Breathtaking Athens

ATHENS http://www.breathtakingathens.com/

 

ATHENS ACROPOLIS - http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh351.jsp?obj_id=2384

 

Breathtaking Athens is only an hour away from Loutraki and many of our guests visit regularly but prefer to stay with us. 

Athens have a plethora of world class archaeological cultural and lifestyle attractions. You can drive or go by regular coaches as a day trip and still have time enough time to return for an evening swim at Loutraki beach.  

Athens is the capital city of Greece with a metropolitan population of 3.7 million inhabitants. It is in many ways the birthplace of Classical Greece, and therefore of Western civilization. Places of interest to travellers can be found within a relatively small area surrounding the city centre at Syntagma Square (Plateia Syntagmatos). This epicentre is surrounded by the districts of the Plaka to the south, Monastiraki to the west, Kolonaki to the east and Omonia to the north. Further afield is the port of Athens, the Piraeus.

Athens Parthenon Acropolis

  • The Acropolis— The ancient "high city" of Athens, crowned by marble temples sacred to the city's goddess Athena.
  • Plaka, Monastiraki and Thissio— Charming historic districts at the foot of the Acropolis, with restored 19th century neoclassical homes, pedestrianized streets, shops and restaurants, and picturesque ruins from the city's Roman era.
  • Psiri— Former industrial district, now full of trendy and alternative restaurants, cafés, bars, small luxury hotels and shops.
  • Syntagma Square (Plateia Syntagmatos)— Dominated by the old Royal Palace, Syntagma Square is the business district of Athens, complete with major hotels, banks, restaurants and airline offices.
  • Kolonaki— Upscale residential area with many cafes, boutiques and galleries.
  • Omonia and Exarheia— Formerly seedy district, it is now home to Greece's students. Nearby is the National Archeaological Museum http://www.namuseum.gr/wellcome-en.html
  • Piraeus— The ancient port of Athens, Piraeus is today an independent, heavily industrial municipality located southwest of Athens, whose modern-day port serves almost all of Attica's ferry connections to Crete and the Aegean Islands.

Athens Archaeological treasures

 

You Must visit :

The Tower of the Winds and the ruins of the Roman Forum
The Tower of the Winds and the ruins of the Roman Forum
The Parthenon at the Acropolis
The Parthenon at the Acropolis
The Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian's Gate seen from the Acropolis
The Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian's Gate seen from the Acropolis
  • The Acropolis, a Unesco World Heritage Site,  was the ancient fortified town of Athens, dating back to the Late Bronze Age, and the site of the best buildings of the Greek Classical age: the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Temple of Athena Nike. Acropolis dominates the Athenian sky and symbolizes the foundation of modern culture and civilization. As the most famous landmark of entire Greece, Acropolis is the eternal symbol of democracy, education and inspiration. If you attend a university in the European Union, bring your ID and you can enter for free. The normal entrance price is 12 euros. This ticket also gives you entry to the Kerameikos, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Roman Agora, Ancient Agora and the nearby Theatre of Dionysus. If possible, get there early to avoid heavy crowds, and summer heat when relevant.
  • The Ancient Agora— The site of the Ancient Agora is surrounded by a very green space and offers very beautiful views of the Acropolis. You will see the Temple of Hephaestus, the best preserved ancient Greek temple, the Attalos Stoa, the museum of the agora which is a reconstructed ancient building. From the agora you can walk towards the Acropolis. Extension of the agora is the Roman Forum.
  • Syntagma Square— Check out the Parliament building and the newly-restored Grande Bretagne Hotel. Also, catch the changing of the guards in front of the Parliament every hour on the hour. Their uniforms and walking style are amazing to see but make sure you don't stand on the wrong side of them if you want to take a picture. If you accidentally do so, they will knock their gun and, as they are not allowed to speak, someone else from the guard will kindly ask you to change position.
  • The Temple of Olympian Zeus— Only the ruins remain today. The column that has fallen and can still be seen on pieces was brought down during a thunderstorm about a century ago. The 1896 Olympic Stadium and Hadrian's Arch are located nearby,
  • Panathinaiko Stadium— The stadium that housed the first modern day Olympic Games of 1896. It's a large, white, marble stadium, with a horseshoe configuration stadium.
  • Lycabettus Hill— A 200m hill bordering the Kolonaki district. You can reach the top by walking or by a funicular railway [small ticket charge]. There is a cafe-restaurant with a great view of Athens towards the sea. From halfway up looking towards the sea there are astonishing views of the Parthenon with the blue of the sea glimpsed between its columns.

 

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