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Kolonaki, Syntagma Square
Littered with shops, trendy coffee bars and hip restaurants, Kolonaki is the most fashionable are of Athens. Tsakalof Street is the most popular street in Kolonaki and is rated one of the sixth most expensive shopping streets in the world.
Ermou Street, Syntagma Square
Also just off od Syntagma Square, Ermou Street is the busiest in all of Athens. It was recently paved to become pedestrian only, and here you can find all the clothing, accesory and souvenir shops that you'll ever need.
Athens Central Market, Athinas Street
If it's speciality food that you're more in the mood for, the Athens Central Market is the most exciting area of the city. Fish vendors shout out their prices and there are many stalls selling fresh vegetables. It's OK to sample some olives and see what you like, as there is large variety.
Benaki Museum, Metro: Symtagma and Evangelismo
At the Benaki Museum, eight thousand years of Greek history come alive. This is one of the oldest museums in Greece. Its exhibits are both cultural and historical, and offer a great way to spend an afternoon. The museum houses more than 30,000 items ranging from Greek antiquity to modern day Greece. Open daily, closed Tuesday.
National Archeological Museum, 28 Oktovriou
This massive institution is the most significant museum in all of Athens because it contains artistic highlights from every era of Greek civilization from the Neolithic to the Roman. You'll be able to witness everything from bronze and marble statues, funeral masks and frescoes. As an added incentive, refreshments are served in a lower ground-floor café, which opens out to a patio.
Goulandris Cycladic and Greek Ancient Art Museum, Neofitou Douka 4
This museum has an incredible collection of 350 Cycladic artifacts dating all the way back to the Bronze Age. The gorgeous building was found by one of Athen's richest family, so they were able to feature the slender marble figurines that fascinated such artists as Picasso and Modigliani. The museum also has other exhibits that showcase Greek artifacts after the Bronze Age and up to the 6th century AD. If you walk through the glass corridor, you'll find yourself in the adjacent Stathatos Mansion where the museums temporary exhibits are located.
The plaka, a modern cornucopia of shops, restaurants, and tourist haunts, is the oldest developed section of Athens. Tavernas, cafés and pastry shops offer a wealth of gastronomical delights. While many cater mainly to tourists, all offer traditional Greek fare, including mezedes (snacks) such as tzatziki and dolmades. The shops offer many varieties of souvenirs, from plaster casts of Greek sculptures to hand woven garments. Remaining open into the evening hours, the plaka is an excellent place for an evening stroll.
The Acropolis remains one of the most imposing locations in all of Greece. From the top, one can see almost all of Athens. Originally fortified as a citadel, it appropriately contains a number of shrines to Athena, the warrior goddess. The buildings include the Propylea, the Erechtheion, the temple of Athena Nike, and the Parthenon, perhaps the greatest monument of Doric architecture in all of Greece. Make sure to bring extra film! The Acropolis is open daily. Museum: Open daily.
Ancient Agora, Metro: Theseion
Located at the base of the Acropolis, the ruins of the Agora stand as an illustration of daily life in ancient Athens. During the height of Ancient Greek civilization, the Agora was a central meeting place for statesmen and commoners. The area was comprised of market stalls, administrative buildings, landscaped grounds, and surrounded by schools, houses, theaters, and stores. There are also elements of Athens' many political transformations, including ruins from the Roman Period. Open daily, closed Monday.
Elihrison, Monastiraki Square
The outdoor patio and gardens with serenading musicians create a nice atmosphere for dinner and the food is quite delicious. During the last century, the site was used as a Turkish court of justice.
The Hani, 138 Adrianou Street
Sort of an inn for weary travelers, The Hani is a wonderful place to enjoy a traditional Greek meal with a friendly staff. All the waiters speak English and are willing to help you with your choice. They have live acoustic, bouzoukia music, an outdoor garden in the back and tables right on Adriannou Street where you can people watch.
Agora, Hatziyianni Mexi 6
Located near the Athens Hilton, this café has an impressive selection of dishes and a leafy green garden to relax in. The atmosphere is rather nonchalant, so if speed is what you're looking for, this is not the place.
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