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METRO

  METRO –  The Athens Metro has 3 lines. Line 1 (the Green line) started operation in 1869, making it the second oldest underground metro system in the world after the London Underground. Lines 2 and 3 opened in 2000 and increased the Metro’s popularity due to its speed, cleanliness and security. Today’s Athens” underground […]

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BUS / TROLLEYS

  BUS / TROLLEYS – City buses and electrical trolley-buses serve Athens and its suburbs. Most vehicles are modern and air-conditioned. Special schedules apply during summer months of July-September. Operating hours vary according to line/day/season, but generally they run between 5:00 a.m. – midnight. There are also five 24-hour lines, 4 airport lines (see above […]

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TAXI

  TAXI – starting fares for taxis in Athens is €1.19. The rate per km. within the city limits is €0.68 (and €1.19 per km. outside the city limits). Tourists taking a taxi from the airport to Athens city pay a flat rate of €35 (daytime), €50 at night (midnight to 5:00 am). For those […]

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Temple of Poseidon

Temple of Poseidon (Cape Sounion) – located 69 km southeast of Athens (at the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula), this temple (built on top of a sheer cliff facing the Aegean Sea) was dedicated to Poseidon – the ancient Greek god of the sea. The high status afforded this temple and Poseidon himself is […]

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Temple of Olympian Zeus

Temple of Olympian Zeus (Vasilissis Olgas Avenue, Athens) – located southeast of the Acropolis, in the center of the Greek capital, is this temple that was dedicated to Zeus (king of the Olympian gods). Peisistratus the Young initiated the construction of a monumental temple in 515 BC, but failed to complete his project because of […]

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Temple of Hephaestus

Philopappos Monument – during the Roman era, a consul and member of its Senate, Gaius Julius Antiochus Philopappos (who was originally a prince of Commagene – a small Hellenic kingdom in Syria), spent many of exile his years in Athens and acted as a benefactor to the city (sponsoring a number of theater plays). Between […]

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Panathenaic Stadium

Panathenaic Stadium (Vasileos Konstantinou Avenue – opposite the statue of Myron Discobolus, Athens) – this 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 that city’s most popular touristic attractions and one of Athens’ landmarks. […]

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Numismatic Museum of Athens

Numismatic Museum of Athens (12 Panepistimiou Avenue, Athens 10671) — The Numismatic Museum of Athens, with a history going back to 1829, is one of the few of its kind in the world and the only such museum in the Balkans. It provides continuous educational support for Hellenism in terms of numismatics, history and art […]

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National Museum of Contemporary Art

National Museum of Contemporary Art (17-19 Vas. Georgiou B and Riggillis Streets, Athens 10675) – began operating in 2000. It is the only state museum in Athens focusing on contemporary Greek and international visual arts. This museum’s aim is to develop an important nucleus of art works by Greek and international artists that, despite its […]

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National Archaeological Museum

  National Archaeological Museum (15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens) – is the largest museum in Greece and one of the world’s great museums. Although its original purpose was to secure all the finds from the 19th century excavations in and around Athens, it gradually became the central National Archaeological Museum and was enriched with finds […]