Places to visit in Athens
National Archaeological Museum For a whirlwind tour of Greek history as told by ancient artifacts themselves, visit the National Archaeological Museum. Exhibits at the museum date back to pre-historic times and feature art and artifacts of all kinds, including sculptures, wall frescoes; be sure to check out the 20,000-volume library of archaeology featuring publications dating back to the 17th century. The National Archaeological Museum is just a 15-minute walk – from the Athinaikon.
Anafiotika is attached to the Acropolis rock, some say it looks like a village from Greek islands on the foot of the Acropolis. Built in the mid 19th century and part of Plaka at the Anafiotika you will find restaurants and bars spill out onto stairs that climb upwards toward the Acropolis full of paths with plants, small gardens and terraces. Anafiotika is just 0.7 km – a 15-minute walk – from Athens Psiri Hotel.
The Acropolis: This instantly recognizable site is one of the world’s top tourist destinations and is just 0.9 km – a 15-minute walk – from the Athinaikon Hotel. The Acropolis is an architectural marvel, rich with history and mystique. Structures of the Acropolis include the Parthenon, the Odeon of Pericles, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheum. The Acropolis Museum also houses priceless artifacts from centuries past. You can access the Acropolis via Metro line 2; take the train from Panepistimio station to the Acropolis station.
Lycabettus Hill Athens is the second highest point of Athens post Tourkovounia and rises 227 meters above the city. Lycabettus has the chapel of St. George at the top and operates funicular. On the hill is the Lycabettus Theater an open modern amphitheater where every year take place musical concerts and theatrical performances. Many famous artists who have made concerts at Lycabettus theater, among others Ray Charles, Joan Baez, BB King, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Brown, Bob Dylan.
More places to visit in Athens – National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Syntagma Square, National Garden Athens, Plaka, Lycabettus Hill Athens, Acropolis, Psiri Square, Monastiraki, Parthenon, Thiseio, Erechtheion, Ancient Agora, Herod Atticus Odeon, Panathenaic Stadium, Philopappos Hill, Temple of Olympian Zeus.