The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and containing the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.
Find out more about Parthenon here: http://www.parthenonfrieze.gr/
Distance from ICALT 2014 Venue: 2 km.
The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on its feet, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece
Find out more about Acropolis Museum here: http://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en
Distance from ICALT 2014 Venue: 1.8 km.
Plaka is the old historical neighborhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis, and incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. Plaka is built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens. It is known as the "Neighborhood of the Gods" due to its proximity to the Acropolis and its many archaeological sites
Find out more about Plaka here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaka
Distance from ICALT 2014 Venue: 2.3 km.
In 1869, the Greek Parliament allocated 80,000 square metres (860,000 sq ft) of public land between the Palace Gardens and the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus, and also passed a law on 30 November 1869, "for the building works of the Olympic Games", as the Zappeion was the first building to be erected specifically for the revival of the Olympic Games in the modern world.
Find out more about Zappeion here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zappeion
Find out more about National Garden here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Garden_of_Athens
Distance from ICALT 2014 Venue: 2.4 km.
Roman Agora of Athens
It was built between 19 and 11 B.C. with a donation of Julius Caesar and Augustus. During the reign of Hadrian the court was paved with slabs. After the invasion of the Herulae in A.D. 267 the city of Athens was restricted to the area within the Late Roman fortification wall, and the administrative and commercial centre of the city was transferred from the Ancient Agora to the Roman Agora and the Library of Hadrian.
Find out more about the Roman Agora of Athens here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Agora_of_Athens
Distance from ICALT 2014 Venue: 2.6 km.
Suggested City Tours
- City Sightseeing Athens & Piraeus
The Athens - City Sightseeing Tour operates daily between 09.00 until 18.30 (Nov-Mar) or until 21.00 (April-Oct). Each tour takes approximately 90 minutes and has a commentary in eleven languages that traces the history and culture of Athens. You can Hop On Hop Off from any one of the 27 stops as many times as you wish. The buses run every 30 minutes.
For more information and updated prices, visit: http://www.citysightseeing.gr/
- Athens Open Tour
Athens Open Tour gives you the opportunity to see the city from above combining pleasure and education. Get in touch with our civilization, history and architecture and learn all about the old and modern city of Athens and Piraeus in your own language with the commentary on board, available in 12 languages.
For more information, visit: http://www.athens-citytour.com/