NJV Athens Plaza: Athens attractions

Things to do and see in Athens

At the NJV Athens Plaza Hotel, we are excited to tell you about what you can see and do in the city of Athens. If you are looking for things to do in Athens, look no further. There are many places to visit and Athens is full of attractions to explore including museums, cultural centers, historic landmarks and archaeological sites.

Because of the NJV Athens Plaza prominent location in Syntagma Square in the city center of Athens, our guests have the advantage of being close to all of the action of the city. Visit the Sacred Rock of Athens, known as Acropolis; see the Kallimarmaron Stadium where the first Olympic Games were held, or stroll through famous museums like the Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum, both within walking distance from the hotel.

The NJV Athens Plaza has chosen some of our favorite places in the city, as well as the must-see ancient sites you can explore. They are all within walking distance from our hotel. Please feel free to browse through them below and make a list of what to do in Athens so you will be prepared when you book your stay with us.

Acropolis

Visit the Sacred Rock of Acropolis, one of the most photographed attractions in the world! This landmark attraction is visited by millions of people every year and it stands proudly in the center of Athens. See monumental masterpieces such as the Parthenon, Erechtheion, the Temple of Nike and the Propylaea. See ancient marbles sparkle under the clear blue sky of Attica and enjoy stunning views of the city.

Kallimarmaron Stadium

Step into a white marble stadium,  home to the first ever Olympic Games in 1896. The Kallimarmaron Stadium was built between 330 and 329 BC and was used as grounds for the Panathenaic Games where the Goddess Athena was honored.

Odeon of Herodes Attikus

Located on the southwest side of the Acropolis, Herodion is known for major cultural events and phenomenal acoustics. Considered as one of the most important theaters in Athens, the Herodion can accommodate 5,000 spectators and it is open from June until mid-September.

Ancient Agora

Located on the northwest side of the Acropolis lies Ancient Agora. It is home to various monuments such as Stoa Poikile, Temple of Hephaestus, Mitroo, Tholos, Stoa of Attalos, Vouleftirion and the Altar of the Twelve Gods.

Arch of Hadrian

Built in 131 AC, the Arch of Hadrian was built to honor the Roman Emperor Hadrian. This attraction is commonly known in Greek as "Hadrian's Gate" and is a monumental gateway that looks exactly like a Roman triumphal arch, which is often designed to divide a road.

Kerameikos

People come from all over to see the ancient burial grounds of prominent Athenians that passed on during the Classical period. It is a cemetery that holds great history and perhaps even some mystery within its 4-acre grounds. 

The Temple of Olympian Zeus

Located on the southeast side of the Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus is known as the largest ancient temple in Greece. The temple was created in the beginning of the 6th century and dedicated to Zeus once completed 700 years later.

Areopagus

Dating back to ancient Greece times, Areopagus is called the Rock of Ares. It is situated on the northwest side of Acropolis and used to be a Court of Appeal for criminal and civil cases during the ancient years. The term Areopagus refers to the judicial body that was created to form a more powerful court in modern Greece.

The Acropolis Museum

Being the most popular museum in Athens, the Acropolis Museum is visited by millions of tourists and locals every year.  See outstanding architecture, smooth sculptures, artistic masterpieces and breathtaking views of the city & the Ancient Rock of the Acropolis

Visit site!

National Archeological Museum

Being the largest archaeological attraction and museum in Greece, the National Archeological Museum is very popular among tourists and locals. Devoted to Greek art and founded at the end of the 19th century, it is one of the top museums in the world.

Visit site!

The Museum of Cycladic Art

With a special emphasis on Cycladic Art of the 3rd millennium BC, the Museum of Cycladic Art is devoted to the promotion and study of the ancient cultures of Cyprus and Aegean. It is home to various collections, donations and galleries consisting of ancient Greek art, Cycladic art and ancient Cypriot art.

Visit site!

Benaki Museum

Being one of the most influential museums in Greece, the Benaki Museum is the oldest museum in the country and it operates under private law as a foundation. Visitors have the opportunity to view extensive collections and exhibitions portraying different cultural periods.

Visit site!

Byzantine and Christian Museum

Based in Athens, Greece, the Byzantine & Christian Museum is one of Greece's national museums, attracting many tourists throughout the year. Visitors can browse through the gallery where they will discover over 25,000 ancient religious artifacts from the post-Byzantine period.

Visit site!

Numismatic Museum of Athens

Being one of the oldest public museums in Greece, the Numismatic Museum of Athens was established in 1834. See the permanent exhibition at Iliou Melathron, a monumental 19th century residence in downtown Athens and residency of Heinrich Schliemann, the “father of Mycenaean archaeology”.

Visit site!

Museum of the city of Athens

This museum focuses on the modern history of the Greek capital. Housed with two connected post-revolutionary buildings, this museum allows visitors to travel through Athenian culture and history. See ancient artifacts from the 18th and 20th century and enjoy a glimpse of how the Athenians used to live.

Visit site!

Museum of Greek Folk Art

Home to rich collections of folk art, such as embroidery, crafts, silver work and pottery, as well as wood and stone carvings, the Museum of Greek Folk Art belongs to the state. Among the art are masquerade costumes worn by prominent figures.

Visit site!

National Gallery of Art

See permanent collections of Greek sculptures and paintings of the 19th and 20th centuries, when you plan a visit to the National Gallery of Art. The museum usually features shows from around the world such as Spanish architecture, Dutch 17th century art, Modernism and Art Nouveau.

Visit site!

Athens War Museum

This museum honors all of the soldiers that fought for the freedom of Greece. It is home to numerous monuments, memorials and publications for visitors to explore. The museum and its exhibitions are spread out over four levels and show the time line of Greek history from ancient times to present.

Visit site!

National Museum of Contemporary Art

Visit this national institution that features exhibitions and collections of international art in Athens, as well as contemporary Greek art. There you can see works of art from popular artists such as Stephen Antonakos, Nikos Kessanlis, IIya Kabakov, Allan Sekula and Joel Sanders.

Visit site!

Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

Dedicated to the art of decorative arts and jewelry, this museum is a non-profit organization and opened to the public in 1993. Visitors can see over 4000 pieces of micro sculptures and jewelry. The museum also includes jewelry and art donations from across the globe.

Visit site!

Islamic Art Museum

The Islamic Art unique collections are exhibited in the Museum of Islamic Art housed in the neo-classical building complex that was donated by Lambros Eftaxias. It is located in the historic Centre of Athens, near the ancient Kerameikos cemetery.

Visit site!

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Attractions near NJV Athens Plaza, Acropolis

Acropolis

Visit the Sacred Rock of Acropolis, one of the most photographed attractions in the world! This landmark attraction is visited by millions of people every year and it stands proudly in the center of Athens. See monumental masterpieces such as the Parthenon, Erechtheion, the Temple of Nike and the Propylaea. See ancient marbles sparkle under the clear blue sky of Attica and enjoy stunning views of the city.

  • Point on Map
Attractions near NJV Athens Plaza, Kalimarmaron Stadium, Athens

Kallimarmaron Stadium

Step into a white marble stadium,  home to the first ever Olympic Games in 1896. The Kallimarmaron Stadium was built between 330 and 329 BC and was used as grounds for the Panathenaic Games where the Goddess Athena was honored.

  • Point on Map
Attractions near NJV Athens Plaza, Odeon Athens

Odeon of Herodes Attikus

Located on the southwest side of the Acropolis, Herodion is known for major cultural events and phenomenal acoustics. Considered as one of the most important theaters in Athens, the Herodion can accommodate 5,000 spectators and it is open from June until mid-September.

  • Point on Map
Attractions near NJV Athens Plaza, Ancient Agora, Athens

Ancient Agora

Located on the northwest side of the Acropolis lies Ancient Agora. It is home to various monuments such as Stoa Poikile, Temple of Hephaestus, Mitroo, Tholos, Stoa of Attalos, Vouleftirion and the Altar of the Twelve Gods.

  • Point on Map
Attractions close to NJV Athens Plaza, Kerameikos

Kerameikos

People come from all over to see the ancient burial grounds of prominent Athenians that passed on during the Classical period. It is a cemetery that holds great history and perhaps even some mystery within its 4-acre grounds. 

  • Point on Map
Attractions close to NJV Athens Plaza, The Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens

The Temple of Olympian Zeus

Located on the southeast side of the Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus is known as the largest ancient temple in Greece. The temple was created in the beginning of the 6th century and dedicated to Zeus once completed 700 years later.

  • Point on Map
Attractions close to NJV Athens Plaza, Aeropagus, Athens

Areopagus

Dating back to ancient Greece times, Areopagus is called the Rock of Ares. It is situated on the northwest side of Acropolis and used to be a Court of Appeal for criminal and civil cases during the ancient years. The term Areopagus refers to the judicial body that was created to form a more powerful court in modern Greece.

  • Point on Map
Attractions close to NJV Athens Plaza, Acropolis Museum, Athens

The Acropolis Museum

Being the most popular museum in Athens, the Acropolis Museum is visited by millions of tourists and locals every year.  See outstanding architecture, smooth sculptures, artistic masterpieces and breathtaking views of the city & the Ancient Rock of the Acropolis

Visit site!

  • Point on Map
Attractions close to NJV Athens Plaza, National Archeological Museum

National Archeological Museum

Being the largest archaeological attraction and museum in Greece, the National Archeological Museum is very popular among tourists and locals. Devoted to Greek art and founded at the end of the 19th century, it is one of the top museums in the world.

Visit site!

  • Point on Map
Attractions close to NJV Athens Plaza, The Museum of Cycladic Art

The Museum of Cycladic Art

With a special emphasis on Cycladic Art of the 3rd millennium BC, the Museum of Cycladic Art is devoted to the promotion and study of the ancient cultures of Cyprus and Aegean. It is home to various collections, donations and galleries consisting of ancient Greek art, Cycladic art and ancient Cypriot art.

Visit site!

  • Point on Map
Attractions close to NJV Athens Plaza, Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum

Being one of the most influential museums in Greece, the Benaki Museum is the oldest museum in the country and it operates under private law as a foundation. Visitors have the opportunity to view extensive collections and exhibitions portraying different cultural periods.

Visit site!

  • Point on Map
Attractions close to NJV Athens Plaza, Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens

Byzantine and Christian Museum

Based in Athens, Greece, the Byzantine & Christian Museum is one of Greece's national museums, attracting many tourists throughout the year. Visitors can browse through the gallery where they will discover over 25,000 ancient religious artifacts from the post-Byzantine period.

Visit site!

  • Point on Map
Attractions close to NJV Athens Plaza, Numismatic Museum of Athens

Numismatic Museum of Athens

Being one of the oldest public museums in Greece, the Numismatic Museum of Athens was established in 1834. See the permanent exhibition at Iliou Melathron, a monumental 19th century residence in downtown Athens and residency of Heinrich Schliemann, the “father of Mycenaean archaeology”.

Visit site!

  • Point on Map
Attractions close to NJV Athens Plaza, Museum of the city of Athens

Museum of the city of Athens

This museum focuses on the modern history of the Greek capital. Housed with two connected post-revolutionary buildings, this museum allows visitors to travel through Athenian culture and history. See ancient artifacts from the 18th and 20th century and enjoy a glimpse of how the Athenians used to live.

Visit site!

  • Point on Map
Athens sight seeing

Museum of Greek Folk Art

Home to rich collections of folk art, such as embroidery, crafts, silver work and pottery, as well as wood and stone carvings, the Museum of Greek Folk Art belongs to the state. Among the art are masquerade costumes worn by prominent figures.

Visit site!

  • Point on Map
Attractions close to NJV Athens Plaza, National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art

See permanent collections of Greek sculptures and paintings of the 19th and 20th centuries, when you plan a visit to the National Gallery of Art. The museum usually features shows from around the world such as Spanish architecture, Dutch 17th century art, Modernism and Art Nouveau.

Visit site!

  • Point on Map
Attractions close to NJV Athens Plaza, Athens War Museum

Athens War Museum

This museum honors all of the soldiers that fought for the freedom of Greece. It is home to numerous monuments, memorials and publications for visitors to explore. The museum and its exhibitions are spread out over four levels and show the time line of Greek history from ancient times to present.

Visit site!

  • Point on Map
Athens Sight Seeing

National Museum of Contemporary Art

Visit this national institution that features exhibitions and collections of international art in Athens, as well as contemporary Greek art. There you can see works of art from popular artists such as Stephen Antonakos, Nikos Kessanlis, IIya Kabakov, Allan Sekula and Joel Sanders.

Visit site!

  • Point on Map
Athens sightseeing

Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

Dedicated to the art of decorative arts and jewelry, this museum is a non-profit organization and opened to the public in 1993. Visitors can see over 4000 pieces of micro sculptures and jewelry. The museum also includes jewelry and art donations from across the globe.

Visit site!

  • Point on Map
Attractions close to NJV Athens Plaza, Islamic Art Museum

Islamic Art Museum

The Islamic Art unique collections are exhibited in the Museum of Islamic Art housed in the neo-classical building complex that was donated by Lambros Eftaxias. It is located in the historic Centre of Athens, near the ancient Kerameikos cemetery.

Visit site!

  • Point on Map
Attractions near NJV Athens Plaza, Acropolis

Acropolis

Visit the Sacred Rock of Acropolis, one of the most photographed attractions in the world! This landmark attraction is visited by millions of people every year and it stands proudly in the center of Athens. See monumental masterpieces such as the Parthenon, Erechtheion, the Temple of Nike and the Propylaea. See ancient marbles sparkle under the clear blue sky of Attica and enjoy stunning views of the city.

  • Point on Map
Attractions near NJV Athens Plaza, Kalimarmaron Stadium, Athens

Kallimarmaron Stadium

Step into a white marble stadium,  home to the first ever Olympic Games in 1896. The Kallimarmaron Stadium was built between 330 and 329 BC and was used as grounds for the Panathenaic Games where the Goddess Athena was honored.

  • Point on Map
Attractions near NJV Athens Plaza, Odeon Athens

Odeon of Herodes Attikus

Located on the southwest side of the Acropolis, Herodion is known for major cultural events and phenomenal acoustics. Considered as one of the most important theaters in Athens, the Herodion can accommodate 5,000 spectators and it is open from June until mid-September.

  • Point on Map
Attractions near NJV Athens Plaza, Ancient Agora, Athens

Ancient Agora

Located on the northwest side of the Acropolis lies Ancient Agora. It is home to various monuments such as Stoa Poikile, Temple of Hephaestus, Mitroo, Tholos, Stoa of Attalos, Vouleftirion and the Altar of the Twelve Gods.

  • Point on Map
Attractions close to NJV Athens Plaza, Arch of Hadrian, Athens

Arch of Hadrian

Built in 131 AC, the Arch of Hadrian was built to honor the Roman Emperor Hadrian. This attraction is commonly known in Greek as "Hadrian's Gate" and is a monumental gateway that looks exactly like a Roman triumphal arch, which is often designed to divide a road.

  • Point on Map
Attractions close to NJV Athens Plaza, Kerameikos

Kerameikos

People come from all over to see the ancient burial grounds of prominent Athenians that passed on during the Classical period. It is a cemetery that holds great history and perhaps even some mystery within its 4-acre grounds. 

  • Point on Map
Attractions close to NJV Athens Plaza, The Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens

The Temple of Olympian Zeus

Located on the southeast side of the Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus is known as the largest ancient temple in Greece. The temple was created in the beginning of the 6th century and dedicated to Zeus once completed 700 years later.

  • Point on Map
Attractions close to NJV Athens Plaza, Aeropagus, Athens

Areopagus

Dating back to ancient Greece times, Areopagus is called the Rock of Ares. It is situated on the northwest side of Acropolis and used to be a Court of Appeal for criminal and civil cases during the ancient years. The term Areopagus refers to the judicial body that was created to form a more powerful court in modern Greece.

  • Point on Map
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