THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM
Following your visit to the Acropolis take the opportunity to visit the recently constructed Acropolis Museum. The museum opened to the public on June 21 2009 and displays nearly 4,000 objects from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece over a 14,000 sqm area. After your visit, take a break at the Museum’s restaurant for a delicious lunch.
THE NATIONAL ARCHAELOGICAL MUSEUM
One of the world’s most important archaeological museums, it contains a vast collection of antiquities; its collection of artifacts cover a period of more than 5,000 years, from late Neolithic Age to Roman Greece.
THE MUSEUM OF CUCLADIC ART
The Museum of Cycladic Art is dedicated to the study and promotion of ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus, with special emphasis on Cycladic Art of the 3rd millennium BC. Today, in the galleries of the MCA the visitor can approach three major subjects: Firstly the Cycladic Culture of the Early Bronze Age (3200 - 2000 BC).Secondly the Ancient Greek Art, from the Bronze Age to Late Roman times (2nd millennium BC - 4th century AD). And last but not least The Cypriot Culture from the Chatholithic Age to the Early Christian period (4th millennium BC - 6th century AD).
Through its extensive collections that cover several different cultural fields from the age of Roman domination to the medieval Byzantine period and from the fall of Constantinople to the struggle for Greek independence in 1821- the Benaki Museum is perhaps the sole instance of a complex structure within the broader network of museum foundations in Greece.
THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD AT SYNTAGMA
Every hour the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in front of the Greek Parliament, takes place. The Presidential Guard, Evzones, also known individually as the Tsolias, is made up of select group of soldiers that wear traditional garb.
A STROLL IN THE NATIONAL GARDENS AND THE KALLIMARMARO STADIUM
Head behind the Parliament into the National Gardens, once the garden of the Royal Family and part of the Palace (now the Greek Parliament Building). Walk through the gardens and you end up at the Kallimarmaron (which means beautifully marbled), the site of the 1896 Olympics. Built on the foundations of an ancient stadium from the 4th Century BC and used in the Panathinaia Games, this stadium in the only stadium in the world fully built with marble.
KOLONAKI, GLYFADA AND KIFISSIA
These three neighborhoods are the most vibrant and lively in all of Athens, with Kolonaki in the centre, Glyfada on the coast, and Kifissia on the slope of Mount Pendeli. One can take in three of Athens’ most beautiful neighborhoods with all they have to offer, abundant choices of restaurants and cafes, high end shopping.