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Athens City Center Map

Athens City Center Map    Attica

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Important Places
1. US Embassy
2. Evangelismos Hospital
3. Red Cross First Aid Center
4. Greek National Tourist Office
5. Sindagma Square
6. Omonia Square
7. Monastiraki Subway Station
8. Eleftherias Plaza (bus)
9. Bus to beaches / Glyfada
10. Mavromateon Bus Stop
11. Lycabettus Funicular
12. Larissis Train Station
13. Peloponnese Train Station
14. Railway Information Office
15. Post Offices
16. Greek Telephone Centers
Sights / Shopping
17. Acropolis
18. Theater Of Dionysus
19. Herod Atticus Odeum
20. Hadrian's Arch
21. Temple of Olympian Zeus
22. National Gardens
23. Greek Parliament
24. Monument of the Unknown Soldier
25. Greek War Museum
26. Byzantine Museum
27. National Archeological Museum
28. Lycabettus Hill
29. Sound & Light Show Theater

Sports & Recreation
30. Athens Stadium
31. Plaka Flea Market
6. Omonia Square

English-language Movies
32. Zappion (National Gardens)
33.Cinema Paris (Plaka)

Dinning Out (Greek Food - inexpensive)
34. Delfi
35. Eden (vegetarian)
36. Socrates Prison

Dinning Out (Greek Food - moderate/expensive)
37. Diogenes
38. Gerofinikas
39. Myrtia (dinner only)

Best Pastry/Coffee/Snacks
42. Zonars
37. Diogenes

45. Goa
46. Absolut
47. Divina
Worship (Greek Orthodox)
48. Athens Cathedral

Worship (Greek Evangelical)
49. 1st Greek Evangelic

Worship (Armenian)
50. St. Gregory Armenian

Worship (Catholic)
51. St. Denis

Worship (Jewish)
52. Synagogue

Worship (Anglican/Episcopal)
53. St. Paul's Anglican

Worship (Interdenominational)
54. St. Andrew's American

Worship (Muslim)
55. Mosque - Caravel Hotel

About Athens

The capital of Greece took its name from the goddess Athena, the goddess of wisdom and knowledge. This is where democracy was born. This is where that marvel of architecture, the Parthenon, was created. This is where art became inseparable from life, and this is where Pericles gave the funerary speech, that monument of the spoken word.


Athens the symbol of freedom, art, and democracy in the conscience of the civilized world. In Athens memory never fades. Wherever you stand, wherever you turn, the city's long and rich history will be alive in front of you. In the center of town are two hills, the Acropolis with the monuments from the Age of Pericles, and Lycabettus with the picturesque chapel of Saint George. Athens today is a modern city, alive and on the go.

Athens once the capital of the ancient world and the centre of civilization, today is a modern cosmopolitan capital bustling with life. It is crowned by the 2500 years old Parthenon proudly resting on the peak on the beautiful hill of Acropolis - the most celebrated antiquity and a noble relic of the Athens city's legacy.

Athens has become an indisputable symbol of humanity and has been imprinted in everyone's conscience as the city of thought and philosophy, the centre of cultural development and artistic achievement.

In the past, Athens represented a "necessary" pilgrimage for all scholars. Today this cosmopolitan centre welcomes millions of visitors annually, who flock its streets, restaurants, shops, resorts and beaches, in an attempt to take part in its history, admire its countless monuments, experience its vitality, bake in its sun, and enjoy its traditional hospitality. A mere wander around the city takes one across Byzantine churches, ultra-modern buildings, green parks, museums and archaeological sites.

Athens is the ideal destination for a city break, with fine Mediterranean climate, plenty of sunshine and a fascinating multitude of things to do and places to visit. The old Plaka area with its maze of streets full of lively tavernas and bars by night, the traditional flea market at nearby Monastiraki and the change of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Parliament Square, is a must for all visitors. Kolonaki Square with its smart fashionable boutiques and coffee shops, the Hill of Lycabettus for breathtaking views of the city and romantic sunsets, is a sensation.

Athens is also a city famous for its culinary pleasures, offering everything from traditional Greek cuisine and entertainment at 'bouzouki tavernas', to gastronomic delights at elegant restaurants serving international cuisine in Glyfada and Pendeli to fresh seafood restaurants in Piraeus.

As the bright sun begins to set, the city's lifestyle switches to a unique nightlife rhythm. With its traditional taverns, with Greek dancers, and a cuisine that is made even more unique by the setting, whether one dines in deluxe restaurants, or to the sounds of modern night-clubs and traditional bouzouki-restaurants the city is alive and fun never stops till daylight.

Athens is well known for its vibrant nightlife. The city offers entertainment to suite all tastes; from fashionable discos, bars and clubs playing the latest sounds of pop and rock, to sophisticated classical concerts and opera at the Megaro Mousikis, to casino outings at the Mont Parnes casino.

Culture of Athens

There are few places in the world with  so rich and diverse an artistic and cultural history as Greece. In terms of archeology there are artifacts that are 200,000 years old, while architecturally Greece boasts Minoan and Dorian ruins dating back almost four millennia. Greece is also where drama originated, so there are plenty of ancient theatres to pick your way through: