Our hotel is located across the Courthouse of Athens and near the 2nd biggest park in Athens, Pedion Areos. There's a world of magnificent Greek history, art & culture. Allowing time for tours during your visit to Athens will enrich your experience and will give you a better perspective of the beauty, majesty, and history that is found in the rest of Greece. From our hotel within 10-30 minutes time by transportation you can visit:
The Acropolis also called the ‘Sacred Rock’, is the most important ancient heritage of the country and the trademark and most famous site of Athens. It has been the city’s main attraction since the 5th century BC, and is dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom and protector of the city. The Parthenon, the most famous ancient Greek temple, stands proudly over the modern metropolis of Athens, a reminder of the great civilization he has witnessed. The Acropolis can be seen from almost every part of Athens. It was and still is, without any doubt, the ultimate achievement of the city’s classical architectural glory. Apart from the Parthenon temple, there are many other sites to see on the Acropolis, such as the ‘Erectheion’, ‘Propylaea’ and the ‘Temple of Athena Nike’.
MONASTIRAKI & PLAKA
Monastiraki is a popular neighborhood in the center of Athens. It is famous for its rooftop cafeterias and the antique stores with bargain prices. Plaka is the old historical neighborhood of Athens, clustered around the slopes of the Acropolis, and incorporating picturesque streets and neoclassical architecture.
PEDION TOU AREOS
The ‘Pedion tou Areos’ (meaning ‘Field of Ares’, only 5’ walking distance from Hotel Nicola), is one of the largest public parks in Athens. It is perfect for jogging, strolling or just experiencing nature right in the heart of Athens.
Syntagma Square (‘Constitution Square’) is the central square of Athens. It is named after the Constitution that Otto, the first King of Greece, was obliged to grant after an uprising in 1843. It is located in front of the 19th century Old Royal Palace, housing the Greek Parliament (‘Vouli’) since 1934. Syntagma Square is the most important square of modern Athens from both a historical and social point of view, at the heart of commercial activity and Greek politics. It is surrounded by a lot of travel agencies, banks, the main post office, and money exchange booths. It is the most popular meeting point of both Athenians and tourists. More importantly, it is the place where you can find the most buses and taxis. Every hour, the changing of the guard ceremony, performed by the Presidential Guard (Evzones), is conducted in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the area between the Syntagma Square and Parliament building. The Parliament stands just in front of the big National Garden. Its freshness and calm are much appreciated after hours in the noise and the heat of the city’s center.
The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens and it opened for the public in 2009. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It is consistently rated as one of the best museums in the world.
The National Archaeological Museum of Athens (only 10’ distance by bus) is the largest and most important museum in Greece. Its exhibits are some of the finest collections of prehistoric items, sculptures, pottery and minor art, bronzes and Egyptian art, everything followed by detailed explanation in English. Some of the temporary exhibitions organized by the museum must not be missed.