About our Neighborhood
“Hotels do not exist in isolated bubbles. A property’s interaction with its surroundings is crucial. When locals hang out at a hotel’s bar or restaurant, it creates a magnetic vibe, drawing visitors into the scene. In some cases hotels act as ambassadors of their neighborhoods; in others, they help transform an area into today’s it address. For our guests they are gateways to places that won’t be found with a map or a guide.”
Claus Sendlinger_CEO, Design Hotels
The Zappeion is a heaven for those who want to escape the city noise. It’s ideal for walking, jogging and bicycle rides. The Zappeion building was built in 1888 for the first Modern Olympic Games and, throughout the years, it was used as a hospital, radio station, museum etc. Today it hosts exhibitions and conferences.
Dionysiou Areopagitou Street
Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, a leafy pedestrianized street, steeped in discreet luxury, which takes you from the Theatre of Dionysus, to the Acropolis museum and magnificent site, to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. This is a promenade to last for a life time.
Monastiraki is more than a flea market, it is as an amalgam of folklore, history, and Greek and Roman treasures. Visit the ancient agora of Athens, the centre of the city’s public life, and you will be spoiled for choice. Scattered around this magnificent location is the Temple of Hephaestus and the Stoa of Attalos. Walk to the Roman Forum of Athens and see the Library that Roman Emperor Andrianos built for the city.
Plaka is a world unto its own. Greek taverns and cafes alternative with Byzantine churches and smaller museums, while tourists and Athenians alike breathe in its incredible energy.
Onassis Cultural Center
OCC Box Office hours are from Monday to Sunday 12:00-21:00.
107-109 Syngrou Avenue, 117 45 Athens
tel.: 213 0 178000 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Museum of Cycladic Art
Monday-Wednesday-Friday-Saturday 10.00-17.00 Thursday 10.00-20.00 Sunday 11.00-17.00 Tuesday Closed
Neophytou Douka Street No 4
Telephone: (+30) 210 7228321-3 Fax: (+30) 210 7239382 E-mail: email@example.com
1 April – 31 October: Tuesday to Sunday: 8:00 pm – 8:00 mm Friday: 8:00 pm – 10:00 mm Monday: Closed General Entrance: 5 euro
Dionisiou Aeropagitou 15, Athens 11742
Tel.: +30 210 9000900 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Archaeological Museum
The largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art.
tel. +30 213214 4800 e-mail: email@example.com
For a crash course in Greek history, its collections narrate the history of Hellenism over time.
1 Koumbari St. & Vas. Sofias Ave
tel. +30 210 367 1000 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Byzantine and Christian Museum
The wealth of its collections and value of the exhibits makes the Museum a veritable treasury of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and culture.
22 Vas. Sofias Ave
tel. +30 213 213 9572, +30 213 213 9500 email@example.com
Monastiraki Flea Market
The Monastiraki flea market is the place to be on Sunday when it seems every Athenian is here either buying or selling. You have to get here early because after about 11am the crowd becomes impossible and if you want to take a break there are few tables available at the many cafes and restaurants in the area. You can wander around aimlessly or you can find someone who knows the flea market who can show you around if you are intent on buying something in particular. Much of the flea market is not really a flea market. It is a collection of small shops of which most of them are tourist shops with the same stuff you will find on Adrianou street in the Plaka. These are open normal shop hours and you can come here anytime. But weekends and Sunday in particular is when it is like a third-world flea market with people selling anything from antiques to what you might call useless junk and it goes on forever, beyond Monastiraki and into Thission and Psiri.
Tue. – Thurs. – Fri. : 10:00 – 20:00 Wed. – Sat. : 10:00-18:00 Sundays & Mondays closed
5-7 Lebessi & 16 Porinou Str 11742 Makriyanni, metro Akropoli
tel. +302108619488 fax.+302108668195 email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Young, trendy and usually full with all kinds of local Athenians. Excellent wine selection that you can enjoy with local cheese and meat platters. Opens daily from 12 noon until 1 am
Voulis 44A Syntagma
The new place in town. The traditional square of Agias Eirinis is always full of life. You can either enjoy a drink just watching people passing by or just sit back and relax having a nice simple meal. Opens daily 10.30am until 1am
Agias Eirinis square Monastiraki
360 Bar restaurant
Having a cocktail facing the acropolis is priceless. We have the best option for you at the brand new 360 bar. Athens is now at your plate with very smart choices for dinner or lunch. Opens Daily 15.00 till midnight
Hfestou 2 Monastiraki square.
Avocado Food for Life
Healthy mind in healthy body was the ancient Greek proverb that inspired so many of us. A vegetarian concept that offers the best in flavor and quality. Organic coffees, teas, fresh fruit juices and smoothies are just the beginning. Freshly made salads, delicious pastas and the one and only wheat free organic pizza. Even the wine is from local organic production. Opens daily from 8am until 10pm Except Sundays that closes at 8pm
Nikis 30 Syntagma
An all-day restaurant with great vibe and minimal design. The chef created unique dishes based on Greek Mediterranean flavors. Value for money is also the tapas selection.
Benizelou Palaiologou 4C Plaka
Contemporary Greek cuisine with exceptional dishes, impeccable service, and a roof garden terrace. Impressive wine list and nice view of the city. There also is an art gallery on the second floor.
Tel: 210 3240133
Café Avissinia, is one of the most popular places for food after a nice walk at Monastiraki. Very close to antique shops, Café Avissinia has a unique character, that matches perfectly with the aura of the square. On weekend afternoons, musical performances take place at the restaurant.
Kinetou str 7, Avissinia Square
Tel : 2103217047