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Athens Ikon Hotel

Acropolis

Acropolis is an ancient citadel located above Athens that houses the ruins of many ancient buildings of great historical and architectural value, the most famous being the Parthenon.

Acropolis Museum

It features 4.000 artifacts found on the Acropolis hill and on the surrounding slopes from the Greek Bronze Age to Byzantine Greece. It is located over the ruins of a part of Roman and Byzantine Athens.

Anafiotika

During the Era of King Othon, construction workers came to Athens from the island of Anafi and built their own houses in the area of Plaka. Inside the most historical neighborhood of Athens you can find a small Cycladic “heaven”.

Ancient Agora

It translates into ancient market and it was used initially for a commercial or residential gathering place. While visiting this site you will find many notable monuments, buildings and structures, such as Stoa of Attalos, temple Of Haephestus and the church of the Holy Apostles.

Ermou shopping district

It’s the primary shopping district in Athens for clothing and features many big international brands.

Kolonaki shopping area

The most high end neighborhood of Athens, featuring art galleries, hip boutiques and luxury brands among the variety of international labels there are also independent Greek designers.

Kerameikos Ancient Cemetery of Athens

Kerameikos took its name after Keramos, son of Dionysos and Ariadne, . The area was used as a cemetery for a thousand years since the 12th century.

Lycabettus Hill

It is the highest hill of Athens and offers panoramic views of the city. There are walking paths as well as cable cars to take you on top.

Museum of Cycladic Art

This museum mainly exhibits the ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus. Its main focus is on Cycladic Art of the 3rd millennium BC.

Museum of Islamic Art

The museum features exhibits from Greece and its wider history during the Othman Empire.

Monastiraki Square

It got its name from the church of the Pantanassa that is located within the square. The area is home to clothing boutiques, souvenirs shops.

Odeon of Herodus Atticus

This ancient stone theater is located on Acropolis Hill and it was built in 161 AD. It is still being used during the summer periods to this day.

Plaka

Plaka area is known as the “ Neighborhood of Gods” due to its proximity to the Acropoli and the other archaeological sites. It consists a complexion of narrow streets , neoclassical architecture and is the old historical neighborhood of Athens.

Kalimarmaro Panathenaic Stadium

Its the stadium where the 1st modern Olympic games were held in 1896. Its is of great historical value and it is all made out of marble, hence its name Kalimarmaro.

Roman Agora

It was built during the 1st century BC under the rule of Julius Ceasar and Ceasar Augustus. It was being used as a market and for residential purposes. The “highlight” of Roman Agora is the Tower of the winds which is an 8-sided marble tower that features on top a frieze portraying the 8 wind directions.

Syntagma

It is the central square of Athens and translates into Constitution Square. The Greek parliament is located on Syntagma square and over there you can see the change of the guards.