Attractions and What to See


Attractions and What to See

Conference participants and attendees of MED’16 should capitalize on the opportunity to “mix business and pleasure”, and take advantage of what Athens and Greece have to offer. For a glimpse of, or for a journey through Greek Mythology, see http://www.greekmythology.com/.

Information and sample suggestions of what to see are provided below.

 

City of Athens

Detailed information about the City of Athens, National Gardens, Plaka (the old part of the city below the Acropolis), Lykavittos, Constitution Square, the famous Monastiraki Square, the Panathinaiko Stadium (Marble Stadium) where the first modern Olympic Games took place, may be found at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athens

http://www.cityofathens.gr/en/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Garden,_Athens

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaka

http://www.aviewoncities.com/athens/monastirakisquare.htm

http://www.athensinfoguide.com/wtslykavittos.htm http://www.athensguide.com/syntagma.html

http://www.stadia.gr/panathinaiko/panathinaiko.html

 

The Parthenon and the Acropolis

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The Parliament

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The National Gardens

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Panathinaiko Stadium

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Museums and Archaeological Sites in Athens

While in Athens, a visit to the Acropolis and the new world-wide famous Acropolis Museum is a must:

http://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acropolis

 

Additional information about museums and other archaeological sites in Athens may be found at:

http://www.greeka.com/attica/athens/ancient-sites.htm

http://www.athens-museums.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_Greece

http://www.greeka.com/greece-history/archaeological-sites/

http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/culture/archaeological_sites

 

One Day Excursions – away from Athens

 Cape Sounion and Poseidon’s Temple

While in Athens, a one day excursion to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon is worth the trip. For information, see http://www.athensguide.com/sounion.

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Other major attractions, one day excursions away from Athens, include:

Epidaurus

Epidaurus, http://greeklandscapes.com/greece/epidaurus.html

Epidaurus

Delphi

Delphi, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphi

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Other, Longer Excursions – sites to visit

If you are traveling in the Peloponnese Peninsula, visit the Ancient Olympia and Monemvasia.

Ancient Olympia

Ancient Olympia, http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Ancient_Olympia

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Monemvasia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monemvasia

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Greece/Prefecture_of_Laconia/Monemvasia-420397/TravelGuide-Monemvasia.html

 

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If you decide to travel north, visit Meteora.

 Meteora

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteora

http://wikitravel.org/en/Meteora

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