Thissio Sightseeing

Here is our section with things to see and do in Thissio Athens. Discover 11 interesting sightseeing in Thissio, with detailed description, exact location on Google map, photos and reviews from visitors. You can also view more sightseeing in other locations of Athens.

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Best Churches

Church of Agia Marina
Location: Thissio
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The impressive church of Agia Marina is located right next to the National Observatory and beneath Pnyka Hill. It was founded in 1922 on the site of an earlier Christian temple and celebrates on July 17th.

Location: Thissio
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This little jewel was built in the 10th century on the western entrance of Ancient Agora. It got restored to its original form in 1954-57, while its 19th century additions were removed. Fine Byzantine frescoes can be admired inside this wonderful little church.

Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris
Location: Thissio
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The Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris is located on Philopappos Hill, on the way to Pnyka and the Monument of Philopappou. It is a tiny church whose name means Saint Demetrius the Bombardier.

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Philopappos Hill is also called the Muses Hill. It is located between the Acropolis and Thissio and offers great view of the town. The funeral monument of a Roman general is located there.

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Pnyx Hill is located right beneath the Acropolis, close to the quarter of Thissio. This is where the Athenians would gather to talk about political issues.

Best Museums

Location: Thissio

The Museum of Alex Mylona opened in March 2004 and in 2007 it was donated to the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, which is based in Thessaloniki. It exhibits works from the 50-year career of the sculptor Alex Mylona, including her beautiful works on marble, copper, iron and bronze.

Location: Thissio
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This archaeological museum is located in Ancient Agora, inside the famous Stoa of Attalos. The collection of the museum is very interesting and diverse. It includes findings from the wells, deposits, burials, workshops and sanctuaries of the area.

Herakleidon Museum
Location: Thissio

The Herakleidon Museum of Visual Arts is a private space that opened in summer 2004. Housed in a Neoclassical building in the heart of Thission, under the Acropolis, the museum hosts exhibitions of artists who have played an important role in the evolution of art. It also frequently organizes seminars and workshops.

Best Sightseeing

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The Ancient Agora was the social and political centre of ancient Athens. This is where the people of Athens used to meet to talk about social issues. The temple of Hephaustus is the most distinctive spot of Ancient Agora, which is located between Thissio and Monastiraki.

National Observatory
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The National Observatory of Athens was founded in 1842 with the contribution of the national benefactor Georgios Sinas. Its architecture was designed by the famous Danish architect Theophil Hansen.

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The Temple of Hephaestus is the best preserved ancient temple in Greece. It was dedicated to Hephaestus and Athena. The temple is located in Thissio, within a short distance from the Acropolis and Monastiraki, just above the Ancient Agora and the Stoa of Attalos.

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