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Ancient Attractions


The history of the Hotel Grande Bretagne is entwined with Athens’ history and the state of modern Greece. It is a testimony of old world luxury and on occasion the country’s and city’s political, economic and social life did unfold and was developed in the venues that you are invited to explore. The hotel is located in the center of the old town, close to the Ancient Agora, the Parthenon, and the Acropolis. If you are looking for inspiration on what to do in Athens, contact our Concierge for recommendations and tours. Let us help you explore our city's rich history.

Sightseeing in Athens


Ancient Agora
The most famous Agora in Greece is placed right inside the renowned Stoa of Attalos, at the foot of the Acropolis. The spiritual sense of the place where ancient Athenians used to have their everyday commercial and social activities will fill you up with a deep desire to buy rare artifacts and miniature models of how the Acropolis and the Agora looked during ancient times.

Ancient Agora once had private housing, until it was reorganized by Peisistratus in the sixth century BC into the center of Athenian government
Lycabettus Hill
Approximately 300 meters high, this favorite spot among locals and visitors alike boasts superb views and a sense of tranquility amidst the sprawling Athenian cityscape. Intrepid travelers may ascend the hill on foot. The funicular provides an easier alternative.
Thission
One of the most intact temples of ancient Greece is located at one end of the Ancient Agora. First built in 450 BC, the Pnyx, the hill on the west side of the Acropolis, was the meeting and debating venue for the Athenians. Nowadays, Thission is one of the priority choices for an evening walk along its cobblestones and numerous elegant restaurants & bars that set the scene for the perfect city experience.
Zappeion

Zappeion

Zappeion is built between the temple of Olympian Zeus - the largest ancient temple in Greece which was dedicated to the Olympian god Zeus and was being built since the 6th century until 700 years later- and The National Gardens. The Zappeion was once the first building in the world to be constructed in order to serve Olympic needs and is today, one of the most beautiful walks in the heart of Athens.

Kallimarmaron Stadium

The Olympic Stadium of Modern Times

Also known as Panathenaic Stadium, is situated right opposite the National Gardens’ entrance on Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue. It was built in 330BC and it was the venue to host the Zappas Olympics in 1870 and 1875 as well as the first Modern Olympic Games of 1896. The sparkling marble can still convey the feeling of greatness of the 80.000 Athenians that were and still are able to watch some of the greatest events to be hold during the years.

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Temple of Zeus

Just 700 meters south of Syntagma Square, the temple's foundations date back to the tyrant Pisistratus in 515 BC. Its graceful columns influenced the development of Corinthian style.

Meet Our Concierge

We invite you to meet our Concierge team members Apostolos Papayannakis and Yiannis Klimatzas. They stand ready to be of service seven days a week, 24 hours a day, dedicated to unlock the secret treasures of Athens.

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