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    The City of Athens official visitors Guide

    NOT FOR SALE

    EMBASSIES IN ATHENS ALBANIA: 7, Vekiareli Street, 15237 Filothei, Athens, Tel: +30 210 6876200 Fax:+30 210 6876223BULGARIA: 33 A, Stratigou Kallari Str, 15452 Paleo Psychico, Athens, Tel: +30 210 6748105-8, Fax:+30 2106748130CHINA: 10, Dimokratias Street, 15452 Paleo Psychico, Tel: +30 2106783840, Fax:+30 210 6723819CYPRUS:2A, Xenofontos Street, 10557, Athens,Tel: +30 210 3734800, +30 210 3734870 , Fax:+30 210 7231927EGYPT: 3, Vasilisis So as Avenue, 10671 Athens, Tel: +30 210 3618612, Fax:+30 210 3603538FRANCE: 7 Vasilissis So as Avenue, 10671 Athens, Tel: +30 210 3391000, Fax:+30 2103391009GEORGIA: 24, Agiou Dimitriou Street, 15452 Paleo Psychico, Tel: +30 210 7489180 GERMANY: 3, Karaoli Dimitriou Street, 10675 Athens, Tel: +30 2107285111, Fax:+30 210 72585335INDIA: 3, Kleanthous Street, 10674 Athens, Tel: +30 210 7216227, Fax:+30 210 7211252ISRAEL: 1 Marathonodromon Street, 15452 Psychico, Tel: +30 210 6705500, 6773784, Fax:+30 210 6749510ITALY:2 Sekeri Street, 10674 Athens, Tel: +30 2103617260, Fax:+30 2103617330JAPAN: 46, Ethnikis Antistasseos Street, 15231 Halandri, Tel: +30 210 6709900, Fax:+30 210 6709980KOREA: 124, Ki ssias Avenue, 11526 Athens, Tel: +30 210 6984080, Fax: +30 210 6984083NETHERLANDS: 5-7 Vasileos. Konstantinou Avenue, 10674 Athens, Tel: +30 210 7254900, Fax:+30 210 7254907PAKISTAN: 6, Loukianou Street, 10675 Athens, Tel: +30 210 7290214, Fax: +30 210 7290214RUSSIA: 28, Nikiforou Litra Street, 15452 Paleo Psychico, Tel: +30 210 6725235, Fax:+30 210 6749708SPAIN: 21, Dionisiou Areopagitou Street, 11742, Athens, Tel: +30 210 9213123, Fax: +30 210 9213238SWITZERLAND: 2, Iassiou Street, 115 21 Athens, Tel: + 30 210 723 03 64, Fax: +30 210 724 92 09TURKEY: 8 Vasileos Georgiou Street, 10674 Athens, Tel: +30 210 7263000, Fax:+30 210 7229597UKRAINE: 2-4 Stephanou Delta Street, 15237 Filothei, Tel: + 30 210 6800230, Fax: +30 210 6854154

    UNITED KINGDOM: 1 Ploutarhou Street, 10675 Athens, Tel: +30 7272600, Fax:+30 210 7272723UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: 91 Vasilissis So as Avenue, 10160 Athens, Tel: +30 2107212951-9, Fax:+30 2106456282

    General Tourist Info Attica Hotel Association 210 3235485; www.all-athens-hotels.comGreek National Tourism Organisation210 3310392, 210 3310716, 210 3310347 (fax); www.visitgreece.grHellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) 210 9223522; www.hatta.grOlympic Air 2103550500, 8018010101 (within Greece); www.olympicair.comAegean Airlines 801 112 0000, 210 6261000 www.aegeanair.comCyprus Air 211 1018200, 211 1018240, www.cyprusair.com

    Emergency Numbers Police: 1033Emergency: 100Tourist Police: 171 (information available in En,Fr, Ge)Airport Police: 210 3536919Fire Emergency: 199Ambulance: 166Poison Control: 210 7793777Aids Help Line: 210 7222222Hospitals, pharmacies: 14944 SOS Doctors: 1016Road Side Assistance ELPA: 10400Tra c Police of Athens: 210 5284000

    Hospitals Alexandras, 80 Vasilissis So as Ave., 213 2162000Andreas Syngros, 5 I. Dragoumi, 210 6432220Athens Psychiatric Clinic, 360 Athinon str., Haidari, 213 2054999Evangelismos, 45-47 Ypsilandou str., 213 2041000Eye Hospital of Athens, Vissarionos & Sina, 210 3623191-2Ippokrateio, 114 Vasilissis So as str., 213 2088000KAT, 2 Nikis str., Ki ssia, 213 2086000Laiko, 17 Agiou Thoma str., Goudi, 213 2060800 Childrens Hospital Aglaia Kyriakou , Thivon & Levadias, Ambelokipi: 213 2009000

    We support cultureIn OPAP we sponsor the athletes of art and culture. We reform archaeological sites and monuments all over Greece. We support music, cinema, theatre and photography events.

    Greek Cup800 B.C.

    Archaeological Sites & LandmarksAcropolis [D2]Ancient Agora [C3]Dionysos Ancient Theatre [D2]Greek Parliament & Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,Syntagma Sq. [E3]Handrians Arch (Vasilissis Olgas Ave.) [E2]Herodus Atticus Theatre [C2]Kerameikos [A4-B4]Filopappou Hill/Hill of the Pnyx [A2-B2]Roman Agora (Pelopida str. & Eolou) [C3-D3]Temple of Olympian Zeus (Vasilissis Olgas Ave.) [E1-E2]

    Religious MonumentsVisit some of the many churches found in Athens, many of which date back to the 5th century, to appreciate their Byzantine architecture.Athens (Metropolis) Cathedral (Mitropoleos str.) [D3]Church of the Holly Power (Agia Dinami), (Mitropoleos str. & Pentelis) [E3]Church of the Tetraconch, Handrians Library Garden [D3]St. Demetrius Loubardiaris, Filopappou Hill [B2]St. Fotini Church, (Kallirois str.) [E1]St. Marina, Thissio [B3]Panagia Kapnikarea, (Ermou str.) [D4]

    Other Religious SitesThe Anglican Church, (Filellinon & Amalias) [E2]The Catholic Church of St. Dionysios, (Panepistimou and Omirou str.) [E4]Holocaust Memorial, (near the Beth Shalom Synagogue at 5, Melidoni str.) [B4]The Russian Church, (Filellinon & Amalias) [E2-E3]Tzidaraki Mosque, (Folk Art Museum), (1, Areos str.,

    Monastiraki Square) [C3-C4]

    Theatres, Concerts and CinemasDora Stratou Dance Theatre Traditional Greek dance performances (Filopappou Hill, tel: 210 3244395; www.grdance.org) [A1]Greek National Opera (Olympia Theatre, 59-61 Akadimias str., 210 3612461; www.nationalopera.gr) [E5]Herodus Atticus TheatreMain venue for performances held by the Athens Festival, including operas, music and dance. (Box O ce: 39, Panepistimiou str.; 210 9282900, 210 3272000; www.greekfestival.gr) [C2]

    Outdoor cinemasAn outdoor cinema is a must to experience when you visit during spring, summer or early fall. The movies, always the most current titles, are played in their native language with Greek subtitles.

    MuseumsThe New Acropolis Museum (15, Dionisiou Areopagitou str., 210 9000900; www.theacropolismuseum.gr) [D1]Ancient Agora Museum (24, Adrianou str., 210 3210185) [C3]Athens Municipal Galleries (two locations) (51, Pireos str., Gazi, 210 3243023) [B5-C5] & (Leonidou & Myllerou str., 210 3231841) [A5]Benaki Museum(s) Museum of Islamic Art (22, Agion Asomaton and 12 Dipylou str. Kerameikos, 210 3251311-2, www.benaki.gr) [B5]Canellopoulos Museum (12, Theorias str., 210 3212313; www.pakanellopoulosfoundation.org) [C3]City of Athens Museum (5-7, Paparigopoulou str., Klathmonos sq., 210 3246164) [E3]

    Frissiras Museum (3-7, Monis Asteriou str., 210 3234678, www.frissirasmuseum.com) [E2]Museum of Greek Childrens Art (9, Kodrou str., 210 3312621; www.childrensartmuseum.gr) [E3]Greek Folk Art Museum(s) Main Building, (17, Kydathinaion str., 210 3229031; www.melt.gr) [E2-E3]Tzizdaraki Mosque (Folk Art Museum), (1, Areos str., Monastiraki Sq., 210 3242066) [C3-C4]Bath House of the Winds (Folk Art Museum), Kyrrestou and Lysiou str., 210 3244340) [D3]Greek Musical Instruments Museum (1-3, Diogenous str., Aerides sq., 210 3254119) [D3]Herakleidon-Experience in Visual Arts (16, Irakleidon str., 210 3461981, www.herakleidon-art.gr) [B3]History University of Athens Museum (5, Tholou str., 210 3240861) [D3]Jewellery Museum Ilias Lalaounis (12, Kallisperi str. & 4A Karyatidon, 210 9221044, www.lalaounis-jewelrymuseum.gr) [C2-D2]Jewish Museum (39, Nikis str., 210 3225582, www.jewishmuseum.gr) [E3]Kerameikos Archaeological Museum (148, Ermou str., 210 3463552) [A4]Metro Station Museums at Syntagma, Panepistimiou and Acropolis stations [E3-E5-D1]Melina Mercouri Cultural Centre (66, Irakleidon str., 210 3452150) [A4]National Historical Museum (13, Stadiou str., Kolokotroni Sq., 210 3237617) [E4]Psaropoulos Centre-Museum for the Study of Contemporary Pottery (4,Melidoni str., 210 3318491, www.potterymuseum.gr) [B4]

    Athens landmarks best of arts & culture, sitesA quick guide to some of the citys must see

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    Metro Line 1(ISAP)Referred to as Metro Line 1, the Electric Railway Company, or ISAP, runs between Piraeus and Ki ssia and connects to Metro Lines 2,3, the tram and bus routes at hub stations.210 3248311, www.isap.gr

    Metro Lines 2 & 3Two lines (Metro Line 2 and 3) serve 34 stations; 210 5194012,www.ametro.gr

    Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE)Domestic and international departures from Athens with connections to major railways.Main station: Larissa station, serves northern Greece and international routes. Quick dial: 14511, 1110 www.ose.gr Proastiakos/Suburban Railway Quick dial: 14511, 1110 The high-speed suburban railway line connects the airport to the centre & serves the suburbs of Athens.

    BusesThermal Buses S.A (ETHEL): Core lines that connect the Athens and Piraeus city centre with the centres of surrounding municipalities.