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MUSEUMS AND LANDMARKS

THE ACROPOLIS
One of the most important ancient sites in the world, the Acropolis stands proudly on a hill overlooking the city of Athens. Discover the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion, and the Temple of Athena Nike.
Location: Acropolis Hill, Athens 105 58
ACROPOLIS MUSEUM
A state of the art museum purposely built to house the artifacts discovered on and around the Acropolis Hill. Don’t miss the Parthenon gallery – a glass atrium that houses the Parthenon’s 160m-long frieze.
Location: 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athens 117 42
ANCIENT AGORA
The Agora was the beating heart of ancient Athens and the center of political, social, administrative, and commercial activity. Visit the Temple of Hephaestus, the Ancient Agora Museum and the Byzantine Church of the Holy Apostles.
Location: 24 Adrianou, Athens 105 55
ODEON OF HERODUS ATTICUS
This stunning open-air theater dates back to 161 AD. It imposingly sits beneath the southwest slope of the Acropolis and serves as a venue for musical and theatrical performances.
Location: Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athens 105 55
TEMPLE OF OLYMPIAN ZEUS
Located on a busy street in central Athens, believed to be one of the largest temples in Greece, this lesser known ancient temple dedicated to Zeus is truly an impressive site.
Location: Athens 105 57
THE PANATHENAIC STADIUM
Also known as Kallimarmaro, meaning beautiful marble, this ancient stadium is the only stadium in the world built completely of marble. Restored in 1896 to host the first modern Olympic Games, today it is still in use as a multi-purpose stadium.
Location: Vasileos Konstantinou, Athens 116 35
BENAKI MUSEUM OF GREEK CULTURE
A fine museum that holds an extensive collection of artifacts spanning from the Bronze Age to modern Greece. Don’t miss the exquisite Byzantine icons and the collection of Greek regional costumes.
Location: 1 Koumpari, Athens 106 74
BENAKI MUSEUM PIREOS ANNEXE
A major hub of contemporary art that hosts renowned international and Greek artists. In addition to its massive exhibition space, the museum is home to an airy cafe and an excellent gift shop.
Location: 138 Pireos, Athens 118 54
MUSEUM OF CYCLADIC ART
The museum’s permanent collection is housed in the main building and includes significant Cycladic, ancient Greek and Cypriot artifacts while temporary exhibitions are held in the adjacent Stathatos Mansion.
Location: 4 Neofitou Douka, Athens 106 74
THE BYZANTINE & CHRISTIAN MUSEUM
An outstanding museum whose exhibits include 3500 icons, 4000 religious and secular artifacts, and a large collection of documents from the early Christian years to the Post-Byzantine era.
Location: 22 Vasilissis Sofias, Athens 106 75
KERAMEIKOS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
Kerameikos is the archaeological site of a 6th century Athenian cemetery with a small yet exceptional museum containing stelae, sculptures, and terracotta figurines.
Location: 148 Ermou, Athens 105 53
NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
One of Athens’ most important museums whose mission is to exhibit the historical, cultural and artistic value of ancient Greek art.
Location: 44 28is Oktovriou, Athens 106 82
MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART
A collection of Islamic art that ranks among the best in the world and includes ceramics, inscribed funerary stelae, weaponry, textiles and a marble-faced interior of a reception room from a 17th-century Cairo mansion.
Location: 22 Ag. Asomaton & 12 Dipilou, Athens, 105 53
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Housed in a former Athenian brewery, this contemporary art museum houses a collection of works by famous Greek and international artists.
Location: Kallirrois & Amvrosiou Frantzi, Athens 117 43
STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION CULTURAL CENTER
One of the most sustainable buildings of its size, the SNFCC hosts exhibitions, special events and educational programs and offers stunning views of the sea and the city.
Location: 364 Syggrou, Kallithea 176 74
ILIAS LALAOUNIS JEWLERY MUSEUM
A museum founded in 1993 to house a collection of over 4000 pieces of jewelry and micro sculptures designed by its founder, Ilias Lalaounis, between 1940 and 2000.
Location: 12 Kallisperi & Karyatidon, Athens 117 42
NUMISMATIC MUSEUM
One of Greece’s most important museums, this museum exhibits one of the greatest collections of ancient and modern coins in the world.
Location: 12 Eleftheriou Venizelou, Athens 106 71
HELLENIC CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Featuring a variety of exhibitions for children aged 0-12. Worth visiting are the toy and materials store, where children play with innovative games, build creative constructions and get acquainted with the concept of recycling.
Location: Rigillis &17-19 Vasileos Georgiou B’, Athens 106 75