Accompanying persons may wish to explore one or more of the following places during their stay. Each site is within walking distance from the hotel, and these represent just a few highlights of a city that is steeped in art, culture and history.
The Benaki Museum of Greek Culture
The Benaki Museum of Greek Culture is housed in one of the most beautiful neoclassical-style buildings in Athens, near the National Garden and the Hellenic Parliament. It was converted into a museum so as to shelter the collections of Antonis Benakis and was donated to the Greek nation by himself and his three sisters, Alexandra, Penelope and Argine. Following its most recent refurbishment (1989–2000), the building houses a unique exhibition on Greek culture arranged diachronically from prehistory to the 20th century.
1 Koumbari St. & Vas. Sofias Ave., 106 74 Athens
Wednesday-Friday: 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday-Saturday: 10:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
The Museum of Cycladic 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. It was founded in 1986, to house the collection of Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris. Since then it has grown in size to accommodate new acquisitions, obtained either through direct purchases or through donations by important collectors and institutions.
Neophytou Douka 4, Athens
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00
Closed on Tuesdays.
The Acropolis of Athens
The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city, and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.
While there is evidence that the hill was inhabited as far back as the fourth millennium BC, it was Pericles (c. 495 - 429 BC) in the fifth century BC who coordinated the construction of the site's most important present remains including the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike.
Acropolis Hill, Plaka
A guided tour can be arranged for 10+ persons. To register your interest, please email Irina Danilatou at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plaka is the old historical neighbourhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis, incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. It is known as the 'Neighbourhood of the Gods' due to its proximity to the Acropolis and its many archaeological sites.
Museums in Plaka include the new Acropolis Museum, the new Jewish Museum of Greece, the Museum of Greek Folk Art, an annex of which is the Old Public Baths building, the Frissiras Museum, the Museum of Popular Music Instruments, the Museum of Pavlos and Alexandra Kanellopoulou, and the Athens University Museum.
Distances are short, so one morning or afternoon gives you enough time to see almost everything.