Are you planning your forthcoming ski trip? In Greece?? Oh Yes!!!!
Go on winter vacations to Arachova, a mountainous village nestled picturesquely on the foot of Mt. Parnassos, the most cosmopolitan winter destination in Greece a great favorite for passionate ski lovers and celebrities, or just first-time visitors who wish to relax in a dreamy mountainous setting with modern tourism facilities. Its modern ski resort, its close proximity to the navel of the world and to the archeological place of Delphi ( just 10 km) , and its breathtaking mountainous landscape are the strongest reason why visitors want to come and enjoy the mountains and lots of activities during the whole year!
In and around Arachova and Livadi area, a mountain paradise is waiting for you to experience it: Lush nature, awe inspiring mountains, beautiful architecture all around the village, fun, adrenaline pumping activities and relaxed, stress-free ones. Whatever your definition of an ideal vacation is, no matter the time of year, here is the place to be all year around. In Arachova and Livadi, the mountain and the sea become one! If there is one mountain in Greece that combines so many things during the summer period, that is Parnassos.
Due to its proximity to Athens (just 168 km northwest ) Arachova and Livadi area, welcomes every year (from early November till late April) more than 150,000 visitors to its snow-covered slopes.
Discover the traditional character of the village by taking leisurely walks through its narrow cobblestone streets. Enjoy hot and sweet, or soft and fruity drinks in the most beautiful cafes in the area, or traditional kafeneia (coffee shops).
The locals also produce their own food products, which you can taste in gourmet shops, or fine restaurants. Share with your loved ones a memorable gourmet experience, and taste local specialties: kontosouvli (big hunks of pork skewered and put on a rotisserie with onions, tomatoes, peppers, and seasoned with salt and pepper, garlic and oregano), kokoretsi (the intestines of the lamb stuffed with organ meat), sarmades (stuffed grape leaves), traditional pies, handmade trahanas (pasta soup, can be sweet or sour), and hilopites (fettuccine-style pasta - egg noodles made in linguine-sized strips, cut into small pieces).
Lathouri is a legume grown in Greece almost 7000 BC, which is also the source known to all of us. There are still some families in Livadi area who cultivate Lathouri without the addition of fertilizers and pesticides, on a plateau over 1,200m, in dry fields that are flooded in the winter.
Continuous seed grading gives a product with a short cooking time of high nutritional value as it does not bark. The latte has a high protein content and edible fiber and also a very low sodium / salt content. You can buy our days Lathouri in some fruit and delicatessen shops in Arachova.
Arachova also produces the famous cheese “formaela”, a sweet smelling hard rind cheese of relatively mild flavor that you should definitely taste! It is impossible for a Parnassοs visitor to not have tasted the Arachova formaela. This traditional cheese with a protected designation of origin is produced by goat or sheep milk or from a mixture of those that comes from animals that graze on Parnassοs. It has a particular cylindrical shape due to the knit molds in which it is placed to age. In every tavern in Arachova and in the wider area, one can taste the delicious formaela grilled, saganaki as well as in other alterations. Another excellent choice of cheese is the world famous feta cheese and here in Mount Parnassos you can find one of the very tasty ones. You can also buy it from stores with traditional products. Formaella and feta cheese is accompanied excellently by red wine and especially with brousko Arachovian wine.
Have a sip of the divine Parnassos local wine the red “Mavroudi”, the appellation of which was officially designated in 2006. The “black Arachova wine” is a full-bodied and prolific variety that produces wines of a deep red hue with high alcohol content. If you like greek grappa then taste ‘tsipouro vasilia’
Treat your self with local yoghurt and honey from Parnassos with the varieties of fir honey and floral honey at the first place. Honey is collected from beehives located at the slopes of Parnassοs, from fir trees as well as from the rich variety of the mountain plants. Due to its low glucose content fir honey does not crystallize, no matter how many years will pass.I
If you want something sweet then go to one of the three "Papastathi Sweets". Everything you will see at the shops are produced by the family in Arachova most of them with old traditional recipes from the grandmothers only with fresh ingredients! Here you will find a selection of sweets that can only be described as "mouth-watering". Be are sure that you will find something here which will cover your tastebuds tingling.
If you are a gourmet specialist, or simply a food lover, you will certainly agree with us:
Arachova is a gastronomic treasure-trove!
Before you leave Arachova, pick up some hand-made beautifully colored woven carpets (flocati rugs) and textiles to take with you as a going-away present. One of the most typical traditional products of Arachova is its famous wefts. The weaving art is widespread to the women of Arachova who, from a very young age, learn to create true pieces of art. In every household, there were broadlooms where the women of the house would weave everything each household needed as well as their girls’ dowries. Rugs, flokati, pouches, crewels, blankets and many more. Through the years though, this art started fainting away, until the women from the associations of Arachova undertook the work of continuing the tradition. With a great pleasure they create colorful masterpieces with natural dyes, which stand at a prominent place at the stores that sell products of popular art.
Sport Activities :
• Skiing, snow board, sledging as well as other winter sports at the ski resorts of mountain Parnassos at “Gerontovrachos” (17 km N), "Kelaria" (23 km N) and "Fterolakka" (26 km N).
• Hiking from the archaeological site of Delphi (which is located at the borders of the Prefecture of Fokida) to the cave of Korykeio Andro. There are more then 50 hiking routes available which cover the whole Mount Parnassos
• Mountain tours (jeep, enduro, mountain bike) at the mountain of Parnassos.
The Byzantine churches of the village with their well preserved frescos.
The clock, towering on the Tiria rock, it becomes even more impressive at night when it is illuminated.
A walk in Arachova, reveals the charming combining of the old with the new. All of the above, at the holy grounds of the mountain of Apollo.
The most impressive cave of Parnassos unfolds its secrets. Pan’s Cave or Corycian Cave, at an altitude of 1.360 m. at the south west part of Parnassos, within a beautiful forest with firs and a great view, was dedicated to the God Pana and the Corycian Nymphs. It has a global reputation, not only for its natural beauty but also for the magic created by the ancient myth, where according to Aeschylus the cave was a place that was visited by divine spirits.
The Ethnographic Museum is located in the centre of the village and just a few minutes away from the famous Arachova’s Clock and it aims to the preservation, study, enhancement and projecting of the local traditional culture and the historical and cultural heritage of the area.
Lanka Square: The most central part in Arachova and a meeting point for the citizens and visitors is Lakka square. In the heart of Arachova, a square filled with tables for coffee, desserts and drinks, all year long. During the winter months numerous people enjoy their coffee in the sun, whenever the weather allows it next to the lit heaters. And during summer the visitors seek the coolness under the shadow of the trees. At night, the ambiance becomes warm and romantic, by the lights that decorate the tree of the square and they are left there all year long.
Egarsios: The 264 steps in Arachova. This great “staircase” is the way that leads to the Holy Church of Agios Georgios. It consists of 264 steps and it was created in 1927 by the thief Karathanasis. It is considered a must when one visits Arachova, since its ascent rewards you with a panoramic view.
Lake Pnigoura in Livadi (10 km from Arachova) is a majestic image that appears in the winter and in spring and it disappears during summer, and it is formed by the rains and the melting of the snow in Livadi, Arachova. The lake makes the scenery heavenly and it offers to its guests the opportunity of canoeing, hiking, cycling or driving a 4X4, as it is a lake with a small depth which appears only when the weather conditions allow it, meaning when there is heavy rain and snowfall.
Where to eat
Just 1o km from Arachova in Livadi area where the owner George put a lot in decoration and ambience of the place which offers a superb view to the valley and to the lake Pnigoura during the winter and spring months! For starters try the carrot soup with a homemade sausage and then order a Karaouli with grilled meats and casseroles as also the wild boar stew which is perfect. Huge Parking! Non smoking area available!
Kalivia Livadi, Arachova 320 04,
Located just above the village of Arachova , this restaurant features easy parking and an absolutely royal view of the valley. The food in focus is Greek food with extra attention on certain regional dishes. The menu features mostly vegetable and meat dishes. Huge Parking!
Kalanaki Arachova 32004,
Tel: +30 2267 029227
This friendly, atmospheric eatery has tasteful rustic decoration, from where you can enjoy a view of the street below over daily mayirefta (ready-cooked) specials such as ‘lamb in the pan’. Go also for local egg noodles prepared in a clay piece of stoneware which are delicious.
Arachova 320 04,
The place is behind the main village church St George. Inside you have a small dining room nicely decorated in red table cloth with the requisite fireplace for the winter time. A tricolor salad called ‘melomeni' is a must, Sausages are excellent with proper fries, as also the veggie soup. Finally, try the ‘rooster in wine sauce’.
Arachova 320 04,
Tel: +30-2267 032735
At Paramount in Livadi area just 12 km from Arachova village, with its characteristic fireplace in the center, you will experience cozy and humorous moments. It is open from early and serves a rich, hearty breakfast (with omelets, croissants, homemade cakes, freshly squeezed juices) along with hot coffee, while at lunchtime and in the evening it also serves as a restaurant.
Tel: +30 2267 032400
Where to stay
New dreamy apart suites with fireplace and breathtaking views to Pleistos Valley, Corinthian sea and to Delphi archeological area! By nightfall one can hear the sound of the wind blowing through the surrounding mountains of the village as the thin beams of the moon in the brightness of the stars caress the endless sky.
Gorgeous country-style accommodation at walking distance from Arachova’s centre (just 300 meters) . Fantastic suites offering a tasteful blend of country style design, aesthetics and comfort. It is a small place: a beautiful stone with some suites on it which are set amidst almond trees and greenery. The accommodation is done in a contemporary country style, an inspiring match of tradition and creativity, crispness and cosiness, and aesthetics and functionality. Earthy colours, natural fabrics, charming details, comfy beds, light and space – all with fireplace. Free onsite Parking
For more information visit www.almondhouse.gr
Almond House Arachova
Pleistou Potamou, Arachova 32004,
Tel. +30-6932457666, +30-2267031927
Alpen house is a four star hotel built at an altitude of 1060m and just 1km away from the cosmopolitan Arachova. All of our spaces are meticulously decorated and equipped with up-to-date amenities offering a stunning view to the Delphic landscape.
Luxury and style make Alpen House Hotel an unforgettable destination. Just a couple of steps to the interior spaces are enough to excite you. A breakfast buffet is served daily in the breakfast room and there is also 24-hour room service.
Alpen House Hotel & Suites provides stylish accommodation with traditional, wooden ceilings, dark wood furnishings and big windows. Each well-stocked room has satellite TV, bathroom amenities, and hairdryer. Rooms are equipped with iron and ironing board.
Guests at the Alpen are 24 km from the Parnassos Ski Centre, and 10 km from Delphi archaeological site. It is 160 km from the Athens International Airport. Free private parking is possible on site.
For more information visit www.alpenhouse.gr
Provincial Road Arachova - Eptalophos
Tel. +30-22670 31068 , +30-22670 31970
The hotel is located on your right just barely entering the village.The central location helps the hotel guests to enjoy the activities that they are available in the village and the surrounding areas, including the skiing center of Parnassos and Delphi.
It offers free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, a TV/lounge area and a breakfast room.
The hotel has 42 twin or queen bedded rooms with balconies. Each has a TV and telephone. Rooms are cleaned daily, while breakfast is also included.
A games room is available as well as a conference room.
For more information visit www.arahova-inn.gr
Boutique Hotel SKAMNOS (in Livadi area )
Situated at the heart of Parnassos, at an altitude of 1200 meters, and 12 km from the picturesque Arachova, this charming 4 star hotel with its 22 rooms, offers excellent leisure facilities combined with outstanding mountain views.
Part ski hotel, part mountain lodge, this cozy retreat offers some of the best views plus such luxurious perks as a heated indoor pool with breathtaking views to Mount Parnassos, outdoor Jacuzzi, and a spa (sauna , steam-bath). The family-run hotel has been around since the mid-1980s, but many of its nooks are renovated and fresh.
The guest rooms feature wood ceilings, darkly hued furniture, and fabrics ranging in tone from peach to rust. Alluring accents include antique mirrors and fireplaces. For breakfast, the owners whip up delicious omelets—and wait until you try the homemade bread! For an extra fee, treat your muscles to a massage at the in-house spa. Alternatively guests can just relax at the bar and take in the wonderful scenery.
Guests enjoy free WiFi and free parking. Parnassos Ski Centre is very close by, while the archaeological site Delphi is 23 km away, and Eptalofos Ski Centre is 10 km away.
For small companies which would like to organize meetings there is also place!
For more information visit www.skamnos.com
Boutique Hotel SKAMNOS
Skamnos Arachova 32004,
Tel. +30-6932457666, +30-2267031927
SIFNOS: ELEGANCE & GASTRONOMY IN CYCLADES
Sifnos Island finds itself in the Cyclades island group, in the Aegean sea.
As it is the home of the father of Greek Gastronomy Nikos Tselementes, Sifnos has a deep food culture with excellent products and magnificent local dishes.
A typical island of the Cyclades on the same blue & white colour motive, but yet not so typical in its atmosphere and essence. This is an elegant island with a high standard range of restaurants, hotels & bars that will definitely please the most demanding of visitors.
Gastronomy & products
Gastronomy is synonymous to Sifnos Island
The Sifnian cuisine is rather famous for its simplicity and character using local products that grow within the island.
Let us not forget that the most famous Greek Chef of Greece, Nikos Tselementes, was Sifnian by origin. He brought a fresh air in the dated Greek cooking techniques of the 20th century and gave a European dimension to the food scene of that era.
Today, the island has several local products that you can taste or purchase just before holiday is over. Thyme honey has a rich & aromatic taste, capers grow in every corner of the island, and Sifnian cheek peas make the most delicious & simple local dish: “Revithada”. Herbs such as oregano, sage and marjoram smell everywhere and are used in many Sifnian recipes.
If you are a cheese lover then you definitely have to taste the variety of local cheeses. Here, feta is no longer the protagonist and manoura & xinomizithra take its place rightfully. In the beginning of summer you can taste fresh manoura, well as the summer evolves you will find xinomizithra and spicy manoura easier. A fresh salad with xinomizithra on top makes a great quick local lunch.
Apart from “revithada” that is slowly cooked in wood fired oven for hours, there are more delicious dishes such as “mastelo” kid or lamb slow cooked with red wine and dill in a traditional ceramic pot. Caper salad, another famous recipe for those who prefer extra salty and intense flavors cooked with a lot of onions in the oven.
“Revithokeftedes”, small fried cheek pea balls come as a starter in order to begin your gastronomical trip in Sifnos island.
However, every lunch or dinner needs something sweet in order to end well and Sifnos has a strong tradition in the art of pastry. Lukumi is a kind of Turkish delight found in most islands of the Cyclades and in many places in Greece in general. “Amigdaloto” the Greek marzipan has three different versions in Sifnos and is always baked in the oven. There are a few old fashioned pastry shops that have mastered the art of marzipan throughout the years and really worth visiting them in order to taste those bites of heaven.
The island has to offer many gastronomical experiences; traditional or not, sweet or savory, simple or sophisticated will finally meet your expectations.
Where to go
Apollonia is situated in the heart of the island and is the capital of Sifnos. It is ideal for strolls around its narrow pedestrian streets and it is rather lively during the night. Many bars, cafes, clubs and restaurants are found in “steno”, the main street of Apollonia.
You will admire the beautiful traditional local architecture and you shall get charmed by the amazing churches with frescos & artistic icon screens.
At the north of Apollonia, just a few minutes away, you will meet an astonishing village. Family oriented since it is less noisy and more spacious – it makes the perfect place for an afternoon walk. The gorgeous mansions, the small traditional pastry shops, the few restaurants and cafes will invite you in for a more relaxed time.
Every year in the beginning of September, the Festival of Cycladic Gastronomy “Nicolaos Tselementes” takes place in the central square of Artemonas. Traditional dances and local recipes are only a few of the things that you can enjoy if you happen to be there.
Situated on a rock right under Apollonia, Kastro is one of the most charming villages of the island. The village has been inhabited from the pre historic era and till today it maintains its medieval character with narrow roads, very little communal areas, small wooden balconies and picturesque architecture.
When you will set your eyes on the sacred rock of Chrissopigi you will understand what makes Sifnos such a great island. The monastery of Chrissopigi is situated right on the very end of the cape since 1650 and is the protector of Sifnos island according to locals. From both sides of the rock you can swim to the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea and taste local dishes on the restaurants across the beach.
This is where time stops and you feel that you have travelled through time to find yourself in another decade, in a fishermen picturesque village. Cheronissos is protected in a small golf and has two restaurants where you can try fresh fish caught by the fishermen of the village.
What to do
To fulfill your gastronomical experience, visit Narlis Farm at Kato Petali, just a stone throw away from Apollonia, the capital of Sifnos. Narlis Farm is a 100% traditional farm of Sifnos where you can taste vegetables, herbs and fruits of aged varieties that have survived throughout the years. At Narlis Farm apart from tasting local products & goods you can also participate in private cooking lessons that end up in great feasts accompanied by local organic wine.
Kato Petali, Sifnos
Tel. +30 6979778283
Definitely visit one of the many ceramic workshops. Sifnos has a great history in the art of ceramics. The climate, the sea, the sun & the element of clay within the Sifnian ground had made it easier for such an art to evolve in this very island.
Cooking pots, jars, jugs, dishes are only a few of the creations that one can meet in ceramic workshop. Try baking with the casserole ceramic pot and make the most delicious dinner.
On the beach of Platis Gialos you will meet Frazeskos Lemonis, a ceramic artist that tries to preserve the old art of Sifnian pottery & the family business.
Frazeskos Lemonis, Platis Gialos, Sifnos.
Tel. + 30 22840 – 71203
Where to eat
At Platis Gialos you will not only enjoy the fantastic beach but you will also have the most refined dining experience during your holiday. A fish & wine bar right on the beach where you can try fresh raw fish with fresh local materials and cooking techniques coming all the way from South America where Chef George Samoilis lives half of the year. «Omega 3» is absolutely the “must” eat of Sifnos.
Platis Gialos, Sifnos.
Tel. +30 2284 072014
For a local food experience, try the café of Drakakis with bites & tapas from Sifnos & Cyclades in general. It is right in the center of Apollonia and you can start in the afternoon with a Greek coffee and finish up with delicious meatballs, eggplant with feta cheese, local cheese selection and a lot of “tsipouro”.
Tel. +30 22840 31233
To eat something different than local cuisine try Mamma Mia Italian restaurant either in Apollonia or in Platis Gialos. The restaurant goes back to 1988 when it first opened its doors. Today Filippo & his son will prepare authentic Italian dishes with style just for you.
Tel. +30 22840 33086
Platis Gialos, Sifnos
Tel. +30 22840 71219
Theodorou Pastry Shop
The Pastry Shop of Theodorou family goes back to 1933. Traditional local sweets made with extra love & care in the most retro pastry shop of the island. Try “Pasteli” a kind of sesame bar which is made with aromatic local honey and don’t miss Chalvadopita the most almondie bite you had ever had.
Theodorou Pastry Shop
Tel. +30 22840 31370
During the afternoon, a stop at “Kitrino Podilato” (yellow bicycle) is ideal to enjoy your coffee along with a delicious cake or sweet made by the hands of George Psaraftis, a Sifnian Pastry Chef influenced by Sifnos & France.
Tel. +30 22840 31244
Spotted by locals “Athens food & culture guide”
Athens is the capital of democracy, culture, gastronomy and hospitality; An atmospheric city that finds itself between ancient monuments and industrial buildings, amazing retro mansions and grey blocks of flats, small street food corners and high end restaurants.
Foodie or not, Athens will offer you a fascinating experience.
Take a walk on the food side
If you are a meat lover then you definitely need to visit “To kreas” (Meat). Based in a retro neighborhood of Athens, Petralona, just under the shadow of Acropolis rock, in an amazing 30’s house, “To Kreas” is a real meat-loving restaurant.
The roof is ideal for outdoor lunch or dinner with pastel colours & modern atmosphere that will surely fascinate you.
The freshly baked bread, the cheesy bites with tomato marmalade, the juicy picanha served with roasted sweet potatoes & mushrooms, the tender brisket or the half roast chicken served with greens & lemon juice are only a few of the tasty choices given to you. The menu changes frequently due to seasonality but always maintains the quality of the meat in a high standard.
Before you go, indulge yourself with a piece of chocolate cheese cake that will melt in your mouth.
96 Dimofontos street, Petralona
Tel. +30 2103247028
For a fine dining experience book a table at Aleria restaurant. Multi talented Chef Gikas Xenakis has created a creative menu based on Greek products. An awarded restaurant where you will have the opportunity to taste Modern Greek cuisine at its best. Situated in the center of Athens, in a very elegant & aristocratic mansion, Aleria is a cozy and welcoming restaurant making you feel at home.
The recipes take Greek cuisine a step further, slow cooked lamb with cream made of giant beans, piglet with fennel mash, roast peaches, olives & fennel sauce and old school Greek “pastitsio” goes on a different level when is made of beef tail, shitake mushrooms & rich cream.
The wine list is rather updated with a selection from the Greek vineyards and a satisfying number from abroad.
57 Meg. Alexandrou street, Keramikos
Tel. +30 2105222633
When you come to Greece, the first thing that pops into your mind is the deep blue sea, the sandy beaches and the sun. This is exactly the setting of Garbi restaurant in the area of Kavouri, in the southern suburbs of Athens.
A fish restaurant that started working way back in 1924, and continuously adopts new ideas and cooking techniques bringing it always in the front line. Amazing view in a very modern environment with excellent food and service. Fish comes in everyday fresh from the fishermen boats as well as octopus and seafood. Try the extra tasty fish soup, the sea bass ceviche, Symi’s prawns and don’t miss the variety of grilled fresh fish with olive oil & lemon dressing.
The hostess, Aggeliki Garbi, is a rather hospitable and inviting woman that will welcome you as if you are family. Garbi’s restaurant will end up being your favorite fish spot.
21 iliou street, Kavouri, Vouliagmeni
Street food has been a massive food trend for the past few years. For Greeks the favorite old time classic street food cannot be other than souvlaki. It doesn’t have to do anything with trends, is just a big part of the local food culture. “Kostas” is one of the best souvlaki places in Athens. It has a history that goes back to the 50’s when Grandfather Kostas started making delicious souvlaki in the heart of Plaka. Today his grandson Kostas has kept the same recipe and quality that made granddad’s souvlaki that special. The secret ingredients till today were always yoghurt and parsley.
5 Pentelis street, Syntagma
Tel. +30 210 3228502
Just wanna have fun
Galaxy bar (Hilton)
For a romantic evening visit one of the most elegant bars in the city “Galaxy bar”.
It is located on the 13th floor of the Hilton hotel, in the center of Athens.
The views of Acropolis, Mount Lycabettus and of the glowing busy city will most certainly cast a spell on you. The premium cocktail menu is promising & delicious with excellent choices such as Orange & Lychee Caipiroska and Bronx Terrace.
Lounge, soul and mainstream music will keep you company whilst enjoying your drink.
For those who want to enjoy a fine meal just before the beginning of the night there is the Galaxy restaurant. Book a table in order to enjoy creations of the Mediterranean cuisine or Asian style bites that will accompany your cocktail.
Galaxy Bar & Restaurant
Tel.+30 210 7281402
Baba Au Rum
If you want to enjoy Athens’ finest cocktails then you should definitely visit awarded “Baba Au Rum” that has rightfully won a place amongst the world’s best bars.
Potions made of organic local herbs, spices and selected spirits from all over the world will offer you a sophisticated experience of fine drinking.
Baba Au Rum has researched the history of cocktails in order to share it with the people and bring it up to date by constantly evolving techniques & combinations.
It is situated in the heart of Athens, near Syntagma, in one of the most hip areas of the city.
Make a choice from the Avant Garde list of cocktails and let flavor overwhelm you.
Baba Au Rum
6 Klitiou Street, Athens
Athens is synonymous to culture; each stone, each corner and each street have a story to tell.
The places to visit are innumerous: Acropolis, The Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Agora, Poseidon Temple, The National Archeological Museum of Athens, The National Gardens, The Roman Agora, Kerameikos and Lycabettus hill are only a few sites that will surely make you travel through time and look history in the eye.
Here are three options you should definitely take in account when visiting the capital of Greece:
The Acropolis Museum
Located across the sacred rock of acropolis, in the most picturesque & historic area of Greece, the New Acropolis Museum is an architectural treasure and is completely balanced between the ancient & the modern. The Museum has a total area of 25,000 square meters with exhibition space of over 14,000 square meters. It is ten times bigger than the old Museum of Acropolis. The Museum is divided into three different levels. The first one has a glass floor where you can see the ancient urban settlement below; it also houses finds from the settlement & sanctuaries on the slopes of Acropolis. The second floor displays all the archaic finds and all artefacts from the Erectheion, the Temple of Athena Nike & the Propylaea.
The third level is the Parthenon hall which displays the Parthenon sculptures. All exhibits can be seen in natural light during the day time and visitors can also see the Parthenon from the glass gallery.
On the second floor there is an amazing café & restaurant where you can try real Greek dishes and the best pastry & savory Greek treats.
To full fill the experience visit the sacred rock of Acropolis, the Herodion ancient theatre, walk around the pedestrian street of Dionysiou Areopagitou and stop to see the old neighborhood of Athens, Plaka.
For more information visit www.theacropolismuseum.gr
Stavros Niarhos Foundation Cultural Centre
The Cultural Centre of Stavros Niarhos Foundation has opened its doors to the public in 2016. It is an astonishing complex in the bay of Phaliron, in Athens, with 210,000 square meters of green. The Center is an architectural gem designed by architect Renzo Piano. The artificial channel designed in the park adds to the peaceful image of the Center. Outdoor yoga & pilates lessons are frequently organized for free.
The Cultural center hosts many music & art festivals and has numerous monthly events from pottery classes to yachting lessons.
The Cultural Center is the new home of the National Opera – a multi use venue that can host opera, ballet, theatre, and concert productions. The new Opera house is a real architectural jewel that will enhance the Greek National Opera to its core.
Whether you want to participate to a particular event or enjoy a music festival, do not undermine the Sunday morning stroll in the most charming park of the city.
For more information visit www.snfcc.org
The Temple of Poseidon
70 km away from the center of Athens, in the southern suburbs of the capital, you will find one of the most charming monuments of the country“The Temple of Poseidon”.
It is situated at Cape Sounion, on a breathtaking location overlooking the Greek Deep Blue Sea from above.
The temple was built exactly the same period as the Parthenon and it is made of local marble. If you decide taking a day trip to the site, combine it with a swim at the nearby beach and visit the monument later on, in order to enjoy the most amazing sunset.