Sights of Athens

Greece is well known all over the world for its history and monuments. Many of them are to be found in Athens, where our hotel is located. Places that are really worth seeing are so close to the Embassy that you can even walk at them.

  • The Acropolis, one of the greatest heritage sites of the world, stands high above Athens. It features the magnificent Parthenon, the Propylea, The Temple of Athina Nike and the Erechtheion, all built in the 5th century BC.
  • The Acropolis Museum, a unique building that houses at 26,000 square meters the findings of the archaeological site of Acropolis of Athens, as well as every object that has been found on the sacred rock and at its foot.
  • The Pnyx, the cradle of democracy, where Athenian citizens gathered to debate major political issues. This is the site of the Sound and Light Show performed each evening from April to October.
  • The Ancient Agora, the marketplace of ancient times and the Roman Agora with its clock tower known as the Tower of the Winds.
  • The Temple of Olympian Zeus, its construction started in the 6th century BC but was finished some centuries later.
  • The Hadrian’s Arch, a monument of roman times, was built in the 2nd century AD.
  • The Old Town of Athens “Plaka”, with its narrow streets, under the Acropolis hill, with Byzantine churches, museums and monuments. The Lysicrates Monument stands on a small square in Plaka, was built in the 4th century BC.
  • The Panathenaikon Stadium, built on the remains of an ancient stadium from the 4th century BC, hosted the first contemporary Olympic Games in 1896.
  • The Theatre of Dionysos, constructed in the 6th century BC and the Theatre of Herodes Atticu, built under Roman rule in the 2nd century AD, next to the Acropolis.
  • The Keramikos, the cemetery of ancient Athens, features many beautifully decorated tombstones, the walls constructed under Themistocles in 478 BC, as well as the Dipylon Gate and Sacred Gate. There is also a museum in Keramikos.
  • The majestic Zappion Hall built in 1888, which is surrounded by a park.
  • The Greek Parliament, formerly the Royal Palace built in 1840, overlooks Syntagma Square and The Old Parliament on Stadiou Street is one of the best samples of neo-classical architecture. It was used as the seat of Parliament from 1875 to 1932.
  • The Anglican church of St. Paul, built in 1842, The National Archaeological Museum, one of the world’s greatest museums with a unique collection of ancient Greek art, The Byzantine Museum, The National Art Gallery Museum and the Museum of Greek Folk Art.