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Athens on May 1

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Athens on May 1

Hello all:

We will be in Athens for two days at the start of our Greece vacation. One of those days is May 1. I know that the museums and archeologicial sites will be closed, and we were planning on simply exploring the old neighborhoods around the Acropolis. Is the funicular at Lucabettus Hill open on May 1? We don't mind walking and we're particularly interested in architectural building styles. Any suggestions on things to see and do would be greatly appreciated.



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It should be running, but you can walk up to Saint George. A very nice rute to do on foot is: Start Syntagma and have a quick look at the ancient stuff in the metro station. Walk past the parliament and down Herodous Atticus Street, past the presidential palace, to the old Olympic Stadium. Go through Zapeion to the temple of Olympian Zeus and Adrians gate. Cross the street towards the Acropolis on Dionyssiou Aeropagitou street. Go past (or climb up for a great view) Saint Paul’s rock and then down towards Plaka. Visit Plaka, Thisseion and Monastiraki. Go to the central Market on Athinas street and from Kotzia sq go to Panepistimiou Ave to see some of the historic buildings of the 19th century like The University, and the Academy. Walk up Panepistimiou or Akadimias street and go to Kolonaki. from there walk to Souidias street to get the funicular to Lycabettus. If you start around ten, you should be in the late afternoon enjoying your coffee on Lycabettus. Having walked some 6-7km. Enjoy!

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Hi Timothy...

Thank you for the detailed suggestions...


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Are the restaurants open on May 1?

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surious: yes restaurants are very open at May 1st. Also all cafes, bars, clubs etc.

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