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Athens Planetarium

Syngrou ave, 387, Athens, Greece
(+30) 210 94 69 600
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As featured in Athens for young kids
Ranked #94 of 194 attractions in Athens
Type: Museums
Description: This is one of biggest and best-equipped digital planetariums in the world with a massive 3-D 360-degree viewing screen.
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English first
Bucharest, Romania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had just visited the Temple of Olympian Zeus and I checked the tripadvisor android app which indicated that the planetarium was the closest attraction. The address on the app was wrong and it was pretty evident so I asked a lady from the tourist information office who told me that the museum was at a 20 minute walk. It... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

They have theater with a dome shape so you can feel the 3D without glasses, the ?movie? that they show is in greek but every sit has its own earphone plug so you can hear the english version

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Athens
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

It took most of the morning to research how to get a bus from Syntagma to the planetarium, which didn't come so we caught a cab. They dropped us off there and it was closed. No mention anywhere on the website or anywhere else why. Frustrated, we caught a bus back to our apartment which took the longest route possible.... More

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Athens, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Just saw the IMAX "Mt. Everest|. Excellent presentation. Although dubbed in Greek, understanding the movie was no problem. Only IMAX theater I'm aware of in the Athens area.

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Beersheba, Israel
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The Athens planetarium is a modern building, quite on the edge of the town (about 8 Euros in a cab from the city center). The price for the show (Journey to the Stars) was fair, 5 Euros per person, but for some strange reason, they charged 1 Euro for the idiotic 1 ear earphone - strange, because apparently they don't... More

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Poznan, Poland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is really nice place to visit! Modern, clean and a lot of information! I recommend it especially fo families!

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Perth, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Now we have been to many planetariums but I have never really enjoyed them as much as the planetarium in Athens. Our visit was late afternoon mid-week and we pretty much had the place to ourselves. The showing was in Greek but our extremely friendly guide fitted our family with English earpieces and we were good to go. Now I... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

It's a new, modern planetarium. It is said to be one of the biggest but I've been to NY's and Hamburg's. They were older but more exiciting. We watched an animation for kids and Journey to the Stars show. Both were nice. They have earphones for English translation (for free). But they're so weird, for one ear only. So you... More

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Waterville, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

The nearest train station we could reach conveniently was a 2km+ walk from the planetarium. We finally arrived to find it closed and apparently shutdown for the entire season. Why would they close during the high season? Also, why wouldn't they put this vital information on their website or telephone answering machine? Huge waste of time when we had high... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

My son found the earphone for listening to the English translation a bit uncomfortable but he used his ipod headphones and they worked fine. We saw two shows and even though one was designed for kids, the animation was lovely and we really enjoyed them both. Friendly staff with excellent English too.

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