Walk in Athens
Athens is the oldest and most historic city in Europe. From ancient times until now it has not ceased to be inhabited. From ancient times the values of culture and philosophy have exceeded the geographical boundaries of the city and have spread all over the world. Now the city has developed into a modern historical center with unparalleled charm and interest. It is a journey into history from antiquity. Full of monuments, masterpieces of art and museums that are preserved to this day.
A beautiful walk is the tour of the Acropolis. The route starts from the Columns of Olympian Zeus which is one of the largest temples of Antiquity, from there we pass. Walking there, we pass Dionysiou Aeropagitou, which on one side is the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, built in AD, which hosts great performances every year.
There we can climb the Holy Rock of the Acropolis, where we will see the most important masterpieces of art in the Parthenon. It is important to pass by the impressive Acropolis Museum made of marble steel and glass and houses thousands of finds of invaluable antiquity.
Just opposite is the hill of Philopappos, his monument and the cobbled streets. Immediately after we meet the Ancient Market which was the commercial and cultural center of Ancient Athens.
The areas around the historic center.
Plaka, which has been inhabited continuously since antiquity, is now one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in the city. Taking a walk in the cobbled alleys. We feel that we are making a journey back in time, we will encounter various monuments such as the Tower of the Winds, the library of Hadrian.
Immediately after we arrive at Monastiraki as if we were in old Athens with narrow streets and small buildings. Typical is the bazaar with antique shops and small shops and you can find whatever you want.
Next to the area of Psyrri is a picturesque neoclassical area that has now become one of the most popular nightlife hangouts with bars, café taverns. At the end of this area is Athinas Street, which is reminiscent of a bazaar in the Middle East and Varvakeios Agora, around the traditional Kotzia Square. Other typical corners of the center are the area of the treasury which is full of cafés and restaurants.
Beautiful alternative neighborhoods are the areas of Kerameikos Metaxourgeio and the popular Gazi where the well-known cultural center Technopolis is hosted.
Below is Omonia Square, renovated with its new fountain, and very close to the Athens Library. And the Archaeological Museum. Next to the museum is the area of Exarcheia, one of the most popular hangouts for artists and students. Crossing it we reach the hill of Lycabettus where at the top you admire all of Athens. Just below is the area of Kolonaki with important museums such as Cycladic Art and many haute couture shops.
In Syntagma Square, the neoclassical building of the Greek Parliament, the monument of the Unknown Soldier with its protection from the tsoliades. This is where the National Garden begins, a large area of natural environment where the Zappeion Megaron is housed inside and a little below the Garden is the Panathinaikos Stadium or Kallimarmaro, where the first Olympic Games began in 1896.
In the southern suburbs of the Saronic Gulf, which starts from Piraeus to Lake Vouliagmeni, along the beach is full of beaches ideal for sports activities such as walking, cycling and at the same time one of the best cultural centers in Europe is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. A masterpiece of contemporary architecture and hosts great events in Athens.
In the Northern Suburbs of Maroussi are the facilities of the Olympic Center of Athens that hosted most of the sports of the Olympic Games.