Thision Open Air Cinema
It was awarded from CNN as first of 10 of the world's most enjoyable movie theaters. From your seat at Cine Thisio you not only get to view the latest blockbuster but also the Acropolis, and the Parthenon that sits on top. Cine Thisio is the oldest outdoor movie theater in Athens, built in 1935 and…
Across the Acropolis, this is a lovely old-style cinema in a garden setting.
If you have time don’t miss to visit this Greek unique phenomenon : The open Movie Theater !!! In Greece during the summer time there are movie theaters which is open sky where you can enjoy the stars, the movie, your drink or in this one the Acropolis View. Great experience !
“The open-air cinema with the best view of the Acropolis, in the heart of the picturesque Plaka area”
“This is spectacular. A really well preserved and restored ancient Greek theatre. The Odeon was specifically used by the ancient Greeks for musical performances. It is said that the ancient Greeks mastered the design of this Odeon so well that they achieved perfect acoustics. This is still such an impressive achievement that the Odeon is still used for performances in modern times. Herodes Atticus is the name of the Greek who funded the operation and patronage. This is a great photo spot and a lovely first stop on the tour of The Acropolis.”
“A vividly curated trove of stunning sculptures, ceramics, and other treasures from the Acropolis.The 14,000 square-metre glass and concrete landmark, designed by the architect Bernard Tschumi, was completed in 2009.Beyond the obvious reason that it houses the treasures of the Acropolis, the museum has also consistently figured on lists of the world’s top 10 museums, both for its contents and its design.The grounds of the early 19th-century Weiler Building, which had been used in the 1930s as an army barracks and later gendarmerie. It now houses the Acropolis Studies Centre. Must-see: The Parthenon Gallery on the top floor is ingeniously designed to recreate the magnificent temple’s frieze, using cast copies of sections currently in the British Museum and other collections. ”
“Philopappou, or the Hill of the Muses, is one of three forested peaks facing the Acropolis that each played an important role in ancient Athens. The Athenian Assembly met on the Pnyx, while the third was known for a sanctuary dedicated to the Nymphs. These wooded hills cover a total area of some 180 acres. Some of the most delightful scenery is along a stone-laid path winding through the shallow canyon between these hills. Excavations here have uncovered the Koile Road, the primary route for transporting merchandise between Athens and the harbour of Piraeus in antiquity. Look closely and you’ll see the tracks left by carts on the rock surface—a wonderful contrast with the arty street furnishings and ingeniously-designed pathways designed by Greek architect Dimitris Pikionis in the 1950s.”
“This is a really fun, colorful and busy area. Lots of shopping options. It's actually a Flea Market with a lot of second-hand products (in stores), but there are also a lot of shops selling first-hand stuff as well as a good number of restaurants (mostly fast-food counters). It's fun to roam the area, checking out the clothes, accessories, gadgets, and more. But you either need a lot of time finding some good quality stuff or you just need to be lucky. Many many shops have the same kind of products, for similar prices. Ok, the cheap souvenirs are a bit cheaper here. But it's more of an area I'd stroll around and do window shopping rather than actually buy something. And the food is just your regular (greek) fast-food fare. Head elsewhere for good meals. Nonetheless, we'll come back next time when in Athens. Because it's fun just for what it is.”