The King George Palace, is located in the centre of Athens’ golden quarter, between the Parliament, the Constitution, the Stadiou avenue and the Voucourestiou str (the Athenian Sloane str.), while offering a panoramic view of the city and the Acropolis.
Athens is a city on the move and a proud Mediterranean one at that. The sun-bleached Acropolis is a constant reminder of past glories, but modern Athens is much more than a bunch of clichés: increasingly affluent and eager to embrace all things European, it's a fashionable place to be. Attractions that can’t be missed include:
The Acropolis – Floodlit by night, the Acropolis is a rocky mound rising above Plaka. It is the birthplace of Athens, and crowned by three ancient temples, the best known being the Parthenon. Its towering columns have withstood the elements for over 2500 years.
Museum of Greek Folk Art – The Museum of Greek Folk Art in Plaka displays costumes, embroidery, jewellery, ceramics, arms and folk theatre artefacts from around Greece. Don't miss the Theofilis Room, decorated with fanciful, 19th-century frescoes from a house on the island of Lesvos.
Byzantine and Christian Museum – In its underground exhibition space in Kolonaki, the Byzantine and Christian Museum traces the Byzantine Empire from the birth of Christianity to the 1453 fall of Constantinople. Exhibits include solemn icons, religious frescoes, jewellery and ecclesiastical artefacts.
National Archaeological Museum – Home to the world's finest collection of ancient Greek art, the marble-floored National Archaeological Museum, near Omonia, displays larger-than-life sculptures of heroes from Greek mythology, and intricately crafted gold jewellery and weaponry, including Agamemnon's 3600-year-old death mask.
Kerameikos Archaeological Site - The Kerameikos was the potters' quarter of classical Athens and also the city's official cemetery. Today it is a fascinating archaeological site, featuring parts of the city walls, the ancient gates, tombstones and other burial monuments.