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National Observatory of Athens - Thiseio

Lofos Nymfon, Athens 11810, Greece
+30 21 0349 0160
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Amazing place

Booked into one of the night tours at the observatory last week and was not disappointed. Unless... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
Sarah d
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Amazing place. Find out the tour times before you get there

Lovely place to visit. We learns a lot and found the whole visit interesting. For 5 Euros it’s... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2018
bulletmc52
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“english tour” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lofos Nymfon, Athens 11810, Greece
Thissio / Makriyanni
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Booked into one of the night tours at the observatory last week and was not disappointed. Unless you are a big group l, you can’t book in advance so turn up early-21:40 for the English tour. You get a brief overview of the building and...More

2  Thank Sarah d
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to visit. We learns a lot and found the whole visit interesting. For 5 Euros it’s awesome value. The only advise I would give is to find out tour times before you go as they close the gates in between the tours and...More

2  Thank bulletmc52
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

Great attraction for all you astronomy lovers, and for those who aren't. the tour is very nice, you are taken to see a truely exceptional place with a rich history... you should check the events schedule in advance to see what are the dates of...More

5  Thank Omri Y
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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

We visited this place last night. If you are staying in Athens overnight u need to see this place. All staff were very courteous and passionate about it. They had good sense of humor and knowledge about subjects in depth. English speaking tour guide miss...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Amazing place, enjoy your time visiting the observatory. Funny staff and an incredible atmosphere, worth it =D

Thank Israel S
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

It was one of the most impressive moments in Athens - perfect place with amazing view to Acropolis, but still in the "dark mystical park" where you can feel the history. Dont forget to visit it during the night to see the Moon through their...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Though we did not go into the observatory, we found it to be one of the best locations to get a view of the Acropolis. The groves of olive trees nearby are interesting for travelers who don’t often see them at home.

1  Thank Bowmanator22
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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

On a clear winter night we chose to visit the observatory of Athens in Thisio. After star gazing through the old telescope and admiring Parthenon from Philopapou hill, we got to enter to the main observatory building where our guide took us through the various...More

Thank KateAthens
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Very steange feeling in this walk. You keep silent while walking even if you want to speak.... cause the view is so nice, the soil and rocks you step on are so vocal. A must go !

Thank Pan S
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

The Visitor Center in Thissio is located on the Hill of the Nymphs and it is housed in the Sina building It organises special events of night sky observations. The Visitor Center is accessible by Metro (line 1 station Thissio, or line 3 station Monastiraki)...More

1  Thank Chronis_Papachristou
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Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient
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pedestrianized Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between
the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth
climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges
with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the
...More
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jb53191
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Response from KaterinakiL | Reviewed this property |
hi. don't know for the advance booking to be honest. it was a group organized visit. i don't believe you will have any problem even if you haven't purchased a ticket. i believe 9:30 and afterwards will be great. i hope you... More
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