Athens Convention Bureau
Eleni marneri galerie is the first gallery of contemporary jewellery in Greece. It presents and promotes the work of different artists in contemporary jewellery by organizing exhibitions. In this gallery you will find unique jewellery that bridge art and daily life, and speak for a larger aesthetic of beauty in the daily. El.marneri galerie occasionally hosts various exhibitions - art objects, sculptures, paintings, video-art and other installations - that reflect the "beautiful" and the freedom only inspired art conveys.
Working hours :
Tue. Thu. Fri. 10:00-20:00Wed. Sat. 10:00-18:00Sunday & Monday closed
Stamatios Kleanthis and Eduard Schaubert, the architects who devised the new city plan for Athens, purchased this building believed to have been built during the Ottoman period. It later functioned the first University of Athens (1837-1841). Today it houses rare editions of books, scientific decrees, newspapers, and other documents relating to university life and courses that were taught at the time as well as scientific instruments related to physics, chemistry, medicine and pharmacology.
The admission to the Museum is free and participation in guided tours and educational programmes is for free. Οpening Hours: Monday - Friday 09.30 - 14.30.
The Museum is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, except the first and the last Sunday of each month when the Museum is open to the public from 11.00 until 16.00.
The Museum of Greek Children's Art ( M.G.C.A.) exhibits drawings and three dimensional artwork by children 4 to 14 years old. It focuses in the field of children's artistic creativity and is one of the few world-wide on the subject. Created in 1994, it aims from the start to study and present children's art, to develop children's aesthetic education, to exchange exhibitions and collaborate with relevant institutions in Greece and abroad.The Museum's collections are enriched annually and presently include some 6.000 items. Drawing from its collections the M.G.C.A. renews its exhibits every other year, hosting each time a different theme. Interactive activity corners have been specially designed in order to offer visitors of all ages a creative (bilingual) experience in the exhibitions areas.The Museum's gift shop offers books, postcards, posters, art games and a variety of gifts featuring children's art from its collections.A number of exhibitions have been organized by the Museum, promoting children's art. Among the most important in Greece, those held at the Museum of Cycladic Art and the Ethnological Museum, the Athens University, the Hellenic American Union in Athens, the Athens Concert Hall, the Basilica of St. Mark in Crete and abroad at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the Hamada Museum of Children's Art in Japan..
Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00
Sunday from 11:00 to 14:00
Closed on Mondays
A private collection donated to the Greek state. Housed in a neoclassical building -- at the base of the Acropolis and above the Ancient Agora -- the museum houses works of art from the prehistoric age until the Byzantine Empire.
Everyday from 08:30 to 15:00
Closed on Mondays
A collection of over 4,000 jewels and small ornaments dedicated to the history and art of jewelery making by one of Greece's most renowned jewelery designers, Ilias Lalounis.
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 09:00 to 16:00
Wednesday from 09:00 to 21:00
Sunday from 11:00 to 16:00
Closed on Tuesdays
While all of Athens’ new metro stations are graced with classical and contemporary works of art, the Acropolis station is a special gem. The archaeological exhibit here is a clear indication of the modern, yet classical depth of the Athens of today. The ultra-modern station boasts vitrines of fine replicas of sculptures from the Parthenon and actual findings found during the amazing underground construction of the station.
Everyday from 06:00 to 24:00
The Atelier Spyros Vassiliou aspires to recompose the artistic progression of one of the most acclaimed, reputed and prolific exponents of contemporary Greek art. To this end, the museum disposes of a representative range of Spyros Vassiliou’s works, but is principally concerned with systematizing his exceptionally copious archives. These comprise manuscripts in the painter’s hand; his correspondence, contracts, documents relative to purchases of his works; the preparation and hanging of exhibitions (with their respective catalogues); a comprehensively updated Press archive, as well as maquettes and preliminary sketches for his work.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10.00-16.00
Parthenon is the hotel where you will redefine the meaning of the words reception, hospitality and unforgettable accommodation. The excellent staff will make you feel at home from the moment you enter the hotel and every single day of your stay.
Acropolis restaurant is not just a restaurant, it is an experience! Surrounded by big sun lounges from where you can enjoy the colourful feast of the flowers on the outside. Indoors relax around the pal colours and get prepared to taste the magic of the traditional Greek cuisine!
The hotel's bar can only impress you. An extraordinary combination of classic and retro decoration, ideal for having a coffee, a drink or even a snack. Comfortable chairs intensely coloured and bar stools with fur seats compose the perfect environment for any time of the day.
In the heart of old Athens where the Greek civilizations' symbols stand, the Parthenon Hotel with its 79 renovated rooms in early 2010, offers every comfort for a calm and pleasant stay in a historical region.
The recent renovation was done by taking in consideration the expectations and needs of the contemporary traveller.
The family owned Philippos Hotel is the most ideally located in the heart of the old city district, only a two minutes walk from the Acropolis, the Plaka, the Herodus Atticus ancient theater and the new museum of the Acropolis.
The Metro Station Acropolis is a few steps away from the hotel as well as the tramway station, only one stop away from the main shopping and business areas.
The Coffee Shop is a luminous space adjoining with the reception area and sitting lounge, creating a unified elegant space.
This is the ideal place to settle back after a stimulating day exploring the sights, to relax and socialize with a cup of coffee and drinks.
Philippos Hotel is conveniently located at the city center, next to the New Acropolis Museum, right at the foot of the entrance to the Acropolis, below the Herodion theater and the "Plaka", the old quarters of the city with its old style charm and affordable shopping & dining. The area around the hotel is one of the most peaceful and quiet spots in the city and yet it is situated just a 15 minute walk from the central square of Syntagma and the Parliament building. Fifty rooms and suites are fine, luminous, in a modern style, softened by elegant fabrics and ambient lighting.A few of our rooms are what we call "family rooms" and are quite spacious, so they can fit a whole family, with ease. They have a living room and most of them have large balconies with a exquisite view to the Acropolis.
The Herodion Hotel is a superior, 4 star hotel with an elegant contemporary look, contrasting to the ancient and historic environment. The spectacular view of the Acropolis and the hearty hospitality has built the character and reputation of the hotel. It is designed to meet the needs of the most discerning business and leisure travellers.
Dining at the Herodion restaurant is like being a privileged guest in a private tasteful space, where peacefulness and homemade quality will meet your highest expectations. The hotel's dedication to highly personalized service continues in the contemporary style Restaurant, which specializes in Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.
This personal treatment is most obvious during the hearty American Buffet-style Breakfast, where a wholesome display of fresh products, sets you up for exploring the delights of the city.
The service at the Herodion Hotel is reassuringly attentive and the 90 guest rooms are tastefully attractive, some with a spectacular view to the Acropolis and well equipped with modern facilities. By focusing on the consistent delivery of the highest possible service standards and by offering an environment of discreet luxury and comfort, the Herodion promises to make even the shortest stay a unique and memorable experience.