Walk at Apostolou Pavlou & Dionysiou Areopagitou Streets

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The pedestrian route from Apostolou Pavlou Street starts from the Thissio Metro Station and leads southeast to the main entrance of the Acropolis.

At the beginning of this walk the Bronze Statue of the Greek Hero Theseus welcomes the visitors with the Temple of Hephaestus in the background. The statue was placed at this position in 2007 and it is the work of the sculptor G. Vitalis.
After that you will find yourself at a colorful multicultural bazaar of itinerant vendors and craftsmen. At the junction of Apostolou Pavlou with Herakleidon street you will hear from the cafés Tholos, En Athinais, Abibayo and all the rest, the characteristic sound of the dice and the checkers of the backgammon hitting the wooden field. Akamantos street is full of vibrant cafés and restaurants which offer a stunning view of the Acropolis, either from the sidewalk or from their terraces. Then on your right you will meet a series of milestone walls which embrace the Nymphs Hill.
First you will meet the Sanctuary of Pan, carved in the rocks, then the church of Agia Marina and on top of the Hill the National Observatory of Athens where you can get by walking all the uphill of Otrineon Street.
The visit will not disappoint you since, beyond the architectural interest of the Observatory building and its museum, you can enjoy the so-called astro-geophysical historical path with a panoramic view to Piraeus and the sea.
You return to Apostolou Pavlou street and climb your way up to the Thissio open-air cinema on the right. It starting operating in 1935 and in February 2012 it was voted by the travel site of CNN as “the world’s most enjoyable movie theatre”.
Then leaving the pedestrian area you turn on Dimitriou Aiginitou street where you meet the entrance of the archaeological site of Pnyx. Apostolou Pavlou street ends at the municipal 5×5 football pitch and the pedestrian Dionysiou Areopagitou begins just after the entrance of the Acropolis.
Take a detour to see the Odeion de Herodes Atticus, the Herodeion, where the main events of the Athens Festival are staged each summer, an institution with more than half a century of life in the international art scene. Observe also the sign that indicates the atelier of the famous Greek painter Spyros Vassiliou which is now open to the public as a museum, in 5a Webster street. Continuing, in 45 Areopagitou street, you can admire the neoclassical church of Agia Sophia. On Karyatidon street, you will find the Lalaounis Jewelry Museum.
From the number 39 to 17 you of the pedestrian street you eill see some of the most distinctive and well preserved neoclassical building of Athens.
The walk leads to the Acropolis Museum and the statue of General Makrygiannis. Makrygianni street with its many cafés intersects Dionysiou Areopagitou street and it ends up in the bustling Amalias Avenue.  

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