketplaces. Lying parallel to the tram lines, the central commercial district is surrounded by a number of important businesses. In this stunning seaside locale visitors will find major shopping centres offering brand-name clothing, footwewar, cosmetics and accessories. Easily accessible by bus and tram,... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Kolonaki

Just a five-minute walk from the Parliament Building, Kolonaki Square is set in one of Athens’ oldest and most prestigious districts. Attracting a host of locals, tourists and business people, Kolonaki is the main hang-out for politicians, journalists and high society. With stores offering brand-name and designer products, Kolonaki Square is at the centre of Greece’s luxury market. Visitors will find all major couture brands and showrooms, as well as shops specialising in designer products,... διαβάστε περισσότερα

New Acropolis Museum

With a subway station conveniently located near its front entrance, the New Acropolis Museum contains the most important artefacts found on the "sacred rock.” Containing rare objects from the Mycenaean era to the Roman and early Christian ages, it is an absolute “must see” for visitors. Since Opening in 2009, millions of visitors have gazed in wonder at the Parthenon sculptures adorning its rooms. And, through the large overhead windows, visitors can simply look up to be overwhelmed by the sheer... διαβάστε περισσότερα

OAKA – The Olympic Athletic Center of Athens

The Olympic Athletic Center of Athens bares the name of the first winner of the Marathon in the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, the notorious Spyros Louis, who in fact was a simple waterman from Maroussi. The construction of the premises started in 1978 and the main Stadium and the other installations were inaugurated four years later to house the European Athletics Championship in 1982. The following years a number of other sport facilities surrounded the Main Olympic Stadium:... διαβάστε περισσότερα

The Ermou Pedestrian Street

Ermou Street is a thriving pedestrian destination with a great history. Combining modern commercial activity with the function of an old town main street, the Ermou pedestrian street starts to the west of Syntagma Square and leads to Monastiraki. Its bustling sidewalks are lined with large stores, boutique designer shops, little snack-bars, coffee shops, and, of course, people. Located approximately in the middle of the pedestrian street is the historic 11th Century Kapnikarea, with its beautiful... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum of Greece was founded in 1977 by the Jewish Community of Athens. Housed in a room of the Synagogue on Melidoni street, this small museum contains objects that survived World War II; objects from the everyday lives of Greek Jews, mostly small works of art, historic documents and heirlooms. A large part of the original collection were items seized by the Bulgarians in Salonika, and returned to Greece by the Bulgarian Government after the war. Over the years, a large volume... διαβάστε περισσότερα

The Monument of the Unknown Soldier

In the late 1920s, architects E. Lazaridis and E. Dimitriades Rok designed the Monument of the Unknown Soldier. The relief figure on the marble tomb was sculpted by famed artist, Konstantinos Dimitriades. During the initial phases of its construction, prior to its final placement, extensive excavation was undertaken in front of the Parliament building, lowering the ground level by approximately 6 metres, to the level of Amalias avenue. Heavily influenced by the archaic art style, the monument... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Egli Cinema

The Egli Cinema is perhaps the oldest cinema still in operation in Athens. Opened in the early 20th Century, following a civil war and World War I, it is located on the premises of the "Egli Beer Restaurant," which opened in 1904. The theatre’s close proximity to the Zappeion Mansion and its gardens, helps to augment this picturesque section of old Athens. The cinema, now part of the large Egli multiplex, with its restaurants, bars, coffee-shops, and event venues, is considered by summer cinema... διαβάστε περισσότερα