Museum of Cycladic Art
Cycladic culture was developed in the islands of the Aegean Sea 3.000 years before Christ. Visit the Cycladic Art Museum in Kolonaki to see – besides its temporary exhibitions - its famous collection of the marble figurines whose austere, abstract forms have influenced artists such as B, Modigliani, Giacometti, Moore and Ai Weiwei.
One of the Athens’ biggest and most active museums with 7 different venues within the city. Visit the “Museum of Greek Culture” in the main building in Kolonaki, only a 15 minute walk from our hotel and enjoy a juice or a coffee in the Museum’s café overlooking the National Garden.
The New Acropolis Museum
A visit to the Acropolis is not complete without visiting the New Acropolis Museum located next to the Sacred Rock. You can walk there from the hotel through the charming neighborhood of Plaka.
You’re in Athens and wondering what it would be like to be on a Greek island? The answer is only five minutes away. This is how long it takes to reach Anafiotika from the Perianth hotel.
Anafiotika is a tiny neighborhood built illegally (without formal permits) by islanders from Anafi – an island in the Cyclades – in 1850 right under the Acropolis rock. It is a very small neighborhood and you can see it in just a few minutes
Open-air cinemas – Thission, Cine Paris, Zephyros
Open air cinemas are a Mediterranean invention. A white wall for a screen, a few rows of chairs and the star-lit sky for a roof. Athens’ open-air theaters are found on rooftops and secret gardens, in some cases with Acropolis on the background and, in other, amid plain apartment buildings where residents often sit and watch the film from their balconies. Ask at the reception desk what’s playing and walk over to one of the three nearby cinemas.
Sounion, the southern-most tip of Attica is one-hour away by car from downtown Athens. It is as old as Homer himself, since it was first mentioned in the Odyssey. Watching the sunset through the ancient columns of the Temple of Poseidon will reward you for the journey there.
Plaka is Athens’ oldest and most historic neighborhood. Some of its streets are lined with tourist shops and others with old mansions with secret gardens. Don’t forget to visit the Tower of the Winds (Aerides), the Folk Art Museum, the Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments, the Frysiras Museum and the oldest house in Athens, the Benizelos Mansion.
The Numismatic Museum is housed in the former mansion of famous archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. Their coin collection is one of the greatest in the world. The Museum also has a charming café in its garden where you can enjoy a drink or a snack amongst lush greenery and statutes.