Where the city’s heart beats.
Athens is the capital of Greece and as it is known all around the globe the cradle of civilization. is one of the worlds oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years. Athens besides the glorious cultural heritage, the birthday of democracy and of the western civilisation has a lot to offer to visitors. One of the best climates in the world, an amazing cuisine, rich night life, a variety of museums, attractive shopping markets. The mother of cities offers many important attractions like the Acropolis, Parthenon, the Ancient agora, The Pedion of Areos “Field of Ares”, The Greek Parliament, Zapion garden, the Athens Archeological museum, Sounio with the famous temple of Posidon, Kallimarmaro stadium, host of the first modern Olympic games and more for someone to explore, experience and be thrilled. There is an alternative way of staying in Athens and that is by booking an athensbnb apartment and live in the city like locals do.
AthensBnB suites and apartments are strategically located surrounding the historical and trade center of Athens. They are on walking distance to the most important hubs that connect not only different regions such as the Piraeus port, the airport, the railway, the metro and important sights of the city but the city itself with other parts of Greece.
Most of the suites and apartments are on walking distance to the Victoria station which like its Londonese brother station connects different regions of the town from the South to North and from the East to the West Attica. Furthermore by using the train a traveler can easily get to Piraeus port in a matter of minutes without the need of changing means of transportation and with the use of a single ticket at the price of 1,40€ per person. So it also works great for guests that use Athens as a mid stop before or after their exploration of the beautiful Greek islands or the mainland.
The field of Ares or as locals name it Pedion tou Areos is a beautiful park with small avenues and a memorial to the English, Australian and New Zealander soldiers who fought in the Battle of Greece in the Second World War. The memorial is surmounted by a statue of goddess Athena name giver and protector goddess of Athens to the Ancient Greek. Apart from being an attraction is also an important hub because there locates the main station of public bus company. Its the point that connects Athens to Sounio where the temple of Posidon resides and is a famous attraction due to the magical sunset scenery photographed by thousands of people. The orange buses also connect Athens to other parts of Greece.
Even though most travelers know about the modern Acropolis museum which is a state of the art museum the National Archaeological museum is a place worth to visit. Not only its the biggest museum in Greece but also is on walking distance from Athensbnb apartments, specially the Museum apartment This is a world class museum with wonderful exibits that are well presented. The building houses one of the most fantastic collections of Greek art and sculpture and some of the best pieces from the Bronze Age to the Roman period.
Acropolis means the highest pic of the city (Citadel). It was around Acropolis that the city of Athens founded and after hundred years of expansion and history became a 5.000.000 city. Acropolis is a well preserved region of Athens that combines modern with classic and city with attraction. The famous neighborhoods surrounding Acropolis is Plaka full of beautiful neoclassical houses, and Thiseio which is a great place for a walk eat or drink at one of the numerous cafes and restaurants. On top of Acropolis lays the Parthenon one of the worlds wonders and treasure to civilization. The Parthenon was made as a temple to Athina the name giver and protector goddess of Athens. After many years of distractions and adventures still stays there crowning the capital of Athens and being visited by thousands of people around the globe each year. Acropolis now is being preserved a procedure that was really being helped by the Acropolis museum.
Acropolis museum is a state of the art museum and a must to do when someone visits Athens. The collections of the museum are exhibited on three levels while a fourth middle level houses the auxiliary spaces such as the museum shop, the cafe and the offices. The top level of the Museum sits askew on the lower levels to achieve the same cardinal orientation of the ancient temple on the Acropolis. The spacing of the columns of the Parthenon hall is the same as that of the ancient temple, and the use of glass walls on all four exterior walls allows the natural light to illumine the Parthenon marbles as they do on the ancient temple. As the museum is built over an extensive archaeological site, the floor, outside and inside, is often transparent using glass and thus the visitor can see the excavations below. The museum also provides an amphitheater, a virtual theater and a hall for temporary exhibitions.
On Acropolis hill is also located the ancient Agora. The Ancient Agora of Classical Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis and bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagous and on the west by the hill known as the Agoraios Kolonos, also called Market Hill. The Agora's initial use was for a commercial, assembly, or residential gathering place. For the most part, for the visitor today, the Agora is not important for the splendor of its buildings, but for the significance of its history. Contrasting with the austere ruins in the middle of the archaeological site however, two splendid buildings stand as testaments to its past glory: the humble Temple of Hephaestus, which is the best preserved ancient Greek temples from the Classical era, and the impressive Stoa of Attalos--a building of the Hellenistic period that was rebuilt from the ground up based on its ancient appearance. What is more around Acropolis hill two famous neighborhoods are located Thiseio and Monastiraki. Thiseio is a beautiful location for someone to take a walk and grab a bite or drink enjoying the view of Acropolis. Monastiraki is Athens’s flea market where you can find anything from clothing to souvenirs
On walking distance to Artemis studio and the White flat lays the Panathenaic stadium also called by locals Kalimarmaro. The Old Olympic Stadium in Athens Greece, built of granite in late 19th century on the site of ancient Athens from the 4th Century; hosted the first modern games in1896.
It is the only stadium in the world built entirely out of marble. The stadium was built on the site of a simple racecourse by the Athenian statesman Lykourgos (Lycurgus) c. 330 BC, primarily for the Panathenaic Games. It was rebuilt in marble by Herodes Atticus, an Athenian Roman senator, by 144 AD and had a capacity of 50,000 seats. The stadium was excavated in 1869 and hosted the Zappas Olympics in 1870 and 1875. After being refurbished, it hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896 and was the venue for 4 of the 9 contested sports. It was used for various purposes in the 20th century and was once again used as an Olympic venue in 2004. It is the finishing point for the annual Athens Classic Marathon. It is also the last venue in Greece from where the Olympic flame handover ceremony to the host nation takes place.
These are some of the most important sights of the city of Athens. All of them are on walking distance or a matter of minutes by using the closest mean of transportation to the Athensbnb apartments. So in Athensbnb we provide an alternative way to live in the heart of Athens like locals do and feel the heartbeat of the city in a warm accommodation that is more like a house.
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