Athens Sights - Page 3
This amazing museum houses some 60,000 coins, from the ancient Greek world until modern times as well as weights, lead stamps, medals, and precious stones. There are also ten thousand volumes devoted to the special field of numismatics, to its history, the seals and to archaeology.
Botanical GardenHills and Parks
The Diomidis Botanical Garden is a large space of 1,860 sq.m. with over 2,500 plant species from all over the world. A great place to walk and also study rare species of the ecosystem.
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.
Museum of IllusionsMuseums
The Museum of Illusions, after its international success, has now opened in Athens. It allows visitors to be creative and play.
Theatre of Dora StratouOther
The National Greek Dances Theatre of Dora Stratou is situated on the slopes of Philopappou Hill, just opposite the Acropolis Hill and a walking distance from the picturesque quarter of Thissio. Founded in 1953, it is actually a living museum since, every summer, five days a week, there are live performances of Greek traditional dances.
The Jewish Museum of Greece is located near Syntagma square. It was founded in 1979 and it is dedicated to the life of the vast Jewish community that flourished in Greece along centuries.
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.
Benaki Toy MuseumMuseums
The Benaki Toy Museum opened to public in 2017. Its holdings are based on Maria Argyriadi's collection, which is considered to be among the top 10 in Europe.
At the corner of Panepistimiou Ave and Omirou st, there is the Catholic Cathedral of Saint Dionysius the Areopagite. Marble steps lead to the impressive interior of this church, whose construction was completed in 1865.
Museum of the City of AthensMuseums
The Museum of the City of Athens houses the personal collection of the art collector Lambros Eutaxias. It includes sculptors, paintings, drawings, photographs of Athens and even furniture of the 19th-century Athenian aristocracy.
The War Museum of Athens was founded in 1975 and it is dedicated to the army and the Naval Forces of Greece. It is located between the metro stations of Syntagma and Evangelismos.
The Frissiras Museum is the only museum of modern European art in Greece. It was inaugurated in June 2000 and it is housed in two Neoclassical buildings in Plaka. The first building houses a permanent collection with 3,000 pieces of art and the second building hosts periodical exhibitions.
Centre for Popular Craft & TraditionMuseums
The Museum of Folk Art and Tradition Angeliki Hatzimichali is located today in the house of the great folklorist Angeliki Hatzimichali (1895-1965) on a quiet street in Plaka
Hellenic Motor MuseumMuseums
The Hellenic Motor Museum hosts the personal collection of Theodoros Haragionis. It is housed in the three last floors of Athenian Capitol in Patission Ave, very close to the National Archaeological Museum. The museum hosts 110 cars permanently, while the rest 190 of the collection are exhibited from time to time.
Church of Agia IriniChurches
At the corner of Eolou and Athinas street in Monastiraki, there is the impressive church of Agia Irini. It was constructed in 1846 by the famous architect Lyssandros Kaftatzoglou.
Church of Panagia GorgoepikoosChurches
This church stands on Mitropoleos square, in Plaka neighborhood, on the side of the current Metropolis Cathedral. It is one of the finest Byzantine relics of the city and dates from the 12th century. This is another example of a church built on the ruins of an ancient temple.
Church of Saint Panteleimon of AcharnaiChurches
The impressive church of Agios Panteleimon was founded in 1910 by King George I. It was inaugurated in 1930 and has one of the largest domes in the Balkans. The church is located north of Victoria Square, along Acharnon street.
Temple of ArtemisAncient Sites
The Temple of Artemis in Vravrona, also known as Brauronian Artemis, was a very important sanctuary in ancient times. In fact, every four years, there was a festival with a procession that started from central Athens till that temple.
Archaeological Site of ThorikosAncient Sites
The Archaeological Site of Thorikos lies only a short drive away from the port of Lavrion and approximately 50 km away from Athens. At this location, you will find the ruins of the oldest known theater in Greece.
Museum of Folk InstrumentsMuseums
This museum is dedicated to the Greek folklore music and it has an amazing collection of about 1,200 Greek popular musical instruments dating from the 18th century up to the present day. The museum exhibits traditional Greek instruments like toumberlekia (pottery drums), daoulia (drums), defia (tambourines), laghouta (long-necked lutes), outia (short-necked lutes) and many more.
Lake Marathon is a water supply reservoir that was constructed in 1931. Although it is an artificial lake, it matches perfectly the landscape of the region and provides a nice place to relax close to Athens.
Tatoi Royal estateMonuments
Tatoi is the former Royal estate. It is located in the northern suburbs. It is a beautiful and verdant place. A lot of Athenians go there for a walk during the weekends. In the estate, you can visit the former Royal Palace, the Royal Cemetery as well as many other buildings.
Tymbos of MarathonAncient Sites
The Tymbos of Marathon is actually a vaulted tomb where the Greek soldiers who died in the Marathon Battle against the Persians were buried. Right next to this tomb, there is a statue of Miltiades, the Athenian leader.
Museum of Alex MylonaMuseums
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.
Archaeological Museum of PiraeusMuseums
The Archaeological Museum of Piraeus is located between Zea and Pasalimani, two lovely quarters of Piraeus. It mostly exhibits findings from excavations that date from the Mycenaean till the Roman times.
Nautical Museum of PiraeusMuseums
The Nautical Museum is located in Marina Zeas, Piraeus. It hosts interesting pieces that depict the rich nautical history of Greece. Outside the museum, there is a copy of the historical submarine Papanikolis.
Museum of Greek Children ArtMuseums
Established in 1994, the Museum of Greek Children's Art aims to promote art expression in young age. For this reason, it regularly organizes seminars and workshops for children, teachers, and parents. Its exhibitions change frequently and include mostly works of children.
Museum of Traditional PotteryMuseums
The Museum of Traditional Pottery is housed in a Neoclassical building of 1875, next to the archaeological site of Kerameikos. The ceramics that are exhibited date from the prehistoric times till today.
Archaeological Museum of BrauronMuseums
The Archaeological Museum of Brauron is located in the south-eastern region of Attica at the Markopoulo area and was built in the late 1960s in order to host a variety of findings that derived from the excavations.