Sights & Attractions in Athens

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Name Category Location
 
Acropolis
You don't have to look far in Athens to encounter perfection...
Archaeological Sites The Acropolis and Environs
 
Acropolis Museum
Designed by the celebrated Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi in...
Museums / Galleries, Archaeological Sites The Acropolis and Environs
 
Anafiotika
Set in the shadow of the Acropolis and often compared to the...
Neighborhoods / Streets Plaka and Anafiotika
 
Ancient Agora
The commercial hub of ancient Athens, the Agora was once lined...
Archaeological Sites The Ancient Agora, Monastiraki, and Thission
 
Benaki Museum
Greece's oldest private museum received a spectacular face-lift...
Museums / Galleries Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
Byzantine and Christian Museum
One of the few museums in Europe focusing exclusively on Byzantine...
Museums / Galleries Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
Center of Folk Art and Tradition
Exhibits in the neoclassical family mansion of folklorist Angeliki...
Museums / Galleries Plaka and Anafiotika
 
Central Market
The market runs along Athinas: on one side are open-air stalls...
Markets / Bazaars From Central Athens to National Archaeological Museum
 
Filopappou
This summit includes Lofos Mousson (Hill of the Muses), whose...
Viewpoints The Acropolis and Environs
 
Flea Market
Here is where the chaos, spirit, and charm of Athens turn into...
Markets / Bazaars The Ancient Agora, Monastiraki, and Thission
 
Gennadius Library
Book lovers who ascend the grand staircase into the hallowed...
Libraries Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
Greek Folk Art Museum
Run by the Ministry of Culture, the museum encompasses four buildings...
Museums / Galleries Plaka and Anafiotika
 
Hadrian's Arch
One of the most important Roman monuments surviving in Athens...
Memorials / Monuments Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum
Housing the creations of internationally renowned artist-jeweler...
Museums / Galleries The Acropolis and Environs
 
Kanellopoulos Museum
The stately Michaleas Mansion, built in 1884, now showcases the...
Museums / Galleries Plaka and Anafiotika
 
Kerameikos Cemetery
At the western edge of the Gazi district lies the wide, green...
Cemeteries From Central Athens to National Archaeological Museum
 
Kolonaki Square
To see and be seen, Athenians gather not on Kolonaki Square—hub...
Squares Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
Little Mitropolis
This church snuggles up to the pompous Mitropolis (on the northern...
Religious Sites Plaka and Anafiotika
 
Melina Mercouri Cultural Center
Named in honor of the famous Never on Sunday Greek actress who...
Museums / Galleries The Ancient Agora, Monastiraki, and Thission
 
Monastiraki Square
One of Athens's most popular meeting places, the square has recently...
Squares The Ancient Agora, Monastiraki, and Thission
 
Monument of Lysikrates
Located on one of the ancient city's grandest avenues (which...
Memorials / Monuments Plaka and Anafiotika
 
Mt. Lycabettus
Myth claims that Athens's highest hill came into existence when...
Viewpoints, Restaurants Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
Museum of Cycladic Art
Also known as the Nicholas P. and Dolly Goulandris Foundation...
Museums / Galleries Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments
An entertaining crash course in the development of Greek music...
Museums / Galleries Plaka and Anafiotika
 
National Archaeological Museum
Many of the greatest achievements in ancient Greek sculpture...
Museums / Galleries From Central Athens to National Archaeological Museum
 
National Gallery of Art
The permanent collections of Greek painting and sculpture of...
Museums / Galleries Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
National Garden
When you can't take the city noise anymore, step into this oasis...
Architectural Sites, Gardens / Arboretums Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
National Historical Museum
After making the rounds of the ancient sites, you might think...
Museums / Galleries From Central Athens to National Archaeological Museum
 
Numismatic Museum Iliou Melathron
Even those uninterested in coins might want to visit this museum...
Museums / Galleries From Central Athens to National Archaeological Museum
 
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Hauntingly beautiful, this ancient theater was built in AD 160...
Arts / Performance Venues The Acropolis and Environs
 
Old University complex
In the sea of concrete that is central Athens, this imposing...
Architectural Sites, Educational Institutions, Libraries From Central Athens to National Archaeological Museum
 
Psirri
Similar to New York City's Tribeca, this district has been targeted...
Neighborhoods / Streets From Central Athens to National Archaeological Museum
 
Roman Agora
The city's commercial center from the 1st century BC to the 4th...
Archaeological Sites Plaka and Anafiotika
 
Syntagma (Constitution) Square
At the top of the city's main square stands the Greek Parliament,...
Squares Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
Technopolis
Gazi, the neighborhood surrounding this former 19th-century-foundry–turned–arts...
Museums / Galleries From Central Athens to National Archaeological Museum
 
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Begun in the 6th century BC, this gigantic temple was completed...
Archaeological Sites Syntagma Square to Kolonaki
 
Theater of Dionysus
It was on this spot in the 6th century BC that the Dionyssia...
Arts / Performance Venues The Acropolis and Environs
 
Thission
This neighborhood, easily accessible by metro and offering a...
Neighborhoods / Streets The Ancient Agora, Monastiraki, and Thission
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