Many of Athens’s most popular attractions are located near to Khaidharion, making it a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Two of the most interesting places to explore are the fascinating Monastery of Daphni and the fantastic Piraeus Flea Market. Two more worthwhile attractions that are located within a short distance of Khaidharion are the Port of Piraeus and Mikrolimano.
From here, it's just 5 miles (8 kilometers) to one of the country’s most photographed visitor attractions, Acropolis.
You’ll find some interesting cultural highlights in and around Khaidharion. Take the time to see the many inspiring galleries and collections such as the New Acropolis Museum, the National Archaeological Museum of Athens and the National Historical Museum. Popular galleries, include the Greek Folk Art Museum. For a great night out, reserve seats at the National Theatre of Greece and the Odeon of Herod Atticus, one of the area’s most popular performing arts venues.
Get active out-of-doors at the many picturesque places nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Enjoy some of the pleasant parklands such as the Athens National Garden and the Pedion Areos Park.
Some of Athens' best attractions are within driving distance of Khaidharion, such as Syntagma Square, Pnyx and the Stoa of Attalos. Admire some of the holy places such as the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Enjoy the atmosphere and gain an appreciation of the role of religion in the area. For a tour of the nearby historic attractions, visit the Old Acropolis Museum.
To stock up on supplies and buy some souvenirs, browse the Monastiraki Flea Market, the Athens Central Market and the Athens Heart Mall.
If you're a fan of soccer, don’t miss the opportunity to see local legends, the A.E.K Athens, doing battle at Athens Olympic Stadium. On game days follow the procession of yellow and black, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join fans at a nearby pub, bar or cafe and relive the games finest moments over a few cold beers.
Finding somewhere handy to rest your head around the Khaidharion area is simple. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep it’s hard to go past the Athens Gate Hotel, the Electra Palace Hotel Athens, and the popular O&B Athens Boutique Hotel.