Athens is the historical capital of Europe

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Athens is the capital of Greece and one of the oldest cities in the world, and is sometimes referred to as the cradle of Western civilization.

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Acropolis of Athens
Ioannou:The Acropolis is the most important ancient site in the Western world.
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Ioannou:The temple was named for Erechtheus, a mythical king of Athens and was dedicated to both Poseidon and Athena. Construction of the building started in 421 BC, and it was completed fifteen years later. Inside the temple's cella stood an ancient, wooden statue of Athena which according to legend, had fallen from the sky. Porch of the Caryatids, Erechtheum, Acropolis Porch of the Caryatids Three porticos led to the inner chambers of the cella. The most famous is the iconic porch of the Korai, better known as the porch of the Caryatids. Here the Ionic columns are replaced with statues of young girls. In their hands they held plates, now lost. The statues on the Acropolis have been replaced by replicas. Five of the original six statues are in the Acropolis Museum, the remaining one is on display at the British Museum.
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Ioannou:The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron.
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Ioannou:The Propylaea was the grand entrance to the Parthenon temple and was built around the natural entrance to the plateau of the Acropolis.
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Temple of Athena Nike
Ioannou:The southwest of the Acropolis plateau, right next to the Propylaia, has been an important location of a sanctuary dating back to the Mycenaean era. It is a protruding tall mass of rock, strategically located in a way that protects the south flank of the most vulnerable access point and gate to the citadel.
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Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Ioannou:The ancient Odeon of Herodes Atticus theatre is one of the must see attractions in Athens and considered one of the best open air theatres in the world.
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Choragic Monument of Lysicrates
Ioannou:the only extant example of the ancient Greek architectural structure known as the choragic monument
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Hadrian's Library
Ioannou:between the Agora and the Acropolis, philhellene Roman Emperor Hadrian 132 A.D. built, in an area of 10,000 sq m, the renowned complex of the Library that contained -in addition to the three stories housing books - reading rooms, teaching rooms, porticoes for philosophical walks, gardens and a pond for recreation. The Emperor’s goal was to create a place of academic study worthy of the reputation of Ancient Athens in Letters and Science.
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Tower of the Winds
Ioannou:Most archaeological sites in Athens are old temples, but this ancient structure had a scientific purpose. When it was constructed at the end of the 2nd century BCE, the Tower of the Winds included sundials, a clepsydra (water clock), and a weather vane, effectively making it the first meteorological station in the world.
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Temple of Hephaestus
Ioannou:The Temple of Hephaestus in Athens, Attica: The Temple of Hephaestus is the best preserved ancient temple in Greece. It was dedicated to Hephaestus, the ancient god of fire and Athena, goddess of pottery and crafts. According to the archeologists, the temple was built around 450 B.C. at the western edge of the city, on top of Agoreos Koronos hill, and it is a classic example of Dorian architecture.
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Stoa of Attalos
Ioannou:The Stoa of Attalos or Attalus located in the east side of archaeological site of the Ancient Agora in Athens just oposite the Adrianou street in Monastiraki. The Stoa of Attalos was built around 150 BC, by Attalos II, King of Pergamos as a donation to Athens. The construction of the building began in 159 BC and ended in 138 BC. The building was the largest in length in Greece during the antiquity. It was rebuilt in the same style and shape from 1953 to 1956 by the American School of Archaeology with funding from JD. Rockefeller and now houses the Museum of Ancient Agora in Athens.
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Panathenaic Stadium
Ioannou:The spectacular Panathenaic Stadium remains one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions and is a shining beacon of modern Athens. Following several transformations over its long history, it eventually became the home of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and remains the only stadium in the world built entirely out of marble.
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Hadrian's Arch
Ioannou:Hadrian's gate is a monumental gateway of Corinthian order and in architectural form a combination of the Roman type of triumphal arch with the Greek propylon. The arch was erected in 131-132 AD by the Athenians as a tribute to the Roman emperor Hadrian. Built over an ancient road, the arch marked the division between the old city and the new regions in Roman Athens, the building itself bearing testimony to that. There are two inscriptions on the arch, facing in opposite directions: The inscription on the NW side, facing towards Acropolis, was this is Athens, the ancient city of Theseus, while the inscription on the SW side towards Olympieio read this is the city of Hadrian, and not of Theseus.
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Temple of Olympian Zeus
Ioannou:The Temple of Olympian Zeus, 500 meters southeast of the Acropolis, measured 96 meters long and 40 meters wide. It was once an impressive construction made entirely of white marble from Mount Pentelicus. The monument had 104 15-meter Corinthian columns. Nowadays, only 15 remain standing, and one intact column lies on the ground.
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Ancient Agora of Athens
Ioannou:The Agora is not important for the splendor of its buildings, but for the significance of its history.
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Ioannou:The Areopagus is a bare marble hill across from the entrance to the Acropolis. Its ancient marble steps can be slippery, especially in the rain. Wear appropriate shoes! Near the base of the stairs is a bronze plaque with the Greek text of Paul's sermon. At the top there are nice views of the Acropolis.
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Kerameikos Cemetery
Ioannou:One of the most beautiful and least visited of the archaeological sites in downtown Athens is Kerameikos, the ancient cemetery of Athens.
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Monument of Philopappos
Ioannou:In antiquity the Philopappos Hill was known as the Mouseion (Hill of the Muses). The Greek believed that the hill was inhabited by the nine muses and that Musaeus, a poet and disciple of Orpheus, was buried here. The hill has a height of 147 meters (482 ft) and offers spectacular views of the Acropolis. Towards the south you can see as far as the sea.
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Academy of Athens
Ioannou:The Academy is the most magnificent of all the neoclassical buildings that were constructed in Athens during the 19th century. Its design was inspired by the ancient Erechtheion at the Acropolis.
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National Library of Greece
Ioannou:The National Library is one of many neoclassical buildings that were erected in Athens after the city had become capital of the newly created Greek state. It was designed by the Danish architect Theophil Hansen.
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National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Ioannou:The building for the University was one of the first neoclassical structures built in Athens after the city became the capital of Greece in 1834. It is the oldest of a group of three neoclassical buildings that are collectively known as the trilogy of neoclassical Athens.
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Ioannou:At this site all the great political struggles of Athens of the "Golden Age" were fought out. Pericles, Aristides and Alcibiades spoke here, within sight of the Parthenon, temple of Athena. Here Demosthenes delivered his vilifications of Philip of Macedon, the famous Philippics.
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Athens Down Town


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Ioannou:While in Athens, it is important to visit all the top landmarks. However, you’ll also want to spend some time relaxing and enjoying life the way the Athenians do. The Thissio neighborhood is the perfect place to do this.
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Monastiraki Flea Market
Ioannou:For many tourists Monastiraki Square is the starting point for a visit to the Flea Market, an open air market that is held once a week at the nearby Plateia Avissynias. Here you can find anything from kitsch and souvenirs to chandeliers and beautifully crafted armoires.
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Apostolou Pavlou
Ioannou:Apostolou Pavlou pedestrian street, links Dionyssiou Areopagitou pedestrian street with the historic district of Thesseion, and, eventually Monastiraki.
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Ioannou:is a colorful neoclassical neighborhood known for its artisans, specialty stores, restaurants, bars, tavernas with or without live music, theaters, art galleries, antique shops
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Dionysiou Areopagitou
Ioannou:Awalk Dionyssiou Aeropagitou pedestrian street is one of the most impressive streets of Athens, if not the world, offering an extraordinary view of the southern slope of the Acropolis,
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Ioannou:Famous as an anarchist hotspot, Exarchia has always been a focus for a fierce exchange of ideas, creativity and youth culture. During the peak economic crisis the area was a hub of protest and rebellion, and today it is a destination for young creatives looking to embrace the fluid, beautiful chaos on offer in the area. If you’re in Athens and looking for a way to spend a day in one of its most exciting neighbourhoods, read Culture Trip’s for how to spend a day in Exarchia.
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Syntagma (Constitution) Square
Ioannou:Syntagma Square is the most important square in Athens; it is constantly crowded with locals and tourists alike. The square is bordered on the east side by the Hellenic Parliament Building.Nearly every major event in Greece has been celebrated or mourned here.Syntagma Square is also the starting point of Ermou Street, the most important shopping street in Athens. The pedestrianized street leads all the way west towards Monastiraki Square.
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Mount Lycabettus
Ioannou:Lykavittos is the highest hill in Athens, and is visible from all over the city. A funicular brings visitors to the top of the hill, which offers great views over the Acropolis and the city of Athens. Lykavittos Hill, Athens Lykavittos Hill The hill, also called Lykabettus, can alternatively also be climbed on foot or by car. Cars can't reach the top, so you'll still have some walking to do before you reach the peak of the hill at a height of 277 meters (over 900 ft).
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National Garden
Ioannou:The sixteen hectare (40 acres) large garden was originally created as a private garden for the Royal Palace - now the Parliament Building - at Syntagma Square. This Royal Garden was first laid out in 1836 by the architect of the palace, Friedrich von Gärtner.In 1923, after the royals had already moved to a new palace nearby, the park was opened to the public. At the same time it was renamed National Garden. The leafy park soon became popular with the citizens of Athens, as it is a beautiful and quiet refuge from the hectic city center. The many tall trees provide ample of shade, a necessity in a city with often scorching summer months. The garden is decorated with statues, flowerbeds and even some ruins from the Antiquity. There is also a duck pond, a turtle pond, a very small zoo and a children's playground. You can also visit the small botanical museum or the park café.
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Zappio Megaro
Ioannou:To the south the National Garden is bordered by the equally pleasant gardens of the Zappeion. The gardens surround the neoclassical Zappeion, a large exposition and congress hall that was built in the nineteenth century. At the center of the garden stands a large fountain, built to commemorate the inauguration of the Marathon Dam.
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Ioannou:Ermou is the most popular shopping street in Athens
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Ioannou:Perched on the north slope of the Acropolis Hill is one of Athens's most idyllic neighborhoods, Anafiotika. The picturesque whitewashed houses and narrow alleys are reminiscent of a Cyclade island village.The area is one of the city's most charming, and many of the houses are decorated with colorful bougainvillea. Despite the constant stream of tourists you won't find many restaurants or souvenir shops here.
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Omonia Square
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Ioannou:Monastiraki Square is one of the most attractive squares in Athens. For centuries this square was the city's commercial center. Today it is particularly crowded on Sundays, when the nearby open air flea market attracts throngs of tourists.Monastiraki was the site of one of the largest monasteries in Athens. Most of this 'Great Monastery' was demolished during archaeological excavations in the nineteenth century. So little was left of the complex - only the church remains - that it was ironically named 'monastiráki' or 'little monastery', which eventually gave the neighborhood its name.
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Old Parliament
Ioannou:The Greek Parliament Building was erected between 1836 and 1842 as the royal palace for king Otto I, the first king of modern Greece. The architect was the German Friedrich von Gärtner, who designed a monumental building with neoclassical facade.
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Monument of the Unknown Soldier
Ioannou:In front of the Parliament Building is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The monument, with a large relief depicting a nude, dying hoplite, was inaugurated on March 25, 1932, on the Greek day of independence. On either side of the tomb are excerpts from Pericles's famous funeral oration inscribed on the wall.The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is permanently guarded by Evzones, members of the presidential guard in traditional attire, foustanella. The foustanella was worn by the Greek revolutionaries who fought the independence war against the Turkish between 1821 and 1830. It consists of a white skirt with four hundred pleats (the number of years of Turkish rule), white shirts with long sleeves, red pointed shoes with large pompons and an embroidered vest. The change of the guards, on the hour, looks like a very slow dance where the soldiers kick their feet on the ground and in the air. On Sunday at 11 o'clock, the ceremony is more elaborate than the weekday event and features a marching ba
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First Cemetery of Athens
Ioannou:The First Cemetery of Athens was created in the early nineteenth century and contains the graves and tombs of some of the most notable citizens of modern Greece, including many leading politicians and intellectuals.
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Ioannou:Adrianou StreetExcavations have proven that Adrianou is the oldest commercial street in Athens still in continuous use with exactly the same layout, direction and usage since antiquity.



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Museum of Cycladic Art
Ioannou:The Museum of Cycladic Art is a museum dedicated to the ancient Aegean cultures, covering a history of about four millennia. It is especially renowned for its collection of marble statues from the Cyclads, an island group in the Aegean Sea.
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Acropolis Museum
Ioannou:Most of the artifact unearthed at the Acropolis of Athens are now exhibited at the Acropolis Museum, including the most extensive group of Korai statues, and the sculptures that once adorned the Parthenon. Elgin Marbles, British Museum The majority of the original Parthenon sculptures are in the British Museum in London, where they are known as the Elgin Marbles. n 1799 Lord Elgin, British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, obtained permission from the Ottoman rulers to take about two thirds of the sculptures of the Parthenon to the United Kingdom. In 1816 the sculptures were sold to the British government and displayed in the British Museum, where they are still to this day The Greek government considers the transaction invalid and has demanded the sculptures to be returned to Athens. The new Acropolis Museum was built in part to demonstrate that Greece is capable of providing a safe and proper accommodation for the invaluable sculpture collection.
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National Archaeological Museum
Ioannou:The largest museum of Greece hosts the most important artifacts from the entire country under one roof. All eras of Ancient Greek history are represented from the stone age to the Roman Era.
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Athens War Museum
Ioannou:The War Museum was established by the Hellenic State in 1964 in order to honor all those who fought for the country's freedom
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Benaki Museum
Ioannou:The Benaki Museum of Greek Culture is housed in one of the most beautiful neoclassical-style buildings in Athens, near the National Garden and the Hellenic Parliament. It was converted into a museum in order to shelter the collections of Antonis Benakis and was donated to the Greek nation by himself and his three sisters, Alexandra, Penelope and Argine. Following its most recent refurbishment (1989–2000), the building houses a unique exhibition on Greek culture arranged diachronically from prehistory to the 20th century.
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National Historical Museum
Ioannou:National Historical Museum is permanently housed in the Old Parliament Building at Stadiou Street (Kolokotronis square) since 1960. The Museum narrates the history of Modern Greece: the period of Ottoman and Latin rule, the Greek War of Independence (1821), the liberation struggles, the creation of an independent state, the political, social and spiritual development of the Greeks up to the present day.
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Stoa of Attalos
Ioannou:The Archaeological Museum of the Athenian Agora is hosted in the Hellenistic Stoa of Atallos. The stoa was rebuilt in the 1950's from the ground up with the purpose of storing the artifacts unearthed in the Agora excavations, and to house the museum where the most important items can be exhibited. The museum highlights include art dating all the way back to the stone age, every-day life objects, and artifacts directly related to the Athenian democracic functions.
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Hellenic Motor Museum
Ioannou:Rev your engine at The Hellenic Motor Museum When you’ve ticked off all the ancient wonders, change gears and check out over 100 amazing cars at the Hellenic Motor Museum. From vintage cars to classics, there’s a huge collection here to impress any Top Gear or motor fan. Explore three floors and see cars from the 19th and 20th centuries. From models that are now out of action like Avions Voisin, Delage, and Lagonda, to cars that are still on the roads, like Bugatti, Ferrari, and Aston Martin, they’re all waiting to rev your engine here.
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Byzantine And Christian Museum
Ioannou:The Byzantine and Christian Museum, which is based in Athens, is one of Greece’s national museums.

coffee drinks & food

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Οπως παλια
Ioannou:drinks & food
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Laluk Cafe-Bar
Ioannou:coffee & drinks
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Ioannou:Drinks & food for vegan
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To Koutouki Tou Thoma
Ioannou:Η αθηναϊκή ταβέρνα όπως αυτή λειτουργούσε από τη δεκαετία του ’60 αλλάζει το Χωροχρόνο μας
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Ioannou:drinks & food


Athens you can visit areas outside the city center

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Asteras Beach
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Marina Zeas
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Lake Marathon
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Saronic Gulf
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Lavrio Port
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Kavouri Beach
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Asimaki beach
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Porto Rafti
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Rafina Port

Churches in Athens

In the heart of this historic Greek town of Athens and its winding streets lie numerous churches of impressive architecture, dating back to 5th century. Most of the churches in Athens are well-preserved, decorated with rare frescoes and icons.

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Metropolitan Church of Athens Evangelismos Theotokou
Ioannou:The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Annunciation, popularly known as the "Mētrópolis", is the cathedral church of the Archbishopric of Athens and all Greece. The construction of the Cathedral began on Christmas Day, 1842 with the laying of the cornerstone by King Otto and Queen Amalia.
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Church of Saint Eirini
Ioannou:Agia Irini is located on the crossway of Aiolou and Athinaidos Street.After the reconstitution of the Greek state, it functioned as the Cathedral of Athens, since it was one of the oldest and best-preserved churches after the Revolution.However, in order to correspond to the needs of the newly established state, the old church was rebuilt by the designs of the architect Lysandros Kaftantzoglou during the period 1846-1850, while its decoration was completed in 1892.This is a three-aisled Basilica of neoclassical order with a dome.It is worth mentioning that despite its reconstruction, the Metropolis of Athens was eventually moved into a newly built church.The church of Agia Irini has become known during the recent years for the masses of devoutness of the Byzantine Choir of LykourgosAggelopoulos.
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Panaghia Kapnikarea
Ioannou:A major landmark and an important meeting point for locals on the famous pedestrian shopping street of Ermou, the church of Panagia Kapnikarea dates back to the 11th century. An ideal spot where shoppers often sit down to take a break from the busy street, it features stunning murals. When Ermou Street was constructed in 1834, they planned to relocate the church elsewhere, but it was saved after King Otto’s father’s (Ludwig, King of Bavaria) intervention.
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Saint George Lycabettus
Ioannou:If you gaze towards Lykavittos Hill, you will discern on its top the small white chapel of Agios Georgios.It is a single-naved church with a dome built around 1870 on the same spot, where the temple of Akreos Zeus was located.You can go uphill either on foot via the paths that traverse the slopes of Lykavittos or by the funicular railway, which starts at Ploutarchou Street.From this point, the view spreads across all the region of Attica and dissolves in the depth of the Saronic Gulf.
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Church of the Transfiguration
Ioannou:Dating from the 11th century, the Church of Metamorphosis, also known as the Church of the Transfiguration of the Savior, sits on the flanks of the Acropolis. Located in the picturesque district of Anafiotika, the Cycladic-inspired area under the Sacred Rock, the church features a cross-in-square layout with a typical Athenian dome.On the northern foothills of the Acropolis, near the intersection of Theorias and Klepsydras streets, on the edge of the picturesque district of the Anafiotika in Plaka, is the beautiful, small church of Metamorphosis Sotiros (Transfiguration of Christ) .Celebrates: 6 August
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St Dionysius the Areopagite Church
Ioannou:The impressive church that stands dominant at a central location of Kolonaki square, on Skoufas street, opposite the Experimental School of the University of Athens, is dedicated to the bishop and patron saint of Athens, Agios Dionysius the Aeropagite. On the location of the present day church there was another smaller one, which started to be constructed in 1880 and was demolished in 1900 in order to erect another, larger one. Construction works started in 1925 and were completed in 1931, when the inauguration was carried out by the Archbishop Chrysostomos. Celebrates: 3 October
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Church of St. Nicholas Rangavas
Ioannou:he church of Agios Nikolaos Rangavas is situated in Prytaneion street, in Plaka, in the oldest neighborhood of Athens, where one can admire unique buildings from various periods. The church dates from the second half of the 11th century. The owner of the church was Leon Ragkavas, whose name is written on a small column that was found in the dome. It is possible that there is a relation of Leon Ragkavas with the family of the emperor Michael I Rangabe (811-813).Even though it has seen many changes through the years, it is considered one of the most important Byzantine monuments in Athens and is definitely worth visiting. Celebrates: 5th & 6th of December
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Ekklisia Agii Asomati ke Agios Georgios
Ioannou:The church of Agioi Asomatoi is located at the district of Theission and more specifically at the end of the most commercial street of Athens, at Ermou street. It has easy access since it is located next to the station of the Electric Railway. The church of Agioi Asomatoi is a characteristic example of an Athenian church of the 11th century. It belongs to the type of the simple cross-in-square church supported by four columns.Among others it is worth noticing that during the restoration works parts from wall paintings and a silver reliquary with the bones of an unknown saint.Celebrates: 8 November
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Church of St. John the Theologian
Ioannou:The church of Agios Ioannis Theologos is located at the picturesque district of Plaka, a great tourist attraction, at the intersection of Erechtheos and Erotokritou streets. The church dates from the end of the 11th century or the beginning of the 12th. To this dating also leads us a bronze coin of Alexios I Komnenos (1081-1118), which was found on its roof.It is worth visiting also for the Byzantine wall paintings, since very few exist in the area of Athens.Celebrates: 8 May
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Church of Agios Demetrios Loumbardiaris
Ioannou:According to the tradition, in 1658, on the eve of the saint’s celebration, when Yusuf, the Turkish commander of the Acropolis, wanted to bomb the church and the congregation with a loumbarda (large cannon) from the Propylaea. However, his plans were cancelled when a lightning struck and blew up the powder house on the Acropolis, resulting in his death. Due to this attempt with the loumbarda, the church was called Loumbardiaris.Thanks to its beautiful location, a lot of young couples choose Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris for their wedding
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Saint Catherine Plaka
Ioannou:The church of Agia Aikaterini is located at the intersection of Hairefontos and Lysikratous street at a busy and beautiful spot of the most picturesque district of Athens, Plaka, which attracts a lot of tourists. It has been constructed on top of an ancient temple dedicated to Artemis. On the one side of the courtyard there are the ruins of a Roman stoa with columns.he church keeps the holy relics brought by the refugees from Asia Minor. Finally, at its courtyard the visitors can discern architectural members of ancient buildings that still survive.Celebrates: 25 November
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Ekklisia Agia Dynami
Ioannou:The church was erected in the 16th century over the ruins of an ancient temple of Hercules and it was the Metochi of the Penteli Monastery, while in the same area there was an Old Christian basilica. The name Agia Dynami refers to the Virgin Mary and was given to the church because all pregnant Athenian women in order to give birth to strong children. For this reason the church’s celebration takes place of September 9th, day of the birth of Virgin Mary.
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Church of St Marina in Thissio
Ioannou:Agia Marina is situated on the hill of the Nymphs near the Observatory, at the district of Thission. On its southeastern corner they have incorporated the much older initial church, which was a cave and today is the baptistery.

Wonderguide map

  1. Acropolis of Athens
  2. Erechtheion
  3. Parthenon
  4. Propylaea
  5. Temple of Athena Nike
  6. Odeon of Herodes Atticus
  7. Choragic Monument of Lysicrates
  8. Hadrian's Library
  9. Tower of the Winds
  10. Temple of Hephaestus
  11. Stoa of Attalos
  12. Panathenaic Stadium
  13. Hadrian's Arch
  14. Temple of Olympian Zeus
  15. Ancient Agora of Athens
  16. Areopagus
  17. Kerameikos Cemetery
  18. Monument of Philopappos
  19. Academy of Athens
  20. National Library of Greece
  21. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  22. Pnyx
  23. Thiseio
  24. Monastiraki Flea Market
  25. Apostolou Pavlou
  26. Psyri
  27. Dionysiou Areopagitou
  28. Exarcheia
  29. Syntagma (Constitution) Square
  30. Mount Lycabettus
  31. National Garden
  32. Zappio Megaro
  33. Ermou
  34. National Observatory of Athens
  35. Anafiotika
  36. Varvakios Central Market
  37. Omonia Square
  38. Monastiraki
  39. Old Parliament
  40. Monument of the Unknown Soldier
  41. First Cemetery of Athens
  42. Adrianou
  43. Museum of Cycladic Art
  44. Acropolis Museum
  45. National Archaeological Museum
  46. Athens War Museum
  47. Benaki Museum
  48. National Historical Museum
  49. Stoa of Attalos
  50. Hellenic Motor Museum
  51. Byzantine And Christian Museum
  52. Οπως παλια
  53. Laluk Cafe-Bar
  54. Veganaki
  55. Batman
  56. To Koutouki Tou Thoma
  57. Nézos
  58. Great Lawn - Stavros Niarchos Park
  59. Foundation Of Hellenic World
  60. Οnassis Cultural Centre Athens
  61. Technopolis
  62. Thision Open Air Cinema
  63. Asteras Beach
  64. Marina Zeas
  65. Museum Ship Averof
  66. Mikrolimano
  67. Piraeus Harbour
  68. Glyfada
  69. Yabanaki
  70. Archaeological Site of Sounion
  71. Lake Marathon
  72. Anavyssos
  73. Eleusis
  74. Delphi
  75. Saronic Gulf
  76. Rafina
  77. Lavrio Port
  78. Hymettus
  79. Penteli
  80. Parnitha
  81. Regency Casino Mont Parnes
  82. Kavouri Beach
  83. Kape Beach Bar
  84. Asimaki beach
  85. Paralia Kokkino Limanaki
  86. Schinias
  87. Saint John the Russian
  88. St. Ephraim Monastery
  89. Porto Rafti
  90. Rafina Port
  92. Hop On Hop Off Bus Stop
  93. Piraeus Harbour
  94. Monastiraki Metro Station
  95. Athens International Airport
  96. Acropoli
  97. Metropolitan Church of Athens Evangelismos Theotokou
  98. Church of Saint Eirini
  99. Panaghia Kapnikarea
  100. Saint George Lycabettus
  101. Church of the Transfiguration
  102. St Dionysius the Areopagite Church
  103. Church of St. Nicholas Rangavas
  104. Ekklisia Agii Asomati ke Agios Georgios
  105. Church of St. John the Theologian
  106. Church of Agios Demetrios Loumbardiaris
  107. Saint Catherine Plaka
  108. Ekklisia Agia Dynami
  109. Church of St Marina in Thissio

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