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Following is our e-guide, click on the following subjects of interest

Museums & attractions

Restaurants

Michelin rated eateries

Wine bars & Bars

More places to visit while in Athens

We hope you stay with us, in which case you will get even more information. Our goal is for you to love Athens!

We hope to see you soon, Andreas & Lucy

Museums & Attractions

E-tickets website is the official site to purchase tickets online for the Acropolis and slopes, The Temple of Olympian Zeus, Kerameikos, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, Adrians Library and Aristotle’s School. Once you access the site in the left-hand corner there are the letters |EN; click on the EN for English.

THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens 117 42

Days and Hours of Operation

Summer season hours (1/4 – 31/10) Monday 8:00 – 16:00 Tuesday – Sunday 8:00 – 20:00 Friday 8:00 – 22:00
Winter season hours (1/11 – 31/3) Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 17:00 Friday 9:00 – 22:00 Saturday – Sunday 9:00 – 20:00
*last admission 30 minutes before closing time
Closed: January 1st, Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday, May 1st, December 25th & 26th
Good Friday: opens 12:00 to 18:00, Easter Saturday: opens 8:00 to 15:00
On August Full Moon and European Night of Museums, the Museum operates until midnight.
On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve (24 & 31 December), the Museum opens from 9:00 to 15:00
Free entry: 6 March (In Memory of Melina Mercouri), 25 March, 18 May (International Museum Day) & October 28th

Tickets

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NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, 44 Patission Street, Athens 106 82

Days & Hours of Operation

Monday: 13:00 – 20:00
Tuesday – Sunday: 08:00 – 20:00
The National Archaeological Museum is closed: January 1st, March 25th, Orthodox Easter Sunday, May 1st and December 25th & 26th

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MUSEUM OF CYCLADIC ART, Neofitou Douka 4, Athens 106 74

Days & Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 to 20:00
Sunday: 11:00 to 17:00
Tuesday: closed
*Last Entrance: 15 minutes before the Museum closes.
The Museum is closed: December 25-26, January 1, Clean Monday, March 25, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday, May 1, Holy Spirit Monday, August 15

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THE AGORA MUSEUM, 24 Adrianou Str, Athens 105 55

Days & Hours of Operation:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 – 18:45
Tuesday 10:00 – 18:45 (Outdoor archaeological site opens at 8:00)
Holiday schedule:
January 1st: closed, January 6th: 8:00 – 15:00, Clean Monday: 8:00 – 15:00, March 25th: closed, Good Friday: 12:00 – 17:00, Holy Saturday: 8:00 – 15:00, May 1st: closed, Easter Sunday: closed, Easter Monday: 8:00 – 20:00, Holy Spirit Day: 8:00 – 15:00, August 15th: 8:00 – 15:00, 28 October: 08.00 – 18.30, December 25th & 26th: closed
Free admission days:
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri), 18 April (International Monuments Day), 18 May (International Museums Day), The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days), 28 October, Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st

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BENAKI MUSEUM OF GREEK CULTURE, 1 Koumbari St. & Vas. Sofias Ave., Athens 106 74

Days & Hours of Operation

Wednesday & Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
Thursday & Saturday: 10:00 – 00:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00
Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Tickets

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BENAKI MUSEUM @ 138 PIREOS ST., 138 Pireos & Andronikou St., Athens 118 54

Days & Hours of Operation

Thursday and Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 – 22:00
Closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Also closed in August

Tickets

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BENAKI MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART, 22 Ag. Asomaton & 12 Dipilou St., Athens 105 53

Days & Hours of Operation

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00
Closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Tickets

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KOTSANAS MUSEUM OF ANCIENT GREEK TECHNOLOGY, Pindarou 6, Athens 106 71

Days & Hours of Operation

Winter Season: Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 17:00
Summer Season: Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00

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BASIL & ELISE GOULANDRIS FOUNDATION, 13 Eratosthenous str., Athens 116 35

Days & Hours of Operation

Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00
Friday: 10:00 – 20:00
Closed: Mondays & Tuesdays as well as on
January 1, Clean Monday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, March 25th, May 1st, August 15th, October 28th, December 25th & 26th

Website

Tickets


ILIAS LALAOUNIS JEWELRY MUSEUM, Kallisperi 12 & Karyatidon Str., Acropolis 11742

Days & Hours of Operation

Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9:00 – 15:00
Sunday: 11.00 – 16:00
Mondays and National holidays the museum is closed.

Website


BYZANTINE AND CHRISTIAN MUSEUM, Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias 22, Athina 106 75

Days & Hours of Operation

Monday: 8:00 – 20:00
Tuesday: 13:00 – 20:00
Wednesday to Sunday: 8:00 – 20:00
Closed: January 1st, March 25th, Easter Sunday, May 1st, December 25th & 26th

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JEWISH MUSEUM OF GREECE, Nikis 39, Athina 105 57

Days & Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 9.00 – 14.30
Sundays: 10.00 – 14.00
Saturdays: closed

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War Museum, Rizari 2, Athens 10675

Days & Hours of Operation

November to Match: 10:00 – 17:00
April to October: 10:00 – 17:00
Closed: New Year’s Eve, Good Friday, Good Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, May 1st, December 25th & 26th

Website


National Museum of Contemporary Art / EMST, Kallirrois Avenue & Amvr. Frantzi Str, former Fix factory Athens, 117 43

Days & Hours of Operation

Thursdays: 11:00 – 22:00
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 – 19:00
Closed on Mondays
Closed also on January 1st & 6th, March 25th, May 1st, Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday, August 15th, October 28th, December 25th & 26th.

Website

Restaurants

We would be happy to reserve at table for you at any of the following eateries. Please note that we do not receive any compensation for doing so, we simply wish our guests to enjoy Athens.

The following restaurants are ten minutes or less – walking distance

GREEK RESTAURANT – “ATTIKOS”

A very popular Athenian restaurant with delicious food and breathtaking view, Attikos is a great choice. Located a block away from SV Acropolis Residence.
7, Garivaldi str., Athens 117 42, tel. +302109215256
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“SENSE” RESTAURANT – WITHIN ATHENSWAS HOTEL

A wonderful view and selection of gourmet dishes, this restaurant is a
excellent choice with the hotel AthensWas; located about 9 minutes on foot from SV Acropolis Residence. Click for location

GREEK MEZE – “SPHIKA”

A little Greek tapas (called meze in Greek) located about a five-minute walk from your residence. Situated on a small sidewalk this place is worth the delicious food and originality.
15, Str. Kontouli str., Athens 117 42, tel. +302109221341
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RECIPES FROM PELOPONNESE – “MANI MANI”

A lovely restaurant featuring recipes and inspiration from a region of beautiful Peloponnese called Mani.
10, Falirou street, Athens 117 42, tel. +302109218180
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GOOD FOOD & SPIRITS – “BALCONY”

Balcony is a nice little restaurant very near the Acropolis museum.
1, Veikou str., Athens 117 42, tel. +302114118437
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TRADITIONALLY WRAPPED SOUVLAKI – “THE LADIES”

One of the best Souvlaki in Athens, named “the ladies” is very very
casual, yet authentic (Note that it opens after 6:30pm and is closed on Sunday’s). Sign writes ΨΗΤΟΠΩΛΕΙΟ. 16, Drakou str., Athens, tel. +302109225648
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MEAT ON A STICK SOUVLAKI – “KALAMAKI BAR”

Diagonally across from “the ladies” is a restaurant called “Kalamaki Bar” and only serves meat on a skewer with a small pita on the side, and yes, we love it. Of course they offer appetizers, fries and salads.
Drakou str. & Dimitrakopoulou corner, Athens 117 42 tel. +302110171862
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FRESH FISH RESTAURANT – “SKOUBRI”

Skoubri (which means mackerel in English) is a nice neighborhood fish taverna right across from Kalamaki Bar and a few doors down from “the ladies”. Casual with good solid Greek seafood eats.
14, Drakou str. Athens 117 42, tel. +302109210994
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ITALIAN – “AGLIO OLIO E PEPERCOCINO”

Fresh-made pasta, great wines and low lighting are one of the few features of this local authentic Italian restaurant near the Acropolis Museum.
13, Porinou str., Athens, tel. +302109211801
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INDIAN – NAAN STOP

Many Indian restaurants have been opening by Syggrou Avenue, only a few minutes away. In our opinion the best one, Naan Stop, is not near by (in Ambelokipous area). They deliver through delivery apps as e-food and wolt. Click for location

STREET FOOD THAI – “TUK TUK”

Tuk Tuk has delicious Thai food & drinks. Its a very small place and a table or seat at the bar may be hard to find so make sure you go close to opening at 6pm or you might have to wait in line!
40, Veikou str., Athens 117 42, +302114051947
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BREAKFAST EATERIE – “7 CACTUS”

7 Cactus is a great place for breakfast or light lunch, a few minutes from SV
Acropolis Residence and a few steps from Acropolis Museum.
7, Dimitrakopoulou str., Athens 117 42, tel. +302130452865
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Additional breakfast and light lunch eateries in the area:

Monsieur Barbu – Markou Mpotsari 49, Athens 117 42
Bel Ray Bar – Falirou 88, Athens 117 41
Βανίλια Bistro – Veikou 40 & Erehthiou 2, Athens 117 42

FAMOUS ATHENIAN BAKERY – “TAKIS”

Takis bakery is famous throughout Athens for its baked fresh daily products from scrumptious breads to fresh pastries.
14, Misaraliotou str., Athens 117 42, tel. +302109230052
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The following restaurants are twenty minutes or less – walking distance

ORIGINAL GREEK TAVERN – “THE OLD TAVERN OF PSARA”

The Old Taverna of Psara (Psara is an island in Greece) is located in the heart of Plaka and a favorite for visitors and locals alike.
16, Erechtheos str, Athens 105 56 tel. +302103218733
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SMALLEST SOUVLAKI PLACE – “KOSTAS”

Delicious wrapped souvlaki is served here by Kostas himself for decades.
5, Pentelis str., Syntagma
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FROM EAST TO WEST RESTAURANT – “CAFÉ AVISSINIA”

Fresh-cooked, home-style dishes, Cretan raki & accordion music in a
restaurant combining old & new. A reservation is suggested on the weekends.
7, Kinetou str., Platia Avissinias, tel.+302103217047
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JAPANESE * GREEK CUISINE – “NOLAN”

This superb restaurant is a fusion between Greek food and products and
Japanese cuisine. It’s very popular and reservation is suggested.
33, Voulis str., Athens 105 57, tel. +302103243545
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GREEK-TURKISH SWEET SHOP – “NANCY SERBETOSPITO”

A famous place to find the best Turkish delights and much more is known as Nancy’s serbetospito.
Plateia Irohon #1, Psirri, tel. +30210 3211323
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PIZZA – “FLOWER”

Mavili square near the US Embassy is a happening place in the
evening with bars and eateries, Flower, a florist turned in to a very
casual pizza place, is one of the best in town.
2, Dorilaou str., Platia Mavili, tel. +302106465029
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Michelin rated restaurants

Michelin 2 Stars: Spondi
Michelin 1 Star: Varoulko Seaside
Michelin 1 Star: Botrinis
Michelin 1 Star: Hytra
Bib Gourmand: Athiri
Bib Gourmand: Nolan
Bib Gourmand: Οικειο

Wine bars

Oinoscent – Voulis 45-47, Athens 105 57
Winepoint – Porinou 2, Athens 117 42
BOBO – Anastasiou Zinni 36, Athens 117 41
Materia Prima – Falirou 68, Athens 117 41
Wine o’ Clock – Lempesi 10, Athens 117 42

Bars

Bar Kinono – Falirou 48, Athens 117 42
Tiki Bar – Falirou 15, Athens 117 42
Monsieur Barbu – Markou Mpotsari 49, Athens 117 42
Bel Ray Bar – Falirou 88, Athens 117 41
Baba au Rum (also on the worlds 50 best bars list) – Klitiou 6, Athens 105 60
Noel – Kolokotroni 59B, Athens 105 62
A for Athens (rooftop view of Acropolis) – Andrea Miaouli 2, Athens 105 54
Six d.o.g.s – Avramiotou 6-8, Athens 105 51
Athens Sport Bar – Veikou 3, Athens 117 42
Gargaretta – 1, Rovertou Galli St, Athens 117 42

More places to see and visit

Given you have enough days to explore deeper in what Athens has to offer, here are a few wonderful places to
visit:

The Ancient Temple of Poseidon in Sounion is about an hour away by car from Athens. Should you wish transportation to Sounion, we collaborate with drivers who drive our guests and spend the day in Sounion.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is a beautiful complex in the bay of Faliro in Athens which includes the National Library of Greece, the Greek National Opera as well as the 210,000 m² Stavros Niarchos Park. Click for location

Athens Central Market – The area to experience a bit of the local food scene is The Athens Central Market otherwise known as the Varvakios Agora. Feel free to explore by yourselves or by booking a walking tour of the area. For directions on how to get there either on foot (21 min walk) or by metro (18 min) please click link and select either walking instructions or public transport instructions.
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Tours

Book a culinary tour with the well-known Culinary Backstreets.

For group and private tours we suggest:

Athens tours

Big Olive


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