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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

History Museum
“the new Acropolis Museum has a total area of 25,000 square meters, with exhibition space of over 14,000 square meters, ten times more than that of the old museum on the Hill of the Acropolis. The new Museum offers all the amenities expected in an international museum of the 21st century. After crossing the ground floor lobby towards the turn styles of the Museum, the first collection lies before the visitor. An ascending, wide glass-floored gallery houses finds from the slopes of the Acropolis. The occasionally transparent floor provides a view of the archaeological excavation, while its upward slope alludes to the ascent to the Acropolis. The Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis houses finds from the sanctuaries that were founded on the slopes of the Acropolis, as well as objects that Athenians used in everyday life from all historic periods. On the left hand side, finds from some of the key sanctuaries of the slopes are exhibited. On the right hand side, finds from the smaller sanctuaries and settlements that developed on the slopes of the Hill are displayed. In antiquity, the slopes of the Sacred Rock constituted the transition zone between the city and its most famous sanctuary. This was the area where official and popular cults, as well as large and small sanctuaries existed alongside private houses. An ancient Athenian neighbourhood is incorporated in a unique way in the Acropolis Museum architecture as yet another exhibit which converses with the masterpieces of the ancient Greek civilization presented in its galleries. Nesting on the gentle south slope of the rock, it houses life and human activities from the 4th millennium BC until the 12th cent. AD. Streets, residences, baths, workshops and tombs compose the complex image of archaeological remains. Amongst them those of late antiquity are the best preserved. Summer season hours (1 April - 31 October) Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (last admission: 3:30 p.m.) Tuesday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (last admission: 7:30 p.m.) Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (last admission: 9:30 p.m.) Winter season hours (1 November - 31 March) Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (last admission: 4:30 p.m.) Friday 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (last admission: 9:30 p.m.) Saturday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (last admission: 7:30 p.m.)”
  • 437 locals recommend
Hill
“Historic place with traits of ancient Greece everywhere. The Parthenon. Many tourist shops, cafeterias, restaurants and sightseeings. ”
  • 345 locals recommend
Park
“You can get a break between visiting historical places of Athens, A lot of high trees to protect you from the sun.”
  • 277 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“One of the oldest, most traditional neighbourhoods of Athens, with many traditional greek houses, looking like being taken out of a cart postal”
  • 284 locals recommend
Track Stadium
“The stadium of the first modern Olympics. It's the finish line of the Athen's Classic Marathon. ”
  • 225 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Temple of Olympian Zeus, also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a former colossal temple at the center of the Greek capital Athens. It was dedicated to "Olympian" Zeus, a name originating from his position as head of the Olympian gods. ”
  • 136 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Located on the northwest side of the Acropolis lies Ancient Agora. It is home to various monuments such as Stoa Poikile, Temple of Hephaestus, Mitroo, Tholos, Stoa of Attalos, Vouleftirion and the Altar of the Twelve Gods.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Also called the Hill of the Muses, Filopappou Hill – along with the hills of the Pnyx and the Nymphs – is a somewhat wild, pine-shaded spot that's good for a stroll, especially at sunset. The hill also gives some of the best vantage points for photographing the Acropolis, and views to the Saronic Gulf.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power. It was completed in 438 BC, although decoration of the building continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece. Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece, Athenian democracy and Western civilization.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A Roman 161 A.D. build open air theater, by the athenian magnate Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla, that hosts plays and concerts from June till September each year.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The National Museum of Contemporary Art, or 'EMST,' is a work of art itself, housed in an old beer brewery and remodeled as a prime example of post-war Greek modernism. Meander through temporary and permanent exhibitions and take in the setting to feel the pulse of contemporary Greek culture. The museum often hosts international artists and exhibitions as well.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Anafiotika is the most picturesque neighborhood of Athens maintaining the older architecture style and resembling of that of Greek islands ”
  • 91 locals recommend
Event Space
“The Zappeion Mansion, or simply Zappeion, is one of the most important buildings in Athens. It is located south of the National Garden and the old Palace and West of the Panathenaic Stadium. Today it operates as a conference and exhibition center.In the garden works a great all day coffee - restaurant, the famous AIGLEE.”
  • 21 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Byzantine and Christian Museum, which is based in Athens, is one of Greece’s national museums. Its areas of competency are centered on – but not limited to – religious artifacts of the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, post-Byzantine and later periods which it exhibits, but also acquires, receives, preserves, conserves, records, documents, researches, studies, publishes and raises awareness of.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Located next to the National Gardens, the Zappeion Mansion, or simply, ‘Zappeion’, as it is called by the locals, is one of the most impressive and important historical buildings in Athens. As early as 1859, the Greek government had been contemplating renovating the structure, using plans drawn up by Theophile Hansen and his French counterpart Boulanger. Although well funded by Evangelos Zappas, the project never quite got off the ground. Eventually, Hansen became involved and the project was finally approved. Its official inauguration took place in 1888. Ever since, the Zappeion has become a symbol of modern Athens. It has been home to a variety of functions, including exhibitions, official ceremonies, parts of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, and Hellenic Radio in 1936. Today it serves as a press centre for political parties during elections.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Café
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“All day cafe with good savory and sweet pies. It is a very cozy place, a meeting point for locals in Plaka, the old town of Athens.”
  • 54 locals recommend