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  • Hello Athens, Formalities for entering Greece, Climate, Public Holidays, Post Offices, Shopping, Fun and Travel Guide of Athens, Greece
    F February 13 C 55 F August 32 C 89 F March 16 C 60 F September 28 C 82 F April 19 C 66 F October 23 C 73 F May 25 C 77 F November 18 C 64 F June 29 C 84 F December 14 C 57 F Weather Time in Athens now Back PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Public holidays in Greece are as follows 2004 August 15 Assumption Day October 28 National Holiday December 25 26 Christmas Day Boxing Day 2005 January 1 New Year s Day January 6 Epiphany March 14 Shrove Monday March 25 Independence Day April 29 Good Friday May 1 Orthodox Easter Labor Day May 2 Easter Monday June 20 Whit Monday Back POST OFFICES POST OFFICE ELTA All post offices are open Monday through Friday from 7 30 am 2 00 pm The main offices at 100 Aeolou Street Syntagma Square and Acropolis Kiosk are open Monday through Friday from 7 30 am 8 00 pm Saturday from 7 30 am 2 00 pm and Sunday from 9 00 am 1 30 pm The post offices Central post office of Piraeus St Nikolas Piraeus Kallithea Athens 49 Athens parcel department and the post offices in the Sorting Centres of Athens Kallithea Kessariani Peristeri Airport are open Monday through Friday from 7 30 am 8 00 pm EXPRESS MAIL SERVICE EMS of the Greek Postal Service ELTA was introduced as a courier service An international network spanning 130 countries with 320 post offices through out Greece in all main cities and towns plus the smallest villages offers the customer many outlets from which to send mail abroad knowing it will reach the destination speedily PORTA PORTA DOOR to DOOR was introduced as an efficient courier service and it does just that accepting parcels up

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  • Hello Athens, Road Assistance Service, Shopping, Fun and Travel Guide of Athens, Greece
    ELPA yellow vans which bear the sign Assistance Routiere A T C C ELPA Also the Automobile and Touring Club of Greece provides every possible infor mation to foreign motorists regarding driving in Greece by dialing 174 24 hours service

    Original URL path: http://www.travelling.gr/helloathens/Road.html (2016-01-09)
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  • Hello Athens, Embassies & Consulates, Embassies, Consulates, Shopping, Fun and Travel Guide of Athens, Greece
    2106725337 2106725994 2106723753 Fax 2106740890 Visa hours 09 00 12 00 ICELAND Consulate 60 Papanastasiou Kalari Sts 154 52 Ñ Psychico Tel 2106726154 2106779771 Fax 2106779770 INDIA Embassy Consulate 3 Kleanthous Street 106 74 Athens Tel 2107216227 2107216481 Fax 2107211252 Visa hours 09 00 11 00 INDONESIA Embassy Consulate 55 Papanastassiou St 154 52 Ñ Psychico Tel 2106712737 2106774692 Fax 2106756955 Visa hours 10 00 13 00 IRAN Embassy Consulate 16 Stratigou Kalari St 154 52 Paleo Psychico Tel 2106741436 2106741937 Fax 2106747945 Visa hours 09 00 12 00 IRAQ Embassy Consulate 4 Mazaraki Street 154 52 Paleo Psychico Tel 2106722330 2106749690 Fax 2106717185 Visa hours 09 00 13 00 IRELAND Embassy Consulate 7 Vas Konstantinou Ave 106 74 Athens Tel 2107232771 2 2107238645 2107232405 Fax 2107240217 Visa hours 09 30 15 00 ISRAEL Embassy Consulate 1 Marathonodromon St 154 52 Ñ Psychico Tel 2106719530 1 2106719773 Fax 2106749510 Visa hours 09 00 12 00 ITALY Embassy 2 Sekeri Street 106 74 Athens Tel 2103617260 2103617263 2103617273 4 Fax 2103617330 Consulate 19 Meandrou Street 115 28 Ilissia Tel 2107249117 2107240688 Fax 2107232739 Visa hours 09 00 12 00 IVORY COAST Consulate 13 Lykiou Street 106 74 Athens Tel 2107212375 Fax 2107216625 Visa hours 09 30 15 00 JAPAN Embassy 2 4 Messogion Ave 115 27 Athens Athens Tower Tel 2107758101 3 Fax 2107705964 Consulate 64 Vas Sofias Ave Tel 2107233732 Fax 2107705964 Visa hours 09 00 15 00 JORDAN Embassy Consulate 30 Ñ Zervou Str 154 10 Ñ Psychico Tel 2106744161 2106775618 Fax 2106740578 Visa hours 09 30 11 30 KOREA Embassy Consulate 124 Kifissias Ave 115 26 Athens Tel 2106984080 2106984147 Fax 2106984083 Visa hours 09 00 13 30 KUWAIT Embassy Consulate 27 Marathonodromon St 154 52 Ñ Psychico Tel 2106743593 2106743594 2106743595 Fax 2106775875 Visa hours 10 00 13 00 LEBANON Embassy Consulate 6 25th March Street 154 52 Ñ Psychico Tel 2106755873 2106755874 Fax 2106755612 Visa hours 09 30 12 30 LETONIA Consulate 24 Akti Posidonos 185 35 Piraeus Tel 2104123138 Fax 2104137597 LIBERIA Consulate 2 Efplias Street 185 37 Piraeus Tel 2104183191 3 Fax 2104520115 Visa hours 10 30 15 00 LIBYA Embassy 13 Vyronos Street 154 52 Paleo Psychico Tel 2106742120 2 Fax 2106742761 Consulate 4 25th March St 154 52 Ñ Psychico Tel 2106718347 Visa hours 10 00 13 00 LITHUANIA 40 Dimosthenous Street 152 34 Halandri Tel 2106848204 Fax 2106848204 LUXEMBOURG Embassy 11 13 Skoufa Street 106 73 Athens Tel 2103640040 2103603104 Fax 2103638761 Consulate 42 Tzavella Street 154 51 Paleo Psychico Tel 2106721891 Fax 2106773444 MADAGASCAR Consulate 18 Dimitressa Street Ilissia Tel 2107242845 MALAYSIA Consulate 114 Alimou Ave 164 52 Argyroupolis Tel 2109916523 2109922774 Fax 2109913423 Visa hours 10 00 12 00 by appointment MALTA Consulate 2 Efplias Street 185 37 Piraeus Tel 2104185715 6 Fax 2104539966 Visa hours 10 00 16 00 MALDIVES Consulate 3Á Kassandras Street 185 33 Piraeus Galanakis Bldg Tel 2104224220 7 Fax 2104173728 Tlx 213392 211770 212456 MEXICO Embassy Consulate 14 Filikis Eterias Street 106 73 Athens

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  • Hello Athens, Emergency Phones, Hospitals, Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Tourist Police, National Tourist Organisation of Greece, Shopping, Fun and Travel Guide of Athens, Greece
    VOULAS 1 Vas Pavlou Street Voula Tel 2108958301 6 EUROMEDICA Diagnostic Center 3 Rizariou Street Halandri Tel 2106836173 CYAN CROSS 102 Vass Sofias Ave near Mavili Square Tel 2107775111 Fax 2107774304 MITERA Maternity Hospital Kifissias Ave 6 Erythrou Stavrou St Filothei Tel 2106869000 Fax 2106840894 ELENA Maternity hospital 2 El Venizelou St Ampelokipi Tel 2106432220 1 Fax 2106435631 PAIDON AGIA SOFIA Children s Hospital 3 Thivon Mikras Asias end Tel 2107467000 Fax 2107797649 EVANGELISMOS Hospital 45 47 Ipsilandou St Kolonaki area Tel 2107201000 Fax 2107291808 YGEIA Hospital Kifissias Ave 4 Erithrou Stavrou St Maroussi Tel 6827940 9 Fax 6845089 GREEK RED CROSS 1 Erythrou Stavrou St Ampelokipi area Tel 2106414000 Fax 2106414500 Pharmacies Drug Stores Pharmacies open Tel 1434 Poison Control Tel 2107793777 8 ANAGNOSTOPOULOS 44 Thoukididou St Kalamaki Tel 2109813644 Fax 2109825778 BAKAKOS 21 Omonia Square Tel 2105232631 5 Fax 2105234401 VIZA ANNA 3 Kapsali St Kolonaki area Tel 2107227945 GEROLIMATOS 63 Sokratous St Omonia Sq Tel 2105229265 Fax 2105238951 KAPOU 56A K Varnali St Halandri area Tel 2106816610 Fax 2106813630 LELAKI 54 Panepistimiou Aven 22 Em Benaki Street Tel Fax 2103814587 VAVALEA ARGYREA 5 3rd September St Omonia Sq Tel 2105222981 Fax 2105222981 MAKRIGIANNIS 65 Arapaki Mantzagriotaki St

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  • Hello Athens, Sports on Land, Basketbal, Cycling, Golf, Hiking, Horse Racing. Horseback Riding, Tennis, Shopping, Fun and Travel Guide of Athens, Greece
    Korai Vassiliou Megalou Streets Nea Smirni Athens Tel 210 9330342 Open from 09 00 22 30 Panellinios Gymnastic Club 26 Mavromateon Street Athens Tel 210 8834408 Open from 09 00 20 00 Glyfada Athletic Club Fivis Metaxa Streets Tel 210 8943807 Open from 16 00 20 00 Closed from July to September signifies non members admitted signifies members only signifies non members admitted if the playing partner is a member Naval Club Kalamaki Possidonos Ave Tel 210 9810477 Open from 10 00 13 00 17 30 20 00 Tennis Club Papagou Terma Anastaseos Tel 210 6516403 Open from 16 00 20 00 Athletic Center Zografou 2 Orionos Street Tel 210 7777176 Open from 08 00 10 00 Athletic Club Palaio Faliro Thisseos and Amfitritis Streets Tel 210 9821459 Courts Tel 210 9301911 Back HORSEBACK RIDING Attica Hellenic Riding Club 18 Paradisou Street Marousi Tel 210 6812506 Fax 210 6850118 One indoor and three open air tracks Non members admited Open in winter daily exc Monday from 9 00am 11 00pm and 5 30pm 7 00pm Athens Riding Club Gerakas Aghia Paraskevi Tel 210 6611088 210 6614039 Fax 210 6612386 One indoor and two open air tracks Non members accepted on the condition that they take a maximum of 10 riding lessons only Open in winter daily exc Monday from 8 30am 10 30pm and 3 00pm 6 30pm Varibobi Tatoi National Riding Club Tel 210 6202144 One large track for racing events and three small ones for riding lessons and jumping obstacles All are open air Non members and foreigners admitted Open in winter from 10am 1pm and 3pm 6pm Varimbombi Riding Club Tel 210 8169383 Fax 210 8169396 One indoor and three open air tracks and an arena for jumping obstacles Non members admited Open in winter from 9am

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  • Hello Athens, Lycabettus, Shopping, Fun and Travel Guide of Athens, Greece
    The steeper route is from Kolonaki up Ploutarchou Street through the woods The development of Lycabettus was undertaken by the Municipality of Athens many years ago and the wooden log bridges seats and shored up stone walls have added to the natural beauty From the summit you see westwards another smaller hill the Strefi and the Museo National Archeological Museum and further away the Areos Park In the distance Mont Parnes 4631ft stretches across westwards to Mt Egaleo Southwest you see the Acropolis with Thissio and Philopappou Hill in the background Faliron Bay and further still Piraeus and suburbs Further west is Daphni Monastery and the suburbs of Egaleo and Peristeri Southeast overlooks the Zappeion in a sea of vivid green which is the National Gardens The Panathinean white marble stadium where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896 and further west the suburbs of Pagrati Vyrona and Kessariani with University city in the distance before the imposing violet hued Mt Hymettus range Northeast are the green suburbs of Paleo Psyhico and Filothei Agia Paraskevi and Holargos In the foreground you will see Athens first and only skyscraper the Athens Tower the Athens Hilton Megaron Mousikis and the U S Embassy Nearer still the Lycabettus Open Air Theatre where many concerts are held during the Athens Festival every summer The backdrop is Mt Penteli from where the marble for the Acropolis came and still visible are the chalk white cuttings where the quarries were Atop the hill a restaurant and pastry shop both with excellent panoramic views over the city are very popular with people who come for an ice cream or coffee or a good meal Further downhill leading towards the south is an ouzerie and snack bar which are usually more popular around sunset the panoramic view

    Original URL path: http://www.travelling.gr/helloathens/Lycabettus.html (2016-01-09)
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  • Hello Athens, Marathon, Ramnous, Shopping, Fun and Travel Guide of Athens, Greece
    Persian fleet landed 100 000 troops in Marathon in the year 490 B C Against this huge army there were only 11 000 Greek soldiers 10 000 Athenians and 1 000 from Plataiai The Greeks were victorious thanks to an ingenious plan of the Greek army commander Miltiades Following the heroic victory an Athenian soldier was dispatched to bring the good news to the city He ran all the way from the battlefield to the Athenian Agora He collapsed and died immediately after he delivered his one word message Nenikikamen We have won This soldiers run is the event which todays Marathon race commemorates and which is symbolised by the opening ceremony at each Olympic Games Here it should be noted that Miltiades foreseeing the next move of the Persians he forcemarched his already tired forces past Athens down to Phaleron a distance of about 50 kilometers where they camped waiting for the enemy The enemy did arrive as predicted by Miltiades and seeing the Athenians ready and waiting turned tail and sailed away Near the ancient battleground and at a distance of about 1km from the road to Marathon you will find the single tomb of the 192 Athenian soldiers who died during that famous battle On the other side of the road about 5 kms away stands the tomb where the dead Plataians who helped the Athenians were buried The museum is small but apart from the finds from the nearby sites it houses exhibits from other places and different periods as well Important finds from the Neolithic Age like those found in the Cave of Pan in Oenoe coexist with a collection of stelae believed to date from the 2nd century A D Back Ramnous Kato Souli The archaeological site of Ramnous includes the remains of two

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  • Hello Athens, Monasteries, Daphni Monastery, Kaisariani Monastery, Shopping, Fun and Travel Guide of Athens, Greece
    Athens and her suburbs and the monastery is on a wooded slope a few miles from the suburb of Kaisariani A short walk from the roadway below the Monastery brings one through small open grassy areas surrounded by Cypresses with worn stone steps and masses of natural green carpet and wild flowers On the actual roadway is a walled fountain which trickles from an internal spring Their is a cluster of Greek including the delicately beautiful Maidenhair fern Adiantum which grows wild and thrives around natural springs As with many Byzantine monasteries Kaisariani is well fortified there being a high wall around the monastery which encloses the conventual buildings the church of Katholikon refectory bathhouse and monk s cells The aura of tranquility is inspiring in this charming spot The water of the kallia fountain to the left of the entrance to the monastery at the east side of the wall holds another spring nestling in a small alcove water tumbling from a marble Ram s head of the Roman period The Ram s head caused the Turks to name the monastery after it Kots Bashi and in later times the monastery was known as Syriani how it became known finally as Kaisariani is unclear The history of the monastery indicates that in the 12th and 13th centuries A D the convent was rich and prosperous with monks engaged in apiculture the rearing of bees and the honey produced was their chief source of income Their survival throughout several foreign dominations they ensured by coming to terms with their conquerors By securing certain privileges no taxation for instance they managed to survive as a monastery until the early 1900 s In addition to the apiaries the monastery of Kaisariani possesed estates and dependencies on Mount Hymettos and in other parts of Attica Anavyssos and must have played an important role in the surrounding area and in the city of Athens At the apex of its prosperity the monastery was a cultural center for the whole region It owned a rich library and its abbots were renowned scholars and teachers Sadly the books and precious parchment manuscripts of the library were transported to the Acropolis along with the books from the Metropolis Cathedral and were used to ingite cartridges during the final period of the war of independence The leading nobility of Athens were associated with the monastery In principle the Venizelos family whose members remained powerful during the period of the Turkish rule The tower built by the Venizelou family is still within the monastery walls These towers were built by the influential families to watch over and supervise their estates on Mount Hymettos The Kaisariani Monastery was built in the 11th century on top of the foundations of an ancient secular building of unknown period Apart from the main church and bathhouse which are original 11th century structures the nathex belltower and side chaper of St Anthony are later additions belonging to the time of the Turkish occupation The

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