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THISSIO

A.L.A. is located at Thisio, one traditional neighbourhood of Athens, in the shadow of Acropolis, & right next to Ancient Agora (Market Place). It is named after the Temple of Hephaestus, that back in the day was thought to be dedicated to the hero Theseus. Do not miss out on going for a walk around the neighbourhood! Just on step next to A.L.A you will find the observatory & the Filoppapos Hill. Walk in Ermou pederstrian & St. Pauls' and visit the Acropolis, the Pnyx & Kerameikos. In the evening watch a movie at Cine "Thisio, perhaps the most beautiful open-air cinema in Greece, with the unique background of the Acropolis. Then enjoy your dinner & a drink in the numerous restaurants & bars of Thisio.

ACROPOLIS - PARTHENON ~ 6'

In the sacred rock of Acropolis, stands the     temple of Parthenon build for the goddess Athena, as a symbol of prosperity, glory and prestige of the democratic Athenian state, the 5th century BC. The temple, in harmony with the natural environment, was built entirely of white Pentelic marble and brought rich ornamentations in red, blue and gold colors. As a monument of artistic excellence and of world cultural heritage, the Parthenon embodies the european culture. At the Acropolis you will also visit the Propylaea, the temple of Apterou Nikis and the Erechtheion.

ACROPOLIS MUSEUM ~ 10'

One of the most important museums in the world, the Acropolis museum collects masterpieces of the Archaic and Classical periods associated with the sacred rock of the Acropolis. The exhibitions that it hosts, permanent and thematic, cover 14,000 square meters on four levels. Glass floor that reveals the findings of the excavations and large glass surfaces on the walls that allows for a panoramic view of the Acropolis and the Parthenon.. for more information, opening hours and ticket prices you can visit & the link of the museum www.theacropolismuseum.gr.

MONASTIRAKI ~ 10'

Monastiraki is one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods of Athens. Paved with shops and antique shops where you bargain for the price, street vendors, scents and flavors that you can taste in taverns , cafes and bars, the sun, the people, the sounds, and multiculturalism; Monastiraki is a unique and memorable experience! The nightlife will also reward you since there are a lot of "modern" bars around the Monastiraki area... St. Irini's Square, Perikleus, every alley has a bar with a unique style and special kinds of music!

PLAKA ~ 12'

Plaka is the oldest district of Athens, right next to A.L.A. A walk through the picturesque cobbled streets is like a walk in a Greek "island". Neoclassical preserved buildings, tourist shops to buy a small souvenir, shops with local Greek products and nice jewellery and if you get tired get on Happy Athens Train or sit at one of the many taverns with traditional dishes worth trying. This walk will cheer you up and don't forget to take lots of pictures.

USEFULL DISTANCES

Temple of Olympian Zeus 1.2 km

Odeon of Herodes Atticus 600 m

Acropolis and Parthenon 500 m

Plaka 1.2 km

Monastiraki 1 km

National Garden 1.6 km

National Archaeological Museum 2.5 km

Syntagma Square 1.9 km

Panathinaiko Stadium 2 km

Ancient Market (Agora) 1km

Museum of Cycladic Art 2.7 km

Benaki Museum 2.5 km

National Gallery 3.2 km

Lycabettus Hill 3.6 km