Situated on the hills 6 km from the port village of Oropos in northeastern Attica, the archaeological site of Amphiareion is one of the least known places of Athens. It dates from the late 5th century BC and it was dedicated to the hero Amphiaraos, where pilgrims went to ask for oracular responses and healings.
Athens Olympic Sports Complex (OAKA)
The Athens Olympic Park (formerly known as Olympic Athletic Center of Athens "Spiros Louis" or OAKA), is a sports facilities complex.
OAKA was the main venue for the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. The complex was revamped for the games under a design produced by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
Karagiozis, the most characteristic figure of the Greek shadow theatre, has a unique museum created by the shadow-player Eugene Spatharis. The museum is housed in a Neoclassical building in Marousi, northern Athens.
Vorres Museum is located in Peania, on the northeastern side of Athens, and has two sections: a section of Contemporary Greek Art and a section of Folk Art. Its large collection presents 2,000 years of Greek history. The museum consists of two buildings and gardens that cover 12,000 sq.m.
Averof is actually a warship that has played a great role in Greek history. Today it has been restored and turned into a naval war museum. It is located in Trocadero Marina, Paleo Faliro.
Art Collection of National Bank
The Art Collection of the National Bank of Greece was formed in 1841, right after the establishment of the bank itself. The collection includes 1,300 original works of leading 19th and 20th-century artists. It is located on Eolou st, between Omonoia and Panepistimiou metro station.
This private museum is a center for international jewelry studies. It exhibits the beautiful creations of Ilias Lalaounis, a famous Athenian jeweler and goldsmith, elected member to the French Academy des Beaux-Arts.
Established in 1986, this museum hosts various minerals from the region of Lavrion, on the southern side of Attica and close to Sounion. The subsoil of the area was largely exploited for its minerals in the ancient times and its exploitation started again in the 19th century.
It is one of the best planetariums in the world and was established with the testament of Eugene Eugenides, a Greek shipowner, and benefactor, who wanted to create an institution that would educate Greek young people in the sections of technology and science. The Athens Digital Planetarium counts on a large scale cinema projection system, which displays images over an area that is ten times bigger than a regular cinema room.
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.
Atelier of Spyros Vassiliou
(Permanently closed)The home and studio of Spyros Vassiliou (1902-1985) are now open to the public as a museum and archive. The Atelier recomposes the artistic progression of one of the most acclaimed, reputed and prolific exponents of contemporary Greek art, displaying a large number of his works in a wonderful setting just across the Herodus Atticus Odeon, under the Acropolis.
The Archaeological Museum of Marathon was built in 1975 and is a small but rather interesting museum that completes the archaeological site of Marathon. It is located nearby the memorial tomb of the battle of Marathon.
The Church of Agios Konstantinos & Eleni is located at the area of Omonoia, close to Metaxourgio neighborhood. The imposing temple designed by Kaftatzoglou is regarded as one of the most impressive ecclesiastical edifices of Athens.
The Cartoon Museum operates since 1994 and houses the works of famous Greek cartoonists. There is a large collection of political cartoons, advertising material, and newspaper comics. The museum also includes an archive and a library. It is found in a walking distance from the metro station of Metaxourgio, on Liossion st.
This is a unique interactive museum that uses various exhibits, toys and fairy tales in order to help children understand the world of emotions. It frequently organizes seminars, workshops and drama performances. It is found in a walking distance from the metro stations of Acropolis and Syggrou-Fix.
Established in 1957, the Municipal Gallery of Piraeus has changed many buildings since then. Τoday it is housed in the building of the old post office of Piraeus. It owns a large collection of artists, among whom Lytras, Axelos, Volanakis, and Christofis.
The Museum of Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos is housed in a Neoclassical built in Plaka. It houses the private collection of the Canellopoulos, with more than 6,000 items and art pieces from the prehistoric until modern times.
The Pierides Museum of Ancient Cypriot Art is dedicated to the presentation of the Cypriot culture and its connection to Greece. It is housed in the Cultural Venue Athinais, between Votanikos and Keramikos.
Giorgos Gounaropoulos (G.Gounaro) was a renowned Greek artist who lived from 1890 to 1977. With international exhibitions and a personal technique, he was among the few artists who formed modern Greek art. His atelier in the area of Ano Ilissia has turned into a museum that hosts a large part of his work.
The Marathon Run Museum is located in the town of Marathon, northeastern Attica. This museum is dedicated to the modern history of the Marathon Race and includes rare exhibits and metals of Greek Marathon runners.
The Children Museum is found in Kolonaki and its aim is to offer an enjoyable and educational experience to our children. Parents and grandparents can accompany the children. There the children will have the opportunity to play and learn together.
The Wine Museum in Pallini, northeastern Athens, opened in 2005 and it was created by a family that occupies with wine for 4 generations. The museum is located under an old vineyard and exhibits old tools and a rich collection of photos.
The Church of Saint Dionysius The Areopagite is found on the prestigious downtown Skoufa street at the area of Kolonaki. It is dedicated to the protector Saint of Athens, Saint Dionysius the Areopagite.