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“The Acropolis is the most important ancient site in the Western world. Crowned by the Parthenon, it stands sentinel over Athens, visible from almost everywhere within the city. Its monuments and sanctuaries of white Pentelic marble gleam in the midday sun and gradually take on a honey hue as the sun sinks, while at night they stand brilliantly illuminated above the city. A glimpse of this magnificent sight cannot fail to exalt your spirit. The Acropolis was first inhabited in Neolithic times (4000–3000 BC). The earliest temples were built during the Mycenaean era, in homage to the goddess Athena. People lived on the Acropolis until the late 6th century BC, but in 510 BC the Delphic oracle declared it the sole province of the gods. After all the buildings on the Acropolis were reduced to ashes by the Persians on the eve of the Battle of Salamis (480 BC), Pericles set about his ambitious rebuilding program. He transformed the Acropolis into a city of temples, which has come to be regarded as the zenith of Classical Greece.”
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History Museum
“This dazzling museum at the foot of the Acropolis’ southern slope showcases its surviving treasures. The collection covers the Archaic period to the Roman one, but the emphasis is on the Acropolis of the 5th century BC, considered the apotheosis of Greece’s artistic achievement. The museum reveals layers of history: ruins are visible in its floor, and, through floor-to-ceiling windows, the Acropolis is always visible above. The surprisingly good-value restaurant has superb views; there’s also a fine museum shop. The museum’s crowning glory is the top-floor Parthenon Gallery, a glass atrium housing the temple’s 160m-long frieze. It’s mounted as it once was, following the layout of the building, and you can stroll along, as though atop the columns, and examine the fragments at eye level.”
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“Just a few metres away from Syntagma metro station and right next to the Greek parliament lies the national garden which, together with the zappeion hall garden, covers 24 hectares full of vegetation, rare kinds of plants, saplings and birds. The Garden is accessible from seven entrances. The central entrance on Amalias Avenue, one on Vasilissis Sophias Avenue, three on Irodou Attikou Street and two more in the area of Zappeion park. Before it was renamed “National”, the garden was called “royal” or “the garden of Amalia” the queen to whom it owes its rare existence. The interest of Queen Amalia, wife of king Otto, in the Garden was such that she is said to have spent at least three hours a day personally taking care of it. She herself also planted the iconic 25-metre-high Washingtonia palm trees which grab the attention when one enters the garden from the gate on Vasilissis Amalias Avenue.”
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“Plaka is the“neighbourhood of Gods” with Acropolis above. The oldest and most picturesque part of Athens, is the ideal location for any visitor.”
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Track Stadium
“A must see 10 minutes away from home. I would recomend it on the start of your tour or in the end of your tour . It would be difficult when there is too much sun . Athens' Panathenaic Stadium or Panathinaiko, is also known as the Kallimarmaro (Καλλιμάρμαρο), which means "beautifully marbled" and is the world's only stadium made entirely of marble which coomes from nearby Mount Pendeli. It is opposite the National Garden and its first building was made of wood in 330 BC. The marble structure that has survived to date was realized by Herodes Atticus. It was the venue where the athletic games took place during the Panathenaic feast. Today's stadium was built in 1869-1870 and has a capacity of 60,000 seats. He hosted the first Olympic Games of Modern History (1896).The top of the Panathinaiko Stadium gives you the best shot of the Acropolis. The stadium was used during the 2004 Olympics and still hosts Atheletic events and majorconcerts such as Bob Dylan, Depeche Mode, Tina Turner, Black Sabbath, REM and Sakis Rouvas, and even the Harlem Globetrotters have played here. The area behind the stadium is wooded and is a popular place for joggers and power-walkers.”
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History Museum
“This is one of the world’s most important museums, housing the world’s finest collection of Greek antiquities in an enormous neoclassical building. Treasures offering a view of Greek art and history – dating from the Neolithic era to Classical periods, including the Ptolemaic era in Egypt – include exquisite sculptures, pottery, jewellery, frescoes and artefacts found throughout Greece. The beautifully presented exhibits are displayed mainly thematically.”
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“If you start at the top of Syntagma Square and walk down the steps and past the fountain, at the bottom of the square is the beginning of Ermou Street, a paradise for those who live to shop. ”
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Historisk plats
“A can't-miss on two counts: it's a marvellous temple, the largest in Greece, and it's smack in the centre of Athens. The temple is impressive for the sheer size of its 104 Corinthian columns (17m high with a base diameter of 1.7m), of which 15 remain – the fallen column was blown down in a gale in 1852.”
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“The famous square that has hosted many events over the years including most political rallies and protests. The metro station is underground in Syntagma Square so you can travel to and from there by train. There is a great cafe in the square also.”
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Övrigt friluftsliv
“My favourite Park in Athens. From the Hill you have a nice view of the Acropolis, Piraeus and the Sea. ”
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“A unique Athenian neighbourhood that is alive and kicking all day and night long! With a fantastic views to Acropolis, visit its endless touristic shops, bars, restaurants, walk up to Plaka and around Thissio, explore the little picturesque alleys full of hidden gems, and be Athenian for a day! 3 stops with the Metro from Aigaleo.”
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Historisk plats
“ Surrounded by Monastiraki and Plaka area, the Ancient Agora was developed during the 6th century BC and had been the center of administrative, commercial, cultural, social and religious life of ancient Athens. Walking down Agora, one can visit the Temple of Hephaestus and the Stoa of Attalos. Info: Open hours 08:00 - 15:00 | Entrance fee: 8,00€ per person”
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Övrigt friluftsliv
“ It is the highest hill of Athens (277m), a beautiful forest and offers a wonderful view across the basin.”
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“Located next to Monastiraki metro station, the Monastiraki flea market, though technically not a flea market, is a common attraction in Athens. The area is a collection of shops, selling almost everything, from cheap souvenirs to leather goods, vinyl, icons, musical instruments and jewellery, postcards and local traditional products. The meander of streets is also dotted with cafés, bars and small tavernas where you can stop for refreshments and food.”
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“Apart from the club, six d.o.g.s. also has a beautiful garnden in the back that is open all year round and is ideal for a summery drink or gluwein!”
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“Be carefull there are three museums of Benaki . The closest one is the one on Koumpari street . Benaki Museum Address : Koumpari 1 · 21 0367 1000 Benaki Museum Address : Pireos 138 · 21 0345 3111 Benaki Museum / The Ghika Gallery Museum Address Kriezotou 3 · 21 0361 5702 ”
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