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Central Athens

Placing you at the heart of the city centre, the sensory bath that is Athens is yours to explore. It is a timeless destination that masterfully bridges eras that can be easily covered by foot on a few leisurely strolls.

Here, you are instantly immersed in Athens' most quintessential sights and sounds. Explore the retail high-street, Ermou, just steps over from Mitropoleos, that begins opposite Syntagma Square.

Lined with dozens of cafes, brasseries, bars, restaurants, and shops, it leads you down to the colourful and more touristic districts of Monastiraki, Plaka and Thisseio at the base of the Acropolis. Follow your curiosity and you may even find yourself in Anafiotika, the first modern settlement that still preserves its original island aesthetic.

Sauntering these districts, you will admire a contrasting blend of neo-classical residences and island-style homes, browse art galleries and tourist stores, and sample the wide variety of eateries and tavernas. Walk the rock's perimeter to find the ancient citadel's entrance and follow around to meet the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and Acropolis Museum located on its southern side.

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  • Acropolis 17 minutes walk
  • Acropolis Museum 12 minutes walk
  • Ancient Agora 10 minutes walk
  • Syntagma Square 5 minutes walk
  • Monastiraki Square 5 minutes walk
  • Plaka 5 minutes walk
  • Panathenaic Stadium 18 minutes walk
  • Emou Street 1 minute walk
  • Kolonaki 12 minutes walk