Think of Athens, and the first thing that comes to mind for most visitors is the Acropolis topped by the Parthenon. The icon is hard to escape as you can see it from almost everywhere in the city, but Athens is actually a collection of colorful, lively neighborhoods to explore. Here are the best to look for on...Read More
Koukaki The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Koukaki. Source: Documenta The one thing I always urge friends and acquaintances to do when in Athens is to visit the neighborhood of Koukaki. Where? Just on the other side of Acropolis, near village-like Plaka -so you don’t have to walk that much, if you avoid walking...Read More
Monastiraki and Psirri Lively and buzzing atmosphere at Monastiraki square. Source: Wikimedia Leaving Plaka and Anafiotika behind and walking down Areos Street, passing by Hadrian’s Library, you will find yourself almost in the middle of Monastiraki Square. The square is the connecting point of multiculturality. There you will witness the way people of different cultures,...Read More
Plaka and Anafiotika The Roman Agora. Source: Truevoyagers Right beneath the Acropolis and reaching almost up to Syntagma Square you will find Plaka, the oldest neighborhood of Athens. In this part of the city you can do everything: walk along the narrow, paved streets, buy your souvenirs from one of the local tourists’ shops, admire...Read More
The Acropolis Museum The Acropolis Museum was founded to exhibit all the significant finds from the Sacred Rock and its foothills. It was designed by architect Bernard Tschumi with Michael Photiadis and inaugurated in the summer of 2009. The Museum hosts its collections across three levels, as well as in the archaeological excavation that lies...Read More
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