Top 10 Things to do in Ilioupoli, Greece

August 1, 2017 Roger Rusk

Ilioupoli (Greek: Ηλιούπολη, lit. "Sun City") is a suburban municipality in the southeastern part of the Athens metropolitan area, Greece. Its name is the modern form of the ancient name of Heliopolis in Egypt. Development of Ilioupoli started around 1924, when Greek refugees from Asia Minor settled there. Ilioupoli is twinned with Novi Sad (Serbia) and Larnaca (Cyprus).
Restaurants in Ilioupoli

1. Acropolis Museum

Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens 117 42, Greece +30 21 0900 0900
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Acropolis Museum

Modern, uptodate building on the foot of the Acropolis housing important ancient Greek statues and much more

Reviewed By FarmerFran - Portland, Maine

Great displays, very cool see through floor into excavations. Can be crowded. Allow more than an hour!

2. Antelope Travel Athens Day Tours

34 Promitheos, Paleo Faliro 175 64, Greece
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5 based on 156 reviews

Antelope Travel Athens Day Tours

Antelope Travel operates Athens private tours daily, all year round and guarantees high-end service. All our drivers speak English fluently, our vehicles are luxury brand new and our guides are all licensed. Your Antelope Travel travel consultant will work with you very closely until you are fully satisfied with your private tour before finalizing.

Reviewed By Aphrodite K - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Amelia at Antelope Travel was excellent. Very professional. I took the suggestions and upgrades and was not disappointed. All shuttle pick ups were on time, the tours booked were great and the hotels on Mykonos and Santorini were beautiful.
Everything was arranged in advance and it made it a memorable holiday.

3. Athens Metro Mall

276 Leoforos Vouliagmenis, Agios Dimitrios 173 43, Greece +30 21 0976 9444
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4 based on 162 reviews

Athens Metro Mall

Reviewed By YatriForever - Chennai

For those fellow TA travelers who have seen large malls like the Mall of America MN, this would seem tiny. It was quite crowded, on a weekend. Good place to hang around in summer. There's a Metro station, right below the mall with access to the station right in front of the Mall.

4. Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre

364 Andrea Syngrou Ave., Kallithea 17674, Greece +30 21 6809 1001
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4.5 based on 467 reviews

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre

A multifunctional and environmentally sustainable education, arts, and recreation destination. It comprises of the Stavros Niarchos Park, and the new facilities of the National Library of Greece (NLG) and the Greek National Opera (GNO). Designed with the purpose of being open and accessible to all, it enriches the lives of the country's residents and aims to attract visitors from around the world.

Reviewed By docklas - Athens, Greece

Country's gem, this newly created center built as a temple of culture. Stavros Niarhos Foundation made a piece of art, equivalent to the contribution of his founder. Lots of places for activities concerning art, music, theater, the National Library, yoga, plates, kid's yoga, Tai Chi, coffee and food shop with great prices, great outdoor activities including gardening, bicycling, music bands, water sports safety and bicycling safety activities can be kid's and parent's paradise. Be a member or a family member and enjoy discounts and priority to enroll in all activities.

5. Amazing Chocolate

21 Leoforos Ilioupoleos, Ymittos 172 36, Greece +30 21 0962 9886
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5 based on 41 reviews

Amazing Chocolate

Reviewed By Susan D - Athens, Attiki, Greece

This chocolaterie is actually a chocolate paradise. You can find various sweets (mostly chocolate based) for your own delight or as a sweet offer. It is a little far from the centre but there is a bus stop near! Nonetheless, if you are anywhere around seeking something sweet this is a very good choice. Unfortunately, it's a takeaway.

Acropolis | Top of Dionyssiou Areopagitou, Athens 105 58, Greece +30 21 0321 4172
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Parthenon

The majestic ruins of an ancient Greek building, known for its dignified white marble columns and perfect sense of proportion.

Reviewed By Reslysten54 - Vienna, Virginia

Restaurations continue of this remarkable tempel, and scaffolding covers one of the short sides. Nevertheless, the impression is striking when you get up close and the magnitude of this building becomes obvious. Severely damaged by ear and vandalism, it remains majestic.
You can get an even better understanding of it's history by visiting the nearby Acropolis Museum.

7. Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof

Hellenic Maritime Heritage Park, Paleo Faliro 17510, Greece +30 21 0988 8211
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4.5 based on 226 reviews

Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof

In the beautiful bay of Faliro in the south suburbs of Athens you can visit the Floating Naval Museum <<AVEROF>>, a ship of 141m, the flagship of the Royal Hellenic Navy fleet in the victorious naval battles of Elli in 1912 and Limnos in the beginning of 1913, during the Balkan War. Ιn 2011 the ship celebrate her 100 years birthday and thousands of people visit the Floating Naval Museum <<AVEROF>> discovering the historical importance of the ship for the liberation of northeaster Islands of Aegean Sea. Also admired the restoration of the interior of the ship, the apartments of the admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis, the quarter of the officers, the kitchens, the uniform exhibition, the armament, the bridge battle, the chapel of St. Nickolas and could made a tour to the main deck and the 2 others sub decks that are open for the visitors. As the Floating Naval Museum <<AVEROF>> can provide a tour with a guide, every day most of the schools from Athens and all around Greece can program a visit to a living myth that stands imperious to remind in every visitor the values of freedom, of honor and Hellenic patriotism. Exhibitions and activities can occur during the next 6 months so visit our website regularly for further information.

Reviewed By RFuk - UK

A special visit was made to this museum. Opening times were checked, which stated open Sundays. On arrival gates closed, notice attached showing opening times that again confirmed Sundays. A local lady attracted the attention of a person working in the complex who said it may be open Wednesday.
Plus the main exhibit had been removed for maintenance.
If you are travelling some distance to visit ignore the information given and perhaps telephone to check times and save an expensive Taxi fare.

Athens 10558, Greece +30 21 0321 4172
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Acropolis

The most famous site in all of Athens, this large hill lies in the center of the city and contains a cluster of ancient ruins.

Reviewed By Viajera59 - Monterey County, California

If one only has a day in Athens, this is well worth the visit. Go early before the crowds get there, walk all over. Consider downloading Rick Steve’s audio guide as it explains many things that one just can’t read in a book easily. Then visit the Acropolis Museum afterwards. You will be so glad you did!

9. Flisvos Marina

Paleo Faliro 17561, Greece 210 9871000-2
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4.5 based on 661 reviews

Flisvos Marina

Reviewed By Manuel M - Beirut, Lebanon

Neat, clean and organized. Lots of parking spots but make sure to be there early on weekends as it tends to fill really quick. Bathrooms very clean.
Lots of cafes, and restaurants all along the harbor. Nice walking area to enjoy with kids. A nice play area in the location whereby kids would enjoy it even more than Allou Park.

10. Plaka

Athens 10556, Greece
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Plaka

Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill topped by the Acropolis.

Reviewed By Monica C - Bucharest, Romania

I’d say this is a good lace to go to when coming back from the Acropolis - you can either sit at a nice Terrace or go shopping. The streets are narrow with pretty historical buildings and the shops have a good offer of souvenirs, traditional produce, clothes and others.

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