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Plaza life.

explore, enjoy, cherish Athens

Winter

2015 - 16 FREE PRESS | ISSUE 6


Welcome A luxury hotel, ideally located at Syntagma Square, in the heart of the business and shopping districts and within walking distance from the Acropolis and the Old City of Plaka. Modern style and elegance in a most relaxing atmosphere of casual chic. Just as atmospheric and comfortable are the rooms and suites tastefully decorated in earthy tones with a number of suites benefitting from a breathtaking and scintillating view of the Acropolis and Stadiou Street. Its prominent location gives one the chance to hop on any bus, metro, trolley, tram, or hire a taxi and within minutes get to one of the major Museums, such as the Acropolis Museum, archaeological sites and tourist attractions that this great city has to offer. Discover the charming boutiques, patisseries, art galleries and cafés in the area, return for a delicious lunch or dinner at “The Parliament” restaurant and enjoy amazing cocktails at the most unique Explorer's Bar.


Deluxe rooms The Deluxe guestrooms will bedazzle visitors with their incredible view, since they are all facing Syntagma Square, the Acropolis, Stadiou Street and Voukourestiou luxury shopping Street

Suites Bringing Luxury to your life

Newly renovated! Its classy appearance, featuring elegant furniture and sophisticated décor creates an inviting and most tranquil setting for unforgettable dining experiences.

Discover greek gastronomy in our hotel’s breakfast The aim of the “Greek Breakfast” program is to offer our Guests the opportunity to discover the gastronomic wealth of our country, while tasting at breakfast, the innumerable Greek delicious products and dishes, which are at the heart of the Mediterranean Diet.

Located in the lobby area, it offers an excellent variety of coffees, homemade desserts, selection of Greek delicious wines, finger food etc.

LUNCH Delicious Mediterranean cuisine made with fresh ingredients. Our attractive Buffet menu at the Parliament Restaurant includes an assortment of mouthwatering recipes created with modern-style cooking techniques, as well as fresh salads, seafood and decadent desserts.

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Getting Down to Business Let's talk Business over drinks at the best all day bar in the city center. Organize a meeting or a corporate party in the privacy of our exceptional downtown bar. Private Events on a small budget.


Free time

The Byzantine and Christian Museum The Byzantine and Christian Museum, which is based in Athens, is one of Greece’s national museums. Its areas of competency focus on – but not limit to – religious artefacts of the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, post-Byzantine and later periods that are exhibited. It also acquires, receives, preserves, conserves, records, documents, researches, studies, publishes and raises general awareness. The museum has over 25,000 artefacts in its possession. The artefacts date between the 3rd and century AD, and their provenance encompasses the entire Greek world, as well as regions where Hellenism flourished. The size and range of the collections and value of the exhibits make the Museum a veritable treasury of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and culture. Collections: Sculpture, wall paintings, Icons, minor arts, ceramics, textiles, manuscripts & early printed, books, paintings, copies, Loverdos collection, mosaics. 22 Vas. Sofias Ave., 106 75 Athens www.byzantinemuseum.gr/en

The Acropolis museum The program “A day at the Acropolis Museum” invites visitors to spend a day at the Museum enjoying a range of activities. Take a stroll through the exhibition and address all enquiries you may have to a Museum Archaeologist - Host. From the second floor balcony take a glance to a special and unexpected view of the Archaic Gallery. Visit the Parthenon Gallery on the third floor with its unique views of the Acropolis. 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou str., 117 42 Athens www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en


Digital Revolution An experience for all the family! From Pac-Man, Super Mario and Tetris to Gravity and Inception, from Björk to will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, from Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to Augmented Reality and from the Industrial Revolution to 3D printing, the “Digital Revolution” exhibition showcases the impact of digital technology on the evolution of the Arts, design, music, fashion, film and video games. The future is here and it’s made out of algorithms and pixels. 20 OCT 2015 - 10 JAN 2016 Inside & Outside the OCC Opening hours: MON–THURS & SUN 12:00–21:00 (last entry at 20:00) | FRI and SAT 12:00–22:00 (last entry at 21:00) ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE (OCC) | 107-109 Syngrou Avenue, 11745 Athens, Greece Email: info@sgt.gr - www.sgt.gr

Giacomo Puccini La bohème Conductor: Myron Michailidis - Director: Lina Wertmüller Lina Wertmüller’s La bohème is situated in the freezing attics and smoky bistros of Toulouse-Lautrec’s Paris and it seems perfectly at place there. A timeless production that was first presented in Olympia Theatre in the 90’s, Wertmüller’s La bohème manages to stay relevant and moving to the audience even after all these years. For a limited number of performances, shortly before Christmas, the GNO will revisit the tragic story of fragile Mimi and the poet Rodolfo, the same way opera houses all over the world do. With the Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists of the the Greek National Opera (GNO) OLYMPIA THEATRE | 59-61 Akadimias Str., 10679 Athens - Panepistimio METRO Station Box Office: Monday 9.00-16.00 | Tuesday to Sunday 9.00-21.00 | Tel.: +30 210 3662100 Email: info@nationalopera.gr - www.nationalopera.gr

Cirque Éloize ID AAthens Concert Hall welcomes Cirque Éloize and the dazzling performance iD from Canada. A fascinating, bold and modern spectacle: a blend of circus arts, stage arts and contemporary urban street dances like hip-hop and breakdance, directed by Jeannot Painchaud. With breathtaking acrobatics, humor and sensibility, iD is a show of ultimate artistic harmony. Meet the movement, music and magic of Cirque Éloize! 15-20 DEC 2015 ATHENS CONCERT HALL (MEGARON) | Vas. Sofias Ave. & Kokkali Str., 115 21 Athens Tel.: +30 210 7282333 - www.megaron.gr


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A “royal walk” around the National Garden of Athens The National Garden is open to the public from sunrise to sunset. The main entrance is on Amalias Avenue, the street named after the Queen who envisioned this park. You can also enter the garden from one of three other gates: the central one, on Vasilissis Sophias Avenue, another on Herodou Attikou Street and the third gate connects the National Garden with the Zappeion park area. In the National Garden you will have the opportunity to relax by the duck pond or in other various spots of the park, visit the Botanical Museum or even visit the Children’s Library & playground. Apart from that, it is an excellent destination for your morning exercise and jogging.


Psirri The neighborhood of Psirri is arty and bohemian, with old and new points of interest side by side. Old fashioned artisans workshops, hidden alleys, counter culture and alternative spaces, street art, popular bars and traditional restaurants, coexist in harmony, creating a fascinating atmosphere full of surprises. The young crowd loves it and keeps the nightlife busy. Shopping is an exciting experience in Psirri. High end shops, trendy fashion by talented young designers, artisans workshops selling sandals, suitcases, lampshades, old vinyl and second hand books, create a picturesque choice.

Oraia Ellas (Beautiful Greece) Traditional cafe and tavern Steaming Greek coffee on the coals, panoramic view of the Acropolis from the large windows, pleasant bustle of a nice mix of tourists and Athenians, newspaper and café atmosphere of the old will all be found in Beautiful Greece. Located at the Center of Greek Tradition in Monastiraki, visitors can admire the nostalgic details of the decoration, artworks of popular painters and retro posters as well as the marble tables and ornate floors made by Dimitris Pikionis. 59 Mitropoleos Str., 105 55 Athens - T: 210 3211131

Monastiraki - Giusurum Stroll around the most colorful neighborhood of Athens Monastiraki is a flea market neighborhood in the old town of Athens that extends from the Monastiraki square at the end of Athinas Street until Thission. The main flea market of Athens is at Abyssinia’s square at the end of Hephaestus Street. Along Hephaestus Street visitors will find mainly various shoe shops, clothing shops and music stores. In the same street within the arcades there are some good second hand book stores. Do not miss to taste the famous souvlaki kebab at Thanassis restaurant.

Museum of the city of Athens The Museum presents the modern history of Athens, Europe’s oldest and most famous city, since it became the capital of the newly founded Hellenic State in 1834 under the first royal couple, Otto and Amalia. Your tour will also include many other facets of Athenian history, culture and life. Several other collections and a series of typical late 19th centuryearly 20th century sitting and living rooms of the Athenian aristocracy complete the different aspects of our city offered by the Museum. 5-7 Paparrigopoulou Str., 10651 Athens T.: +30 210 3231387 Email: info@athenscitymuseum.gr www.athenscitymuseum.gr


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Shopping at the M

The museum gift shops in Athens offer some thanks to their excellent craftsmanship. The purchasing a unique item will make visitors f the past with them. Moreover, prices vary en

CYCLADIC ART MUSEUM SHOP

ACROPOLIS MUSEUM SHOP The ground level shop features a broad selection of postcards, paper goods and the museum’s children’s collection. The second floor shop, located next to the museum restaurant, provides a vast array of books on the Acropolis and topics, as well as related items and gifts. 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Str., 11742 Athens - T: +30 213 2139552 E-Mail: shops@theacropolismuseum.gr - www.theacropolismuseum.gr

Discover the world’s widest range of iconic Cycladic figurine reproductions. Decorate your home with stylish artifact replicas and handcrafted marble homeware made the same way today as 4500 years ago. For that special gift fit for a goddess, explore the selection of Ancient Greek jewelry replicas or stunning designer jewelry inspired by the past. 4 Neophytou Douka Str., 10674 Athens T: +30 210 7228321 E-Mail: museum@cycladic.gr www.cycladic.gr


Museum art shops

e of the best souvenirs to visitors history of the city is so vast that feel like they are taking home a piece of nough so that everyone can afford to buy.

NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM SHOP A limited selection of statues, gold jewelry, valuable bronze vessels as well as personal everyday objects. 44 Patission Str., 10682 Athens T: +30 213 2144862 E-mail: eam@culture.gr www.namuseum.gr

BENAKI MUSEUM SHOP The shop in the Central building began producing and selling reproductions of the Museum’s exhibits. Among the innumerable museum exhibits, people at the shop have chosen classic works and reproduced them with respect and consideration. In this way, the shop has been successful in disseminating the museum exhibits through high-quality reproductions. These faithful reproductions can easily be acquired by the public both in Greece and abroad. It is indicative that among the shop’s most loyal customers are the Greek state, the Church of Greece, ministries, embassies, banks and prominent organisations. The highly experienced shop staff is glad to advise clients on their purchases or even help them to customise their gifts. 1 Vas. Sofias & Koubari Str., 10673 Athens - T: +30 210 3671000 E-Mail: sales-shop@benaki.gr - www.benaki.gr

BYZANTINE MUSEUM SHOP A limited selection of publications regarding the history and/or artwork of the Byzantine Era at prices ranging from 10-120 Euros 22 Vasilissis Sofias Ave., 106 75 Athens T: +30 210 7211027 E-Mail: info@byzantinemuseum.gr www.byzantinemuseum.gr


National Archaeological Museum Psirri Monastiraki - Giusurum Museum of the city of Athens Giouzenis Jewelry National Garden of Athens

7. Cycladic Art Museum 8. Benaki Museum 9. The Byzantine and Christian Museum 10. Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) 11. Acropolis Museum 12. Olympia Theatre

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Jewelry made with Passion In Giouzenis Jewelry you will discover the world of high end jewelry design, using top quality gemstones. A wide range of watches and gifts are also offered by brands such as Longines, Corum, Montblanc, Perrelet, Titoni and Montegrappa. Giouzenis Jewelry, designing and handcrafting jewelry since 1955!

2, Voukourestiou str. Athens 10564 T. +302103228688 www.giouzenis.com

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