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Culture & Arts

Three thousand years old cultural riches are housed in approximately 50 national and private museums scattered throughout Athens, featuring from Neolithic settlement finds to examples of modern art. The archaeological museums of Athens offer a journey into antiquity going back to the birth of ancient Greek art.

The Acropolis Hill

The Acropolis Hill is the most striking and complete ancient Greek monumental complex still existing in our times. This grand composition of perfectly balanced massive structures creates a landscape of unique beauty, consisting of a complete series of architectural masterpieces of the 5th Century BC. Do not miss visiting this crowning jewel which is one of the most important cultural sites in the world and one of the most important symbols of Greek Civilization.

 

New Acropolis Museum

Designed by the renowned Swiss architect, Bernard Tschumi, the Acropolis Museum houses the unique collection of archaeological remains and boasts over 150,000 square feet of exhibition space. It is deliberately created as a non-monumental building, allowing the importance of artefacts within to be the feature. You will be impressed by the outstanding combination of the modern glass building and the antiquities it houses. Your entrance to the museum is synonym with a trip from the pre-Archaic times to the Roman Era. Without doubt, the Parthenon marbles and sculptures are the most pivotal part of the museum. Furthermore, you will learn how Ancient Athenians’ private and social life was revolved around the Acropolis. 

 

Other museums you might wish to visit

Archaeological- National Museum, Cycladic Museum, Benaki Museum, War Museum, Byzantine, Museum, Motor Hellenic Museum, Goulandris Museum of Modern Art, Jewish Museum, Museum of Ancient Greek Technology.For more information please visit: http://palmyra.youtect.com/public/categories/561ccd3a7f327bc2726800b5

 

The Greek Parliament of Athens

Don’t miss to visit the Greek Parliament in Syntagma Square. The 3-floor Neoclassical building, which used to be the Royal Palace for the Kings, remains the most touristic attraction nowadays. Do you know the name of the elite Presidential guards that wear the traditional ‘fustanella’ or kilt, that parade or stand erect in front of the Parliament? They are called Evzones! Watching them parade during the changing of the guard is a beautiful sight. Don’t forget to take a picture of them! (Entrance: free of a charge)

 

Plaka

Plaka is called ‘the neighbourhood of the Gods’ due to its location right at the foot of the Acropolis. It is one of the most picturesque locations in Athens with its narrow streets, lovely and neoclassical buildings, small cafes, traditional tavernas, souvenir shops and ancient ruins in almost every corner. Why not spend a morning or afternoon strolling along the streets of Plaka, visiting the Roman Agora and picking up a few souvenirs?

Monastiraki, the flea market of Athens

Monastiraki adjoins Plaka and is another beautiful neighbourhood. It is one of the principal shopping districts filled with clothing boutiques, souvenir shops and specialty stores selling leather goods as well as handmade products of folk art. Don’t forget to bargain for the antiques!

Glyfada’s Local Cultural Festival

Our guests can visit the local cultural festival of our town. For details about the shows, visit https://www.glyfada.gr/index.php/home/festival

 

PRIMER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Primer Music Festival is the biggest dance music festival of Greece. It is held every summer in Athens, featuring superstar DJs and world-famous artists. Primer is located at the event area “Plateia Nerou (Water Plaza)”, only 10 minutes away from the city’s center, at an amazing outdoor location next to the sea. This year’s edition will take place on Wednesday 8 July 2020. The site gates will open at 17:00 o’clock in the afternoon and the festival will end at 02:00 am.

 

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

The SNFC, located 20 minutes by tram from the Palmyra Hotel, is an amazing complex. It houses the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera. It offers free access to anyone who likes to participate in a multitude of cultural, educational, athletic, environmental and recreational activities and events. You may take a free guided tour of the state-of-the-art building. Are you interested in exploring a Mediterranean landscape with a rich variety of flora including olive trees, evergreen shrubs, carob trees, laurels, cypress trees, as well as an extensive selection of indigenous Greek aromatic herbs? Then you may take a long stroll in the SNFC Park which is one of the largest green areas of Athens.

 

 

 

 

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