The plain, neo-classical building, which is the Parliament of Greek
today, was built between 1834-1838, as the palace of the first king.
The monument of the Unknown Soldier , with two guards, called "Evzoni",
who are the presidential guards.
Syntagma Square: Modern City
National Garden: The green lung in the center of the city
This marble stadium was built in the 4th century BC, with 70,000
spectators capacity. In 1896, the first modern Olympic games were
An impressive Roman monument of the city: It was built in 131 AD,
with pentelic marble, to honor the Roman Emperor Adrian. It marked
the border between the old and the new city of Athens.
The highest hill of Athens (277 m) offers a fantastic view of
Attica: The little chapel of St. George and the theatre in the north
of the hill; a restaurant at the top;
Panepistimiou Street (El Venizelou)
El Venizelou Street, which is known as Panepistimiou Street, is one
of the central roads of Athens. It is flanked by neo-classical
"Ilio Melathron" (Palace of Troy). It used to be the house
of Henrich Schlieman. "Academy", the highest spiritual
institution of the country;
"National Library", with thousands of manuscripts and
The neighborhood of Olympic Gods; The Monmartre of old Athens;
Narrow roads leads to numerous jewelry, souvenir, leather and fur
shops, coffee shops ans small picturesque squares.
Monastiraki is a crowd busy port of the city, where a constant big
bazaar takes place. Some columns of Adrian's library are in site; a
mosque, which has been turned into a library and a small church are
some of the interesting monuments of this place.
Picturesque area, with strong local color, very close to Monastiraki
square: Old nearly forgotten taverns, small weird shops, strollers
An area of Athens stretching out at the foot of Lycabettus Hill,
with big squares, shops, coffee shops and restaurants;
It is founded in 1935. It is decorated with statues of heroes of the
Greek war of independence (1821) against the Turks.