Between the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora stands the rocky hill of Areopagus, which has been related to mythological traditions and important historical events.
Apostolou Pavlou Pedestrian Zone
A walk at the pedestrian zone of Apostolou Panlou brings you in front of the most important archaeological monuments of Athens.
Temple of Hephaestus
In the Ancient Agora dominates the temple of Hephaestus. Also known as “Theseion” due to its previously erroneous attribution of the temple to Theseus, from which the wider area took its name.
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Between the Acropolis and river Ilisos we encounter the temple of Olympian Zeus, one of the largest temples of the ancient world.
Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum
The Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum is the only museum for contemporary jewelry in Greece.
National Observatory of Athens – Visitor Centre in Thissio
The Visitor Centre in Thissio is located at the historical area of the National Observatory on top of the hill of Nymphs, opposite the sacred rock of the Acropolis.
Yet another neighborhood of Athens with a history that started in antiquity.
Cultural Centre “Melina Merkouri”, Thiseio
The Cultural Centre “Melina Merkouri” has been housed since 1988 at the old hat factory of Ilias Poulopoulos, which was founded in 1886 and is known as “PIL-POUL".
Islamic Art – Benaki Museum
The Islamic Art collections of the Benaki Museum are exhibited at the Museum of Islamic Art, in Thiseio, near the ancient cemetery of Kerameikos.
Museum of Ancient Agora of Athens
The Museum of the Ancient Agora is housed at the reconstructed Stoa of Attalos which dates from the 2nd century BC and was the present of the king of Pergamon Attalos II to the Athenians.
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On the northern part of the rock of the Acropolis, at the point where according to mythology king Erechtheus lived, the Erechtheion was constructed between 421 and 406 BC.