is the most visited area of Athens.
Plaka is the oldest section of Athens. It is the most popular and
picturesque area, expanded to the North and East of the Acropolis. The
district of Plaka is a gloriously exotic labyrinth of alleys, winding
streets and stairs lined with C19th neo-classical houses and mansions,
with beautifully decorated tiled roofs. Most of them are restored
accommodating museums, restaurants or shops. Plaka district is almost
completely pedestrianised and contains the famous flea market around
Monastiraki Square, ancient sites and small museums of traditional and
One of the most vivid and busy areas in downtown Athens. It is ideal
for walking or shopping day and night.
Lycabettus is always beautiful! You can climb it throughout the year
and enjoy the superb view that it offers. You can reach the hill
either on foot following the stairs, or by car taking the road that
leads to the theater of Lycabettus. During the summer, the Lycabettus
theatre hosts various theatrical performances and concerts.
The hill of Lycabettus offers a unique sight of Attica's peninsula
with Athens, Piraeus and the Saronicos golf. The St George's church on
Lycabettus is a traditional 19th century building.
Psirri is the small neighborhood in downtown Athens that is directly
adjacent to Plaka. It is also a popular spot in Athens. The area is
perfect for a stroll, but also offers a multitude of outdoor-dining
places, street-cafes, clubs and bistros.
National Archaeological Museum of Athens
It is the most important archaeological museum in Greece and one of
the richest in the world concerning ancient Greek art.
National Historical Museum
It is the oldest museum of its kind and it includes rich collections,
which highlight the most representative phases of Hellenic history.
The Acropolis Museum
It is one of the most important museums in the world. Here you can
admire masterpieces of the ancient Greek civilization.
Other important museums are the Byzantine Museum, the museum of the
Ancient Agora (Stoa of Attalos), the Benaki Museum, the Archaeological
Museum of Kerameikos, the National Art Gallery and Alexandros Soutzos
Museum, the War Museum of Athens.
Also don’t forget to visit archaeological sites such as the Ancient
Agora of Athens, the Roman Agora of Athens, Kerameikos, Olympieion,
Plato's Academy, Sounion Sanctuary of Poseidon and Athena.