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mastichas09

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What is the name of the metro station in Athens that has the artifacts on display? I heard about it and want to see it, but I am not sure it is worth going out of my way for. Is there more than ne to see?

I love artifacts and am just looking for more detail. I will be in the city for just a few days so I am really struggling if this is worth it or not.
 
Called “Πόλη από Πόλη” (roughly translated to city under the city), the original archeological exhibit at the Syntagma Square metro station was first comprised of an actual burial site and other objects found during metro renovations for the 2004 Olympic Games. If you’re using the metro or viewing The Changing of the Guard, checking out this exhibit would be easy and well worth your while. Otherwise the Archeological, Benaki, Acropolis, and Cycladic museums have incredible permanent collections and very interesting special exhibits.
 
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Called “Πόλη από Πόλη” (roughly translated to city under the city), the original archeological exhibit at the Syntagma Square metro station was first comprised of an actual burial site and other objects found during metro renovations for the 2004 Olympic Games. If you’re using the metro or viewing The Changing of the Guard, checking out this exhibit would be easy and well worth your while. Otherwise the Archeological, Benaki, Acropolis, and Cycladic museums have incredible permanent collections and very interesting special exhibits.
I would looove to see this - my parents saw it the last time they were in Greece. It seems so very interesting. I also plan t visit the museums - I have yet to visit the Benaki and Cycladic museums. Thank you for the advice!
 
I would looove to see this - my parents saw it the last time they were in Greece. It seems so very interesting. I also plan t visit the museums - I have yet to visit the Benaki and Cycladic museums. Thank you for the advice!
Have a great time in Athens!!!!!
 

Solo Travel to Athens, Greece?

'm planning a solo trip to Athens, Greece, and would love to get some travel advice from those who have been there before. I'll be traveling next month and am particularly interested in tips for solo travelers. What are some must-see historical sites and hidden gems I shouldn't miss? Any recommendations for budget-friendly accommodations that are safe and centrally located? I'd also love suggestions for local eateries where I can try authentic Greek food.

Additionally, are there any cultural norms or safety tips I should be aware of? I’m excited to explore the city's vibrant culture, but as a solo traveler, I want to make sure I’m well-prepared.

Lastly, if anyone has tips on navigating the public transportation system or insights on day trips from Athens, that would be incredibly helpful.

Family Activities in Athens

Our family is planning a trip to Athens next month, and we're looking for some advice on family-friendly activities and places to visit. We have two kids, ages 7 and 10, and we'd love to find things that are both fun and educational. Here are a few things we're considering:
  • Historical Sites: Obviously, we want to visit the Acropolis, but are there any kid-friendly tours or activities related to ancient history?
  • Museums: Are there any museums that cater specifically to children or offer interactive exhibits?
  • Parks and Outdoor Activities: We'd love to spend some time outdoors. Are there any parks, gardens, or nature reserves that are worth visiting?
  • Local Experiences: We're also interested in any local markets, festivals, or family-friendly restaurants that we shouldn't miss.
Any recommendations or tips would be greatly appreciated!

Advice for an Athens City Tour?

Last time I was in Athens, I did the hop on hop off as my city tour. I like those because you can get on and off at your leisure and use it as a way to get around the city.

I am going to be in Athens again, and I want to do a different type of tour this time. Maybe something historical. Do you guys have any recommendations?

I have done a straight up tour of the Acropolis, I was looking for something a bit more expansive.

What to See as a First Time Visitor to Athens?

I'm planning my very first trip to Athens, Greece, and I'm super excited! I've heard so many amazing things about this historic city, but I want to make sure I don't miss out on any must-see spots or hidden gems.

For those of you who have been to Athens before, what are the key things I absolutely need to visit? Here are a few things I've heard about:
  • The Acropolis and Parthenon
  • The Ancient Agora
  • The National Archaeological Museum
  • Plaka neighborhood
I'd love your recommendations on these places or any other sites, restaurants, or activities that you think are worth checking out. Also, any tips on the best times to visit certain spots or how to avoid the crowds would be incredibly helpful.

Thanks in advance for your advice! Looking forward to hearing your suggestions.

Is the Benaki Museum in Athens Worth Visiting?

I'm planning a trip to Athens and compiling a list of must-see places. I came across the Benaki Museum, and it caught my interest. From what I've gathered, it seems like a place rich in Greek history and culture, housing a diverse collection that spans the ages.

However, I'm trying to manage my time in Athens effectively since there's so much to see and do. For those who have visited the Benaki Museum, would you say it's a worthwhile addition to my itinerary? I'm particularly keen on understanding if its collections are uniquely representative of Greek heritage in ways that other museums in the city might not offer.

I'd love to hear about personal experiences, favorite exhibits, or even tips for visiting (best times to go, any particular tours, etc.). Your feedback will be immensely valuable in helping me decide!

Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts and insights.
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