Discover Athens

Lively and safe district King Lodge offers guests opportunities to explore the city’s main attractions, shopping and business areas thanks to its optimal transportation links. An ideal destination for city travelers and business people. Some of place you can visit are bellow.

ERMOU STREET

Ermou Street is a one and a half kilometer-long road in central Athens, Greece, connecting Kerameikos archaeological site with the Syntagma Square through Monastiraki, Psiri and Thiseio.

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It consists of three sections: The east (from Filellinon Street to Aiolou Street, app. 700m long)[1] which is a pedestrian zone and the city’s best-known and busiest shopping street,[2] the middle (from Aiolou Street to Agion Asomaton str.) and the west (from Agion Asomaton to Peiraios Street) a pedestrian zone also.

With fashion shops and shopping centres promoting most international brands, it is in the top five most expensive shopping streets in Europe, and the tenth most expensive retail street in the world.[3] Nearby, the renovated Army Fund building in Panepistimiou Street includes the “Attica” department store and several upmarket designer stores.

The Byzantine Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea One of the oldest churches in Athens, the Byzantine Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea is in a small square, on the east section of Ermou Street. The western section of the road which was remodeled for the 2004 Olympic Games constitutes the ending of the Grand Promenade, the pedestrian walkway around the Acropolis, part of the city’s Archaeological Unification Project.

HISTORIC CENTER

The allure of shopping in Athens’ historic center is obvious from the mix of people from around the world that stroll and shop here daily. 

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This is where you go to buy gifts for friends and relatives: souvenirs, folk art and traditional Greek wares such as pottery, worry beads, handmade leather sandals and bags. Woven rugs, intricate tablecloths, linens and carpets are sure to be appreciated by all.

Don’t miss the outdoor bazaar at Monastiraki’s Avissinia Square on Sundays for a gallery of bargain antique mirrors, wood furniture and bric-a-brac. Explore the streets off Athinas Street for a view into the Athens of the ’60s, where small storekeepers maintain their exclusive shops of all sorts, from leathers to metal and glass works. Gourmands scoop into the barrels of olives, herbs and spices along Evripidou Street.

Theseion and Psirri, at the base of the Acropolis and just across Athinas Street, is where you can stop and take a break before you check out the art galleries and vintage shops that are starting to flourish in these most charming of Athenian districts. Stadiou and Panepistimiou Avenues, connecting at Syntagma and Omonia, are up and coming boulevards hosting large department stores.

International brand names, cosmetics, fabrics, beads, gold and silver jewelry, and European-made leather shoes, boots and more shoes can be purchased on the pedestrian-only street Ermou and adjoining streets that stretch from Kolonaki to Syntagma.

NOMISMATIC MUSEUM

Numismatic Museum accommodated in “Iliou Malathron” (Ilion Palace), work of Ernest Chiller, formerly residence of Erick Schliemann. Recently renovated, is one of the few museums of this kind in the

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in the world.

The collections of the Museum include about 600.000 coins covering the ancient Greek world, Roman dominion, Byzantium, western European Middle Ages and the most recent times.

A large number of “treasures” (closed numismatic sets) weights, lead seals, medals and precious stones complete the exhibits of the Museum.

BENAKI MUSEUM

The museum was established by Antonios Benakis, member of a historical family coming from Alexandria of Egypt, and its collections include 33.000 works, recording the historical course of the Greek world from the ancient

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times to the to the Asia Minor disaster (1922), a special place is reserved for the collections of toys and Childhood, Coptic and Chinese art, as well as the museum with works of the great Greek painter Nikos Hatzikyriakos-Gikas. The “New Building” of the Museum houses modern art exhibitions.

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