The Acropolis Museum might be the museum that most people know when they visit Athens, but the National Archaeological Museum of Athens is the largest archaeological museum in Greece and contains the richest collection of findings from Greek antiquity worldwide.

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 It was created with the aim to bring together under one roof antiquities from all over Greece, to protect and maintain them. The museum gives its local and international visitors the opportunity to learn more about ancient Greek history and appreciate its collection’s historical, cultural and artistic value. Keep reading to discover more about its history and its rich collection.

After the difficult Covid years, we are happy museums finally are open again. Hope you will be able to visit soon.

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Have you ever visited Athens? A stroll through Athens gives you the opportunity to admire not only ancient Greek constructions and monuments, such as the Acropolis, the Dionysius Amphitheatre but also public buildings constructed in the 19th century, such as the Parliament, the National Theater, the Zappeion …

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The National Gallery – Alexandros Soutzos Museum

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Do you enjoy art and would like to learn more about Greek art over history? Then the National Gallery in Athens is the place to be.
The newly renovated museum reopened after an almost decade-long expansion and refurbishment on 24th March, 
a day before the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence.

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Athens combines elements from classical antiquity, the Ottoman past and a modern city. Since it was under Ottoman occupation between 1458 and 1833, it also had public baths called hammams. When you come to Athens today, you can visit the Bath of the Winds or experience spa services at one of the modern hammams of the city.

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Did you know that the northern suburbs of Athens have a beautiful park? Close to the Omilo School, you will find the Sygrou Park, which belongs to the suburbs of Maroussi and Kifissia.
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The Athens Classic Marathon is one of the most important sports events hosted by the city of Athens. Thousands of runners from all over the world participate in every year’s race. Apart from the sportive event, they have the chance to enjoy Greek hospitality, to discover the fascinating landscape and to explore a city which is constantly improving its standards.

Today the Marathon race is held in many major cities around the world, but there is only one “Authentic Marathon”, taking place every year in Athens, beginning of November.

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Do you like riding your bicycle? In the last 10 years, biking became steadily more popular in Athens and Greece. It is healthy, cheap and many times quicker than using public transport, to reach your destination! Even better, every year more biking roads are becoming part of the city and biking shops are popping up in every neighborhood of the capital.
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Athens is a city where the combination of the rich history, the warm southern mentality and the struggle during the crisis, have shaped a place full of diversity, creativity, and character.
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Do you like modern and contemporary art? Then Athens is the place to be. There are many options to see modern art in Athens and all over Greece.

As we have mentioned in our monthly Newsletters, as well as various blog articles about Greek culture, Greece is not only a country where you can witness art, architecture, and culture of 500 to 3000 years old, but also a country where you can see a lot of modern art, contemporary architecture, as well as visit museums covering the living artists or those numerous famous Greek names and talents of the 20th century.

It is our pleasure to introduce you to very known Greek painter and one of Greece’s leading 20th-century artists. Yiannis Moralis. Lees meer

The name Onassis is a synonym of Croesus, of a very wealthy man. Aristotle Onassis, the so-called “Golden Greek”, became worldwide known for oil tankers and Olympic Airways. However, he did much more than that. Let’s get to know him and have a closer look at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens as well as the Onassis Foundation’s activities. Lees meer