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Athens Is An Open Museum

Athens is an open Museum...Visit best of Athens historical and modern sites, with a vehicle or on a walking tour, explore the city from all angles. Greece Taxi & Minivan Sevice

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The Unification of Archaeological Sites - probably one of the most ambitious plans of urban transformation ever conceived - is now well under way in Athens, the densely populated historic capital of Greece. The plan has been set up to undertake the creation of a large open museum, a project of crucial importance for the capital is aesthetic appearance and cultural role, a project which shall unify the rich heritage of the past and the city's everyday life. The restoration of Plaka, and then Thission, Psyrri and the other old neighborhoods in the center of Athens started in the early 1990s. A vast network of pedestrian streets, together with financial incentives given to the owners of properties to renovate their homes completely changed the face of these areas. They have now become favorite spots for a quiet stroll during the day or at night. Athenians and tourists alike gather at the multitude of  tiny restaurants in Psyrri, or climb up to the northern side of the Acropolis, walk through the picturesque streets of Plaka, lined with beautifully restored private homes. The so-called historic triangle of Athens, the old commercial part of the city, has also improved dramatically. Ermou, the principal commercial street, as well as many other narrower side streets have been freed from traffic and turned over to pedestrians, giving new life to this lovely part of downtown Athens, which for years had declined progressively

Athens is a place of great cultural interest, as well as a vivid and modern city. The harmonious and perfectly balanced combination between the old and the new age make this city unique. Both sides of Athens are extremely appealing to tourists. There are many interesting museums to visit and various cultural activities to attend , that cater for all tastes. The best way touring Athens is to use a local driver/guide. Every Sunday  there is a parade with " Evzones" in front of the Parliament and a band playing the National Anthem at 10:45 a.m. Athens Walking tour

Greece Athens Taxi will take you in the heard of the city but also on the surrounded hills... We visit and view Athens from different angles...

The Ancient Agora of Classical Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis and bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus and on the west by the hill known as the Agoraios Kolonos, also called Market Hill

The Temple of Olympian Zeus (Greek: Naos tou Olympiou Dios), also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a monument of Greece and a former colossal temple at the center of the Greek capital Athens. It was dedicated to Olympian Zeus, a name originating from his position as head of the Olympian gods

Why Greece taxi: Because, we visit Athens as travelers, we get as excited as you, we love touring & photography...We love what we do...:) Although we have greatly enjoyed traveling around Greece, checking out places, taking photos and writing our text, as we are sure you can appreciate, it was at great expense and also time consuming. We continue to develop the site updating and adding new information constantly. Therefore we kindly ask any interested party who wishes to copy any part of the site - text or photos - to contact us and make a proposal before doing so. Thank you for your co-operation.

The Acropolis of Athens was both a fortress and a sanctuary mainly for the worship of the goddess protecting the city, goddess Athena, after whom the city was named. Light is the word that comes to mind when one looks up at the holy rock of the Acropolis.

Athens Model from Hellenistic Times

Daily: Visit Athens (on a Half day /4 hours or  full day up to 8 hours). Please read our Touring/Info*

Athens Sites & Museums: Summer: daily, 8.00 to 20.00 pm. Winter: 8.00 to 17.00 Last entry 30 min before closing.

Entrance fee to Acropolis 20 Euro. Optional Ticket 30 Euro for 4 more sites.

Closed on Holidays: January 1st. , March 25th, May 1st, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. On Good Friday, the sites are open 12.00 - 17.00.

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Highlights of Athens / Athena

  • Acropolis Hill

  • New Acropolis Museum (Monday Closed)

  • Temple of Zeus

  • Olympic Stadium

  • Changing of the Guards

  • Lycabettus Hill

  • Athens University/ National Library

  • Ancient Agora

  • Modern City - Agora

  • Plaka, The Old City - Agora