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Best things to do in Aegean Sea

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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.”
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Hill
“Being in Athens and not visit Acropolis? No!?! Acropolis is a must. Breathe the clean air and enjoy the view from the ancient rocky hill that Socrates, Plato, Aristotles and many others inspired and shaped logic, founded ideas and gave birth to science. Discover the architecture of Parthenon and the maths behind the construction. Enjoy the tour!”
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Park
“You can get a break between visiting historical places of Athens, A lot of high trees to protect you from the sun.”
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History Museum
“It is considered one of the greatest museums in the world and contains the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity worldwide”
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Neighbourhood
“Old part of the city with beautiful architecture, restaurants and souvenirs”
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Track Stadium
“The Panathenaic Stadium is a classical cultural and touristic monument of Greece and one of the most significant monuments not only for Athens, but for the whole Greece. It is one of our city’s most popular touristic attractions and one of Athens’ landmarks. Its rich history is directly connected to the Modern Olympic Games as from their revival in 1896 until the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. It is also the place from where the Olympic flame sets up its journey to the cities of the Olympic Games, both Winter, Summer and Youth.”
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Cultural Center
“This is a new amazing addition to this city and it is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation largest single grant. It was completed in 2016 and on 23rd February 2017 was transferred to the Greek State and by extension, to Greek society. This incredible building houses now the National Library of Greece and the Opera house, which will be equipped with the latest technological advancements. It also has training rooms, practising rooms, bullet rooms, archives, libraries, children play areas, study areas, computer rooms etc. But equally amazing is the Stavros Niarchos Park, which is a vital green space in a city with the lowest per capita green space in Europe!! Visitors can rest in specially designed seating areas or explore a nearby circular labyrinth! Children can play in the creative playgrounds of innovative design! The whole centre has been named Best International Project of the Year in the 2016 UK Building Awards and was awarded with many more honours since then. Location: Andrea Siggrou 364, Kallithea 17674”
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Historic Site
“Located on the northwest side of the Acropolis lies Ancient Agora. It is home to various monuments such as Stoa Poikile, Temple of Hephaestus, Mitroo, Tholos, Stoa of Attalos, Vouleftirion and the Altar of the Twelve Gods.”
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Historic Site
“The old watch tower, turned prison, turned museum is the emblem of Thessaloniki.”
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Liquor Store
“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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Historic Site
“The Temple of Olympian Zeus is a colossal ruined temple in the center of Athens dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods. Its construction dates back to the 6th century BC during the rule of the Athenian tyrants, who envisaged building the greatest temple in the ancient world. However, it was not completed until the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD some 638 years after the project had begun. During the Roman periods, the Temple of Olympian Zeus was renowned as the greatest temple in Greece and housed one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world. ”
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Other Great Outdoors
“A rare expanse of green in the heart of Athens, Filopappou hill is the forested area underscoring the beauty of the Acropolis to the monument’s southwest. A great place for 360 views of the city, sunset strolls, picnics and historical sightseeing. Like most places in Athens, Filopappou hill is abound with historical importance; there, you will find important monuments like the Monument of Filoppapos himself, Socrates’ Prison and the Shrine of the Muses, along with later-day landmarks, such as the Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris.”
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Neighbourhood
“You can get Monastiriaki directly by metro from Pireus. The best place to buy souvenirs, fresh greek fruits, leather sandals and more. Monastiriaki is a good start for sightseeing in Athens.”
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Other Great Outdoors
“For romantic evenings, gorgeous sunsets and an amazing panoramic view of Athens, Mount Lycabettus is an incredible adventure. As the highest point in Athens, it allows visitors to see all across the Attica basin and the Aegean Sea. Climbers can also see as the chapel of St. George from its peak. A little cafe here will serve up a fantastic dinner for two. To start the hike, visitors go up the path that begins at the end of Aristippou Street in Kolonaki. The path continues to wind upwards around the mountain. Visitors can also take the funicular, which departs from Ploutarchou and Aristippou Street.”
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Other Great Outdoors
“Would you like to know what to see in Bodrum? Enjoy the International Bodrum Ballet Festival at the historical Bodrum Castle, bringing together artists and art lovers to enjoy the history and culture of Bodrum.”
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Plaza
“Located just off of Monastiraki Square, at the metro's exit, this flea market is a staple of the Athenian shopping scene. It's especially popular for antique collectors, but you can also find trinkets like colorful beads and souvenirs, the ubiquitous Greek leather sandals, international clothing brands, outdoor goods, records and musical instruments and everything in between. ”
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