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Attica

Attica is a region of Greece on the Aegean Sea, historically correspondent with the territory of Athens when it was a City-State in the times of Ancient Greece.

10km

38.002723.81

Spetses

The island of Spetses administratively belongs to the Prefecture of Attica, although its proximity to the Peloponnese mainland puts it geographically in Argolis. It is extremely popular with Athenians, who swarm the place during Easter and summer weekends. Due to the nature of available accommodation, package tourism has not caught on much. In the past Spetses has had a reputation as a quiet island, but more recently there have been complaints from both residents and return visitors that the noise level from cars and motorbikes has been reaching the level of cacaphony of other, more touristed islands.

90km

37.2523.1333

Volos

coastal port city in Thessaly, Greece

149km

39.366722.9333

Mykonos

island in the Cyclades, Greece

185km

37.4449525.32915

Santorini

Greek island in the Cyclades

235km

36.406725.4333

Thessaloniki

city in Greece

243km

40.62522.9725
Sights

Pedion tou Areos

Covers 27.7 hectares, near the National Archaeological Museum.

3.2km

37.9928361123.73651389

Acropolis

Defensive settlement built on high ground

Pnyx

hill and archaeological site in Athens

531m

37.9716666723.71944444

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

This theatre, built in 161 CE, is still used for concerts and plays. The stone backdrop is still preserved to a remarkable height of 3 stories, because it was incorporated into a later fortification on the site.

931m

37.97075623.724444

Church of the Holy Apostles, Athens

One of the oldest churches in Athens (11th century).

1.0km

37.97423.7239

Kerameikos

ancient graveyard and neighborhood in Athens

1.0km

37.9783333323.71888889

Stoa of Attalos

This reconstructed ancient building is used as a museum housing relics found in the Agora.

1.1km

37.97523.72416667

Museum of Pavlos and Alexandra Kanellopoulou

A small but excellent museum displays artifacts from Mycenean Greece on, and includes some wonderful Persian artifacts.

1.2km

37.9728611123.72588889

Parthenon

former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece

1.2km

37.971423.7265

Theatre of Dionysus

Classical Athens' main theatre, the first theatre ever built. Many of the great Greek plays were performed here for the first time. According to Plato's Symposium, it could hold an audience of 19,000 spectators. Aristophanes' The Clouds, mocking Socrates, was first performed here, and Plato considered this play to be a contributing factor in Socrates' trial and execution.

1.3km

37.9703423.727784

National Theatre of Greece

A low but imposing building erected between 1882 and 1890 by architect Ernst Ziller in the eclectic style of that age, commissioned by King George I.

1.8km

37.9847222223.72527778

National Historical Museum, Athens

museum

2.0km

37.977523.73277778

Syntagma Square

square in Athens, Greece

2.1km

37.9755555623.73472222

Epigraphical Museum

museum in Athens, Greece

2.6km

37.9885555623.73230556

National Archaeological Museum, Athens

This is the largest and most popular of Athens' many museums, and is usually very crowded. Its vast collection includes treasures unearthed from Mycenae by Heinrich Schliemann; a staggering array of sculpture including the earliest known Greek figurines dating from around 2,000 BC; frescoes from the volcanic island of Santorini; and remains of Antikythera mechanism, the oldest known mechanical computer. It is recommended visitors make several visits to absorb it all.

2.6km

37.9891723.731827

Hellenic Motor Museum

2.6km

37.9913888923.73

Panathenaic Stadium

The stadium that housed the first modern day Olympic Games of 1896. Earlier versions of the stadium date as far back as 330 BCE. It's an enormous, white, marble stadium, with a horseshoe configuration.

2.7km

37.9683333323.74111111

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

This complex in the seaside suburb of Kallithea has stunning views from its terrace all the way to the Acropolis on one side and of the coast on the other. Evening concerts and other cultural events take place here. The building, gardens and complex alone are worth a visit, and a free shuttle bus is provided from Syntagma Square. Check the web site for the free (optional) tours in English. The collection of the National Library of Greece is being transferred here, and one wing of the building contains an opera house (this part can only be visited as part of a free tour, if you are not attending an event in the auditorium).

3.7km

37.9397222223.69166667

National Gallery (Athens)

It's one of Greece's main art institutions and features paintings and works of art from some of Greece's and Europe's best from the 19th and 20th centuries. Emphasis is given to popular Greek contemporary artists including Giannis Tsarouchis, Domenikos Theotokopoulos (a.k.a. El Greco), Theodors Vrizakis, Nikolaos Kounelakis, Nikiforos Litras, Konstantinos Parthenis, Maleas, Giannis Moralis and others.

3.7km

37.9755555623.74916667

Athens Concert Hall

opera house

4.4km

37.9811111123.75416667

Peace and Friendship Stadium

multi-purpose indoor arena in Piraeus, Greece

5.9km

37.94247523.66729722

Karaiskakis Stadium

football stadium in Piraeus, Greece

6.1km

37.9464472223.66431667

Piraeus

port and municipality in Greece, part of Athens urban area

9.4km

37.9523.6333

Lake Vouliagmeni

lake in Athens, Greece

15km

37.80790823.78561

Epidaurus

place in Greece

71km

37.6333333323.13333333

Hosios Loukas

monastery

113km

38.422.75

Andros

Greek island in the Cyclades

130km

37.8333333324.88333333

Syros

Greek island in the Cyclades

139km

37.4524.9

Temple of Apollo (Delphi)

ancient greek temple

142km

38.4822222222.50111111

Delphi

(Δελφοί) — site of the famous oracle of Apollo, major archaeological site

142km

38.4833333322.5

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Athens

Greece
Athens, is the capital city of Greece with a metropolitan population of 3.7 million inhabitants. It is in many ways the birthplace of Classical Greece, and therefore of Western civilization.

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