For a real insiders view of Athens, step out and discover nearby neighborhoods like Acropolis, Plaka, and Monastiraki.
Acropolis, certainly one of the country’s most popular attractions is just 3 miles (5 kilometers) away.
To really get a feel for Athens, head to one of its fabulous cultural destinations. Browse the various museums and collections in Benaki Museum, the New Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Visit the Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, the Athens National Art Gallery and the Greek Folk Art Museum, to get your fix of art. Culture vultures can enjoy a night of great entertainment at venues such as the Athens Concert Hall, the National Theatre of Greece and the Odeon of Herod Atticus.
If the weather is good get into the great outdoors and appreciate the nearby green spaces. Join in a ball game, mingle with locals, or just listen to the birdsong at the Athens National Garden and the Pedion Areos Park.
Spots such as Syntagma Square, Pnyx and the Stoa of Attalos are great places to check out while you’re in the Zografos area,. Should you feel the need for a little spiritual renewal, spend a little time at the area’s most sacred sites, such as the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Greek Evangelical Church. Those with a passion for history will enjoy spending a few hours at the Old Acropolis Museum.
Browse the boutiques and treat yourself to a new outfit at popular nearby shopping hotspots such as the Monastiraki Flea Market and the Athens Central Market.
Athens Olympic Stadium is a great place to hang out with lovers of soccer, and to see local legends, the A.E.K Athens, in action. On game days follow the procession of yellow and black, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join local soccer lovers in the nearby pubs and relive the games finest moments over a few cold beers.
For a real taste of Zografos, consider booking your accommodation close by in one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. The Royal Olympic Hotel, the Athens Gate Hotel and the Electra Palace Hotel Athens are just three of the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.