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Visiter National Historical Museum (ATHENS)

National Historical Museum (ATHENS)

Incontournable

The first building in this location belonged to a wealthy politician. The first parliament sat there from 1843 to 1854...

Visiter Temple of Hephaestus (ATHENS)

Temple of Hephaestus (ATHENS)

Incontournable

It is believed that this temple was dedicated to Hephaestus, god of metal working, and Athena, goddess of crafts and...

Visiter Roman Agora (ATHENS)

Roman Agora (ATHENS)

Incontournable

Its construction began in 19 B.C. under the Emperor Augustus and continued under Hadrian. It is smaller in size than...

Visiter Parthenon (ATHENS)

Parthenon (ATHENS)

Incontournable

This temple of Athena that already existed, was rebuilt in grand fashion under Pericles (495 BC -  429 BC);...

Visiter Odeon of Herod Atticus (ATHENS)

Odeon of Herod Atticus (ATHENS)

Incontournable

This theater was built in 161 A.D. by Herod Atticus (101-176 A.D.) in honor of his wife who died in 160 A.D....

Visiter Acropolis Museum (ATHENS)

Acropolis Museum (ATHENS)

Incontournable

It houses objects found during excavations of the Acropolis, and the fragile elements of the monuments....

Visiter Academy of Athens (ATHENS)

Academy of Athens (ATHENS)

Incontournable

Established in 1926, with the main idea of establishing an academy based on the model of Plato, it is the largest...

Visiter National Library (ATHENS)

National Library (ATHENS)

Incontournable

The building was designed by Theophilus Hansen and is part of his trilogy, which also includes the University and the...

Visiter Cape Sounion (ATTICA)

Cape Sounion (ATTICA)

Incontournable

There was already a temple of Poseidon in this location in the 6th century BC, but it was destroyed by the Persians in...

Visiter Mystras Lower Part (PELOPONNESE)

Mystras Lower Part (PELOPONNESE)

Incontournable

This city was founded by the Franks in 1249, after they gave up Sparta. There were as many as 20,000 citizens and in...

Visiter Delphi and Sterea Ellada

Delphi and Sterea Ellada

Incontournable

The occupation of this site at the foot of Mount Parnassus dates back to the Neolithic Age; then a village founded...

Visiter Mount Athos (MACEDONIA)

Mount Athos (MACEDONIA)

Incontournable

On this mountain, which rises as high as 2033 m, 20 monasteries were established from the 10th century, thus forming an...

Visiter Archaeological Museum of Athens (ATHENS)

Archaeological Museum of Athens (ATHENS)

Museum

One must go to see this magnificent museum, which has invaluable treasures, the first of which dates back to -3500....

Visiter Exárchéia (ATHENS)

Exárchéia (ATHENS)

District

This neighborhood created between 1880 and 1890 was in its beginnings a quiet bourgeois quarter, with neo-classical...

Visiter Lykavittós (ATHENS)

Lykavittós (ATHENS)

Hill

This limestone hill, 277 m high, is the highest of the eight hills of Athens. It can be climbed by a funicular or by...

Visiter Gennádeion (ATHENS)

Gennádeion (ATHENS)

Library

The diplomat Ioánnis Gennádeios (1844-1932), who had collected rare and precious books and manuscripts throughout his...

Visiter National Art Gallery (ATHENS)

National Art Gallery (ATHENS)

Museum

The idea of ??an art gallery began to sprout after the independence of Greece in 1830, and after Otto I, son of Louis I...

Visiter Museum of Cycladic Art (ATHENS)

Museum of Cycladic Art (ATHENS)

Museum

It was opened in 1985, to accommodate the collection of objets d'art found in the Cyclades islands, which belonged...

Visiter Byzantine and Christian Museum (ATHENS)

Byzantine and Christian Museum (ATHENS)

Museum

It is one of the great museums of Athens; It was created in 1914. Its collection was welcomed in several places before...

Visiter Place Kolonakí (ATHENS)

Place Kolonakí (ATHENS)

Square

The place owes its name to the discovery of an ancient column at this place. It is the center of a chic neighborhood...

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