Welcome to Αthens, the historical Capital of Europe.
Welcome to Αthens, the historical capital of Europe.
Wander like a true
The landmarks of Athens. Where to go?
Athens is a city worth to visit any time of the year. A real combination of a great place to discover and be inspired.
Explore the world-famous monuments, museums, antiquities, and cultural sites and experience the vibrant modern side of the city.
The history of Athens is an exciting adventure that has been going on for 6,000 years. Walk through the different parts of the city, explore the legendary nightlife, and enjoy 365 days of sunshine.
The symbol of Greek culture and civilization, the sacred rock of the Acropolis, is located in the center of the modern city and is visible from every corner.
This is where every journey begins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A gift from prehistoric times, which has gradually become the historical center of Athens par excellence – a monumental treasure inherited from our ancestors that enlightens the whole world.
Propylea means the “luxurious gate” of the Acropolis.
Etymologically, the word is the concatenation of the prefix with the word gate, which simply means that the building was the main gate of the Acropolis.
Temple of Athena Nike
The Temple of Athena Nike is a temple on the Acropolis of Athens dedicated to the goddesses Athena and Nike.
The temple was built around 420 BC and is the earliest fully Ionic temple on the Acropolis.
A site northwest of the Acropolis that was the administrative, political, economic, philosophical, social, and educational center of ancient Athens from the 6th century onward.
At the top of the Acropolis hill stands the Parthenon, the eternal symbol of the city.
It is mainly dedicated to its protector, the goddess Athena. The Parthenon stands on the top of the hill and is the highest creation of classical architecture.
Get ready to discover and experience the immense historical value and the breath-taking views of the city will make you feel the grandeur of an eternal era.
The pedestrian Street of Aeropagitou
Τhe most beautiful pedestrian zone in Europe, located under the Acropolis.
Get ready to discover extraordinary examples of ancient and modern architecture. The pedestrian zone hugs the rock of the Acropolis and ends at the Apostolou Pavlou pedestrian zone in Thissio.
Here the beautiful neoclassical buildings meet the lines of the old tramway, while they end at the cobbled street, creating a nostalgic atmosphere of old Athens. The neighborhood that is loved by all.
The Hill of the Muses
Also known as Philopappos Hill, it reaches a height of 147 meters and offers a 360° view of the entire city.
In ancient times, the place was dedicated to the 9 Muses. There you will find ancient cave dwellings that lead to the great monument of Philopappos. At sunset, the Hill of the Muses is a unique experience.
Thiseio or Thissio
Another Athens neighborhood with a history that began in ancient times. Neoclassical buildings line the hilly streets alongside open-air cafes, cozy wine bars and rooftop restaurants overlooking the Acropolis.
Odeon of Herodus Atticus & the Roman Theater
Conservatory and theatre built by Herodus Atticus in the 2nd century AD.
In modern times, work on the reconstruction of the theatre began during the reign of King Otto (mid-19th century) and was completed in the 50s.
Since then, it has hosted important artistic events and it is the center of the annual Athens Festival every summer, one of the most important cultural events in Greece.
A site northwest of Acropolis that was the administrative, political, economic, philosophical, social, and educational centre of Ancient Athens since the 6th century.
Cultural Centre “Melina Merkouri”
The Cultural Center “Melina Merkouri” is housed since 1988 in the old hat factory of Ilias Poulopoulos, founded in 1886.
The centre is dedicated to the Greek national treasure Melina Merkouri.
This museum is a tribute to one of the most successful female ministers of culture in modern Greece. She was the first to advocate for the return of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum.
The Herakleidon Museum in Thiseio initially focused on the visual arts, organizing exhibitions of important artists from its permanent collections, accompanied by various cultural initiatives (seminars, workshops, music, and literary events).
With an exhibition area of about 14,000 m2, the extravagant work of Bernard Tschumi Architects with Michael Fotiadis houses archaeological finds from the Archaic, Classical and Roman periods.
Do not miss the opportunity to visit the museum and dive deep into the great journey of Greek history and culture.
Syntagma Square and the Hellenic Parliament
Named after the 1843 uprising that forced King Otto to adopt the very first constitution of modern Greece.
The main attraction in the square is the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, which honors all fallen Greek soldiers whose bodies have never been found. It is guarded by the Evzones Presidential Guard, which changes the guard every 1 hour.
Behind it stands the Hellenic Parliament Building, built by architect Friedrich von Gaertner as a palace for the first kings of modern Greece, who settled here in 1843.
Plaka and Anafiotika
The most picturesque neighborhood of Athens, built on the roots of the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis.
It has many well-preserved old buildings and an abundance of stores, taverns and cafes. Also, do not miss the archaeological site of the Roman Agora.
National Observatory of Athens – Visitor Centre in Thiseio
The Visitor Centre in Thiseio is in the historic area of the National Observatory on the Hill of the Nymphs, facing the sacred rock of the Acropolis.
From Syntagma Square begins the most famous commercial pedestrian street of Athens.
Walk through this shopper’s paradise with the most famous international chain stores, stop at the historic church “Panagia Kapnikarea” and discover great restaurants, elegant wine bars, cafes and street food hotspots in the small arcades or vertical alleys.
Right in the heart of the city, you will witness how the past combines with the attractive aspects of the present.
The neighborhood retains the atmosphere of the 19th century eastern bazaar and is perfect for casual souvenir shopping, browsing the antique stores and sampling a traditional Greek souvlaki, or simply wandering through the bustling market in search of the extraordinary.
Roman Forum of Athens
The Roman Agora is located on the north side of the Acropolis. It is connected to the ancient agora in Thiseio by a paved path.
While the ancient agora was the place for political meetings of the Athenians, the Roman agora was an open market.
Kerameikos Archaeological Park
Kerameikos, also known by its Latinized form Ceramicus, is an area in Athens, Greece, northwest of the Acropolis, comprising an extensive area both inside and outside the ancient city walls, on both sides of the Dipylon Gate and on the banks of the Eridanos River.
Panathenaic Stadium – Kallimarmaro
The Panathenaic Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Athens, Greece. It is one of the most important historical attractions of Athens and the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble.
It hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and has become one of the most important attractions of our city.
National Garden of Athens
In the heart of Athens, 16 hectares of green space are waiting for you to escape the noisy city center and relax in a lush green environment.
Queen Amalia’s vision is now a green oasis.
It is almost unbelievable that such an impressive garden is in the middle of the busiest avenues of the city and yet so well protected from noise.
An opportunity to relax, connect with nature or take a walk.
Temple of Olympian Zeus
The Temple of Olympian Zeus, better known as the Pillars of Olympian Zeus, refers to the remains of a colossal ancient temple dedicated to Zeus, the patriarch of all the Olympian gods and the ruler of Mount Olympus.
Arch of Hadrian
Hadrian’s Arch is a triumphal arch located a few minutes’ walk from Syntagma Square, next to the Temple of Zeus.
The construction of this temple was started in 131 BC to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian and to thank him for his benefits to the city.
Symbolically, the location of the arch was to mark the boundary between the ancient part of Athens and Hadrian’s new city.
Monument of Lycicrates
The Choragic Monument of Lysicrates was erected by Lysicrates, a wealthy patron of musical performances at the Theater of Dionysus, and is located next to our hotel.
According to an inscription, Lysicrates erected the monument to commemorate a prize-giving ceremony in 335-334 BC.
Museum of Cycladic Art
The museum houses a collection of over 3,000 works of art from the Cyclades, Cyprus and ancient Greece.
This testifies the different cultures that flourished in the Aegean islands and the Eastern Mediterranean from the fourth century BC to the sixth century AD.
The Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization was founded by Anthony Benakis and donated to the Greek state in 1931.
The Benaki Museum exhibits Byzantine, prehistoric, ancient and Roman art, among others, but also Chinese, post-Byzantine, Neo-Hellenic and historical heirlooms.
The diverse and unique collections of the Benaki Museum present the history of Greece and its development in a visual and interactive way, which makes the visit to the museum very enjoyable.
National Archaeological Museum
The National Archeological Museum of Athens, built between 1866 and 1889, was originally called the Central Museum.
It was initially established to exhibit the numerous finds from the beginning of prehistory to late antiquity that were excavated in Athens and its surroundings.
In later years it housed objects from all over the country.
National Gallery of Art
After an extensive renovation that took almost a decade and cost nearly 60 million euros, the country’s most important art gallery is once again ready to welcome the public in the Pangrati district with the largest single collection of modern Greek art and sculpture.
Covering an area of 20,760 square meters, in our new gem you can admire iconic works by the great Greeks such as Yannis Tsarouchis, Konstantinos Parthenis and Dominikos Theotokopoulos (better known as El Greco) in chronological order, along with a remarkable collection of European masterpieces by Rembrandt, Duerer and Goya.
The Athenian Riviera
A few miles outside the city center, the urban landscape gives way to a unique coastal setting.
Accept the invitation to travel and enjoy the big blue where summer never ends.
A little further from the center of Athens, in Paleo Faliro, Flisvos Marina is ideal for a beautiful walk that will blow your mind.
Experience fine dining and shopping and participate in special events held throughout the year for yacht owners and visitors alike.
Enjoy the wonder of nature, emerald-green water with a temperature between 20 and 29 degrees Celsius all year round.
The brackish water of the lake, which is constantly replenished by both the sea and the underground thermal springs, offers a natural and unique thermal bathing experience.
It has been declared a natural monument and is part of the pan-European network of Natura 2000 protected areas.
Who opt to spend a walk or a whole day by the sea? In this case, the most visited beach of the Athens Riviera is “Asteras Vouliagmenis”.
This sophisticated beach meets high standards: luxurious sun beds, volleyball courts and countless food options.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is in Palaio Faliro, a bourgeois and old-fashioned neighborhood of Athens.
There are three different projects on the premises: the National Library, the Greek National Opera and the Stavros Niarchos Park. Do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the most popular attractions of the city.
The famous temple is located in the center of Athens, directly across from our hotel and next to Syntagma Square.