A taste of Modern Athens!
Athens is a city where a combination of rich history, a warm Mediterranean personality, and the strife of various political and economic crises have shaped a place full of diversity, creativity and character.
Do not leave Athens before experiencing a walk in the Psirri (Thission metro station) and Gazi (Kerameikos metro station) neighborhoods. Explore this cosmopolitan city with roof bars, street-art, theatres, modern art galleries, open-air movie theatres, restaurants and music venues. You will not regret it!
The National Archaeological Museum
Here you can find some of the most important artifacts from several archaeological locations in Greece (from prehistory to late antiquity). The biggest archaeological museum in Greece, it is considered one of most important museums in the world. Founded in the 19th century, the museum is located in the Exarcheia neighborhood of Athens, next to the Victoria Metro station – Green line.
The Benaki Museum and/or National Gallery
There are many museums in Athens, and difficult to make a choice, if you have limited time. Here 2 suggestions;
The Benaki Museum consists of four museums in different buildings and if you have enough time, all of them merit your visit. When you are on a limited schedule, we suggest that you start with the neoclassical main building. It is located in the center of Athens, next to the Greek Parliament. The museum offers its visitors an overview of Greek history through a variety of items from antiquity to the Asia Minor Catastrophe. The museum also has a restaurant and bar and on Thursday is open till midnight.
The National Gallery ; The newly renovated museum reopened after an almost decade-long expansion and refurbishment on 24th March. The ideal place to learn about Greek art.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation
The SNFCC is a cultural centre, and its design is based on 3 major components:
a. The National Library of Greece, b. The Greek National Opera c. The Stavros Niarchos Park.
It offers all kinds of cultural activities, expositions, guided walks, etc.. read more about the Stavros Niarchos cultural centre here.
Or click on the video to get a better idea;
The Olympic Stadium
You can find the stadium at the metro stop “Eirini” (green line, direction Kifissia). It was initially designed in 1979 and completed in 1982. Since then, several championships and events have taken place there, but its fame first came with the Olympics of 2004. So that it would be able to host the 2004 Olympic Games, the Stadium was redesigned by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. This stadium is located at 1,5 km from the Omilo school (and 2 metro stations).
Dora Stratou Dance Theatre
From the end of May till the end of September, the Dora Stratou theatre offers traditional Greek dance performances in the idyllic setting of Philopappou Hill. The performance comprises dances from all over Greece, with live music and dancers wearing original Greek costumes.
As we all know, you can find a lot of information on the internet, but many times you will spend hours and hours searching for those sites that actually give you the information you really want. We have selected sites that we consider to be the most helpful for your stay in Athens along with information about museums, walks, etc.
www.visitgreece.gr (The official site of the Tourist Organisation)
Accommodation in Athens
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Accommodation in Centre Athens
Accommodation in North Athens, close to the Omilo school