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Exploring Athens

Here is a handy guide with maps and tags that includes well-known places, but also hidden secrets of the city of Athens and its 3.000 years of history. Here the past meets contemporary living. Venues, attractions, monuments, archaeological sites are here for you to explore. The tag list on the right will make things easier for you to find out what you are interested in visiting.
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Staying at AthensFlat vacation rentals you take advantage of its convenient location, Syntagma square. Most places are within walking distance. Our guests have great access to explore Athens leisurely.

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Lycabettus also known as Lykavittos is a Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens, Greece at 300 meters (908 feet) above sea level and offers a great view of the city. Pine trees cover its base, and at its two peaks are the 19th century Chapel of St. George, a theater, and a restaurant. The hill is a tourist destination and can be ascended by the Lycabettus Funicular, a funicular railway which climbs the hill from a lower terminus at Kolonaki. The…
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This is an ideal place to enjoy a day away from the busy center of Athens. If you carry your supplies you can enjoy a picnic at nature. Mount Ymettos is a long, narrow mountain of 20 km total length while its highest peak reaches 1,026 m.6.4 Km (4.0 miles) away from Syntagma square Highlights of the western part: - The Orthodox Monastery of Kessariani It is believed that the monastery was established in Byzantine times in ca. 1100 as…
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The City of Athens and its Mayor Mr. Giorgos Kaminis invite everyone to a great party on Sunday, New Year's Eve. Festive musi will lead the happy crowd to the New Year 2018. The ceremony will take place in Thiseio with a full moon under a clear sky. Some of Greece's most celebrated actors, singers and TV personalities, a variety of bands and ensembles will perform all through the evening. Having a backdrop of an everlasting iimage, the amazing  Parthenon…
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For a second year “The Christmas Factory” at “Technopolis Gazi” * is promising unforgettable festive moments.Let your self to a place where dreams and fairy tales come true, for adults and children! From December 1st, 2017 to January 7th, 2018. What’s happening:Christmas events for children. Festive decoration with lights and 100 Christmas trees scattered all over the place, full of fun, surprises, entertaining games, workshops, countless gifts, Santa Claus, as well as a "Magic Christmas Tree", elves and the Wheel…
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Are you interested in shopping? Here is a complete guide to Christmas opening hours of stores Enjoy Christmas lights and festive shop windows! Ermou street the major of Athens’ shopping districts is just 50 meters away from your “Athens flat” home. Even if you don’t intend to do any serious shopping it is worth to walk along, as there are a lot of events and happenings taking place especially near the old church of Kapnikarea. (500m, down to Ermou, towards…
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24 & 31 December 2017 10:00-14:00 - Athens International Airport: Departures’ Level, Open Access Area As every year, on Christmas and New Year's Eve, a beautiful festive programme is prepared for travellers and visitors of the Athens airport! Christmas melodies, many joyful surprises and an aroma of Greek tradition will fill the airport terminal, in the framework of “Fly me to the Moon” Christmas programme! Christmas goblins Τhe beloved Christmas goblins of the Greek tradition arrive at the departures’ level…
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The City of Athens Big Band is the municipality's broad jazz music ensemble comprising the four instrument families, namely saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythmic drums, often backed by string and other symphonic instruments. If you are in Athens don't miss their performances. It is a big party!!!! Christmas concertSunday 24 December 2017, at 18.00 pm at Syntagma square New Years Eve concertFriday 29 December 2017, at 18.00 pm at the square in front of Keramikos Metro station. Free admission The…
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Until 31/12, the Athens Food Market takes place at Kotzia Square,, filling the square with delicacies and cocktails, live music and DJ sets in the spirit of the Christmas spirit.This is the third in a row, with the participation of well-known chefs and restaurants, presenting its own approach to so-called "street food". In a very beautiful setting, with well-tended canteens and historic buildings in the background, you can taste gourmet creations such as French and Mediterranean flavors of Giorgos Ilios…
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Music event 29 & 30/12/2017 12:00 to 20:00 at Syntagma square The most innovative jukebox will be in Syntagma square for a good reason! The City of Athens and the Embassy of the Netherlands invite us to meet 2017 Glass House Project "We play your wish"!It is a Dutch concept that takes place every year in a different city during the Christmas season.The setup is a glass house where well-known DJ's and radio producers play music pro bono and stir…
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A geological phenomenon! Vouliagmeni Lake, in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, is the hidden treasure of Attica’s nature. Situated on an idyllic landscape, this rare geological phenomenon is waiting to be discovered. The lake’s brackish waters which are continuously replenished both by the sea and the underground thermal springs offer a natural and unique thermal spa experience. Vouliagmeni Lake is ranked by Greece’s Special Committee for the Protection of Natural Thermal Resources among the recognized thermal springs. The healing…
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Cape Sounion, is about 43 miles (69km) east of Athens, is a popular seaside resort loved by locals and visitors alike. Sounion is 9 km far from the city of Lavrion, the third biggest port in Attica. The port connects the mainland to the Cyclades. Furthermore, it is close to the mineral museum and to the Theatre of Thorikos – the oldest ancient theater in the country. Cape Sounion, the southernmost tip of Attica, was a significant strategic point, whence…
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The cave is located on the east side of Ymittos mountain, above the city of Peania. It was discovered in 1928 by local residents and officially visited on 2/2/1928 by the journalist D. Chatzopoulos helped by a group of inhabitants, who published a description of the cave in the magazine Ellinikos Tachydromos (10/2/1928). Its mapping was carried out in 1954 by I. and A. Petrochilos of the Hellenic Speleological Society. Due to its natural beauty, the cave became a tourist…
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