Sights & Attractions in Athens

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Name Category Location
 
Acropolis
You don't have to look far in Athens to encounter...
Archaeological Sites The Acropolis and Environs
 
Acropolis Museum
Designed by the celebrated Swiss architect...
Museums / Galleries, Archaeological Sites The Acropolis and Environs
 
Ancient Agora
The commercial hub of ancient Athens, the Agora...
Archaeological Sites The Ancient Agora, Monastiraki, and Thissio
 
Benaki Museum
Greece's oldest private museum received a...
Museums / Galleries Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
Byzantine & Christian Museum
One of the few museums in Europe focusing...
Museums / Galleries Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
Center of Folk Art and Tradition
Exhibits in the neoclassical family mansion of...
Museums / Galleries Plaka and Anafiotika
 
Filopappou
This summit includes Lofos Mousson (Hill of the...
Viewpoints The Acropolis and Environs
 
Flea Market
Here is where the chaos, spirit, and charm of...
Markets / Bazaars The Ancient Agora, Monastiraki, and Thissio
 
Gennadius Library
Book lovers who ascend the grand staircase into...
Libraries Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
Greek Folk Art Museum
Run by the Ministry of Culture, the museum...
Museums / Galleries Plaka and Anafiotika
 
Hadrian's Arch
One of the most important Roman monuments...
Memorials / Monuments Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum
Housing the creations of internationally renowned...
Museums / Galleries The Acropolis and Environs
 
Kanellopoulos Museum
The stately Michaleas Mansion, built in 1884, now...
Museums / Galleries Plaka and Anafiotika
 
Kerameikos Cemetery
At the western edge of the Gazi district lies the...
Cemeteries From Central Athens to National Archaeological Museum
 
Kolonaki Square
To see and be seen, Athenians gather not on...
Squares Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
Little Mitropolis
This church snuggles up to the pompous Mitropolis...
Religious Sites Plaka and Anafiotika
 
Melina Mercouri Cultural Center
Named in honor of the famous Never on Sunday...
Museums / Galleries The Ancient Agora, Monastiraki, and Thissio
 
Monastiraki Square
One of Athens's most popular meeting places, the...
Squares The Ancient Agora, Monastiraki, and Thissio
 
Monument of Lysikrates
Located on one of the ancient city's grandest...
Memorials / Monuments Plaka and Anafiotika
 
Mt. Lycabettus
Myth claims that Athens's highest hill came into...
Viewpoints, Restaurants Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
Museum of Cycladic Art
Also known as the Nicholas P. and Dolly...
Museums / Galleries Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments
An entertaining crash course in the...
Museums / Galleries Plaka and Anafiotika
 
National Archaeological Museum
Many of the greatest achievements in ancient...
Museums / Galleries From Central Athens to National Archaeological Museum
 
National Garden
When you can't take the city noise anymore, step...
Architectural Sites, Gardens / Arboretums Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
National Historical Museum
After making the rounds of the ancient sites, you...
Museums / Galleries From Central Athens to National Archaeological Museum
 
Numismatic Museum Iliou Melathron
Even those uninterested in coins might want to...
Museums / Galleries From Central Athens to National Archaeological Museum
 
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Hauntingly beautiful, this ancient theater was...
Arts / Performance Venues The Acropolis and Environs
 
Old University complex
In the sea of concrete that is central Athens,...
Architectural Sites, Educational Institutions, Libraries From Central Athens to National Archaeological Museum
 
Roman Agora
The city's commercial center from the 1st...
Archaeological Sites Plaka and Anafiotika
 
Syntagma (Constitution) Square
At the top of the city's main square stands the...
Squares Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
Technopolis
Gazi, the neighborhood surrounding this former...
Museums / Galleries From Central Athens to National Archaeological Museum
 
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Begun in the 6th century BC, this gigantic temple...
Archaeological Sites Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
Theater of Dionysus
It was on this spot in the 6th century BC that...
Arts / Performance Venues The Acropolis and Environs
 
Tzistarakis Mosque
The square's focal point, the 18th-century...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites, Architectural Sites The Ancient Agora, Monastiraki, and Thissio
 
Varvakeios Agora
Athens's Central Market runs along Athinas...
Markets / Bazaars From Central Athens to National Archaeological Museum

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