Located in the area of Paleo Faliro, Marina of Flisvos is not only the most modern yacht station in the region, but also one of the most popular seafront promenades to go for an evening walk and catch the sunset, at about half an hour away from the city center of Athens by car. This location is easy to reach and it is also possible to get there by tram or bus.
This museum was founded in 1914 and it houses an important collection of Greek ecclesiastical art dating from the 4th to the 19th century: Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons, sculpture, manuscripts, wall paintings, mosaics, wood carvings and many objects (cloth, coins, pottery). The Museum is located close to Syntagma Sq.
Metropolitan church of Athens
The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Annunciation, popularly known as the "Metropolis", is the cathedral church of the Archbishopric of Athens and all Greece.
The construction of the Cathedral began on Christmas Day, 1842 with the laying of the cornerstone by King Otto and Queen Amalia.
This museum is a private collection of Cycladic art and Ancient Greek art of great importance, housed in a beautiful house. The Cycladic collection is a marvel of over 350 objects of the central Aegean Area, like marble sculpture and figurines or pottery, all dated between 3200 and 2000 B.C. The Ancient Greek Art Collection includes artifacts from the Bronze Age to the Roman times: pottery, terracotta figurines, sculpture, metal and glassware and jewelry.
This museum houses the private collection of Antonis Benakis, composed by Bronze Age findings, works of El Greco, ecclesiastical furniture and many other collections. It is housed in a wonderful neoclassical house close to Syntagma square.
Statue of Dromeas, the runner
Dromeas statue, also called The Runner, is a statue created by Costas Varotsos. It has the particularity to be made of thousands of pieces of glass stacked atop each other to take the blurred shape of a runner in motion.
The Academy of Athens is Greece's National Academy and the highest research establishment in the country. It was established in 1926 and operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Education. The Academy's main building is one of the major landmarks of Athens.
The University of Athens was founded in 1837 by King Otto of Greece. It was the first university in the liberated Greek state. It was designed by Christian Hansen and today serves as a ceremony hall and rectory.
The National Library of Greece is situated near the center of Athens. It was designed by the Danish architect Theophil Freiherr von Hansen, as part of his famous Trilogy of neo-classical buildings including the Academy of Athens and the original building of the Athens University. It was founded by Ioannis Kapodistrias.
Despite its central location, this site is one of the greenest places in Athens. Kerameikos was the cemetery of Ancient Athens from the 12th century BC to the Roman Times, around the 1st century BC. The museum of Kerameikos houses marble columns, sculptures, vases, and many figurines.
(Closed to public) The National Museum of Contemporary Arts has opened its gates in the renovated Fix Building in Kallirrois Avenue and welcomes loyal enthusiasts and new visitors alike to dive into the seductive world of contemporary art.
Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation opens to the public on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019.
Goulandris Museum in Athens opened its doors to the public in 2019. It was established by Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation. Its rich collection includes rare creations of the most important artists of the European avant-garde.
The First Cemetery of Athens is the official cemetery of the City of Athens and the first to be built. It opened in 1837 and soon became a prestigious cemetery for Greeks and foreigners.
Located around 45 minutes away from the city center of Athens, the recently established Ellinikon Experience Park replaced the abandoned facilities of the old airport of Athens to offer a breath of fresh air in the heart of the city, in the area of Elliniko.
Technopolis (Gazi) is an industrial museum and a major cultural venue hosting numerous exhibitions, seminars, music concerts, and other cultural activities.
It is situated in the city's former gasworks, founded in 1857.
The farmer’s market or “laiki” as it is simply known is a weekly venue taking place in different neighborhoods of Athens and its suburbs, selling fresh greek produce in designated places on specific days.
The Monastery of Daphni was built in the 6th century BC. One of the oldest monasteries in Attica, it has been damaged and rebuilt many times along centuries. It distinguishes for the wonderful frescoes.
This church was built in the 11th century in the Greek-cross plan and dedicated to the Presentation of the Virgin. It was originally a temple to the glory of Demeter, the goddess of agriculture and nature. A lovely green forest surrounds the monastery and many trekking paths cross it.
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.
Since October 2010, the Municipal Gallery of Athens is housed in a Neoclassical building in Avdi Square, Metaxourgio. It owns about 3,000 pieces, most of them painted by the 19th and 20th century, Greek artists.
The Historical Museum is housed in a beautiful Neoclassical building that used to be the Parliament House till 1932. This is the oldest museum of its kind and houses collections that date from the 15th century until the Second World War. The museum is found along Stadiou Ave, 10 min walk from Syntagma.
The Museum of Islamic Art is a department of the Benaki Museum and opened in July 2004. It is housed in a Neoclassical building and hosts about 10,000 items that date from the 7th till the 19th century.