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:
The Parthenon and the Acropolis
The National Gardens
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:
Additional information about museums and other archaeological sites in Athens may be found at:
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.
Other major attractions, one day excursions away from Athens, include:
Other, Longer Excursions – sites to visit
If you are traveling in the Peloponnese Peninsula, visit the Ancient Olympia and Monemvasia.
If you decide to travel north, visit Meteora.