Fos Residential Apartments in Plaka the historic centre of Athens
Get around, distances, sightseeing and places to visit
Fos Residential Apartments in Athens is one of the best apartment accommodation in the Acropolis shadow. Located in Plaka the apartments enjoy a prime position in the heart of the historic city of Athens. The main metro station of Athens lies in Syntagma Square, just 500 meters from the apartments, allowing easy access to Piraeus Port as well as to Athens International Airport. Plaka neighborhood and the broader area of Athens center offers a variety of choices for dining, entertaiment and shopping as well as the most prominent historical and archaeological sightseeing of the city.
Below you will find a selection of sightseeing, all in a short walking distance from the apartments, not to miss during your stay in Fos Residential Apartments.
The Plaka Area
Distance: Fos Apartments are located in Plaka
Plaka is the oldest and one of the most picturesque neighborhoods of Athens just under the Acropolis hill. This area has been continuously inhabited since antiquity and hosts a variety of monuments, museums and archaeological sites.
Narrow streets, neoclassical buildings, small cafes, traditional tavernas, souvenir shops and ancient ruins in almost every corner.
The Acropolis of Athens
Distance: 300 meters
Definitely the most important sight to visit during your stay in Athens and a universal symbol of the classical spirit and civilization. The Acropolis of Athens and the temple of the Parthenon which crowns the top is one of the most instantly recognized structures in the world. Standing proudly above the city of Athens, the Parthenon is a symbol of Ancient Greece in all its glory and greatness.
The New Acropolis Museum
Distance: 600 meters
The Acropolis Museum, one of the best museums in the world, is an archaeological museum primarly focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum covers an area of 25,000 m2 and boasts 14,000 m2 of exhibition grounds. Every Friday, the Museum restaurant on the second floor is open until 12 midnight offering fine dining and beautiful night views of the Acropolis.
Ancient Agora of Athens
Distance: 750 meters
The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens and the focal point of political and social activity of the city-state. Nowadays is an archaeological site located beneath the northwest slope of the Acropolis. Highlights include the temple of Hephaestus, the best preserved temple from the Classical era, and the Stoa of Attalos, a building of the Hellenistic period that was reconstructed between 1952 and 1956.
Syntagma Square & the Parliament
Distance: 500 meters
The Greek Parliament is located at the Old Royal Palace overlooking Syntagma Square. Syntagma is the central square of Athens, hosts the main metro station of the city, while the surrounding area is ideal for shopping. Every Sunday morning at 11am you can watch the changing of the Guard Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament building.
Zappeion Hall & The National Garden
The National Gardenis a public park of 15.5 hectares (38 acres) located directly behind the Greek Parliament building and continues to the South to the area where the Zappeion is located. Zappeion Hall is a beautiful neoclassical building, currently being used as a Conference and Exhibition Center for both public and private purposes.