Fos DownTown Suites in the center of Athens heartbeat of excitement and entertainment
Get around, distances, sightseeing and places to visit
Fos DownTown Suites offer urban chic accommodation in in the center of Athens heartbeat of excitement and entertainment. Located just 250 meters from Syntagma (constitution) square, the focal point of Athens city, the hotel enjoys a prime position in the heart of Athens. The central metro station of Athens lies in Syntagma Square allowing easy access to Piraeus Port as well as to Athens International Airport. Ermou pedestrian street, the main commercial road of Athens, lies just 100 meters from Fos DownTown Suites. Plaka neighborhood and the broader area of Athens center offers a variety of choices for dining, entertaiment and shopping as well as the most prominent historical and archaeological sightseeing of the city.
Below you will find a selection of sightseeing, all in a short walking distance from the apartments, not to miss during your stay in Fos Residential Apartments.
Syntagma Square & the Parliament
Distance: 250 meters
The Greek Parliament is located at the Old Royal Palace overlooking Syntagma Square. Syntagma is the central square of Athens, hosts the main metro station of the city, while the surrounding area is ideal for shopping. Every Sunday morning at 11am you can watch the changing of the Guard Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament building.
Ermou pedestrian street
Distance: 100 meters
Ermou Street is an one and a half kilometer-long road that connects Syntagma square with the archaeological site of Kerameikos. The east part of Ermou (from Syntagma to Aiolou street) is a pedestrian zone and the primary clothing shopping street of Athens. One of the oldest churches in Athens, the Byzantine Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea is in a small square, on the east section of Ermou Street.
Zappeion Hall & The National Garden
Distance: 800 meteres
The National Gardenis a public park of 15.5 hectares (38 acres) located directly behind the Greek Parliament building and continues to the South to the area where the Zappeion is located. Zappeion Hall is a beautiful neoclassical building, currently being used as a Conference and Exhibition Center for both public and private purposes.
Panathenaic Stadium - Kallimarmaro
Distance: 1.4 kilometers
The Panathenaic Stadium or Kallimarmaro, located on the site of an ancient stadium, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble and one of the main historic attractions of Athens. The stadium was excavated in 1869 and after being refurbished, it hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. The rebuilding of the Stadium was made enirely with Pentelic marble.
The Plaka Area
Distance: 500 meters
Plaka is the oldest and one of the most picturesque neighborhoods of Athens just under the Acropolis hill. This area has been continuously inhabited since antiquity and hosts a variety of monuments, museums and archaeological sites.
Narrow streets, neoclassical buildings, small cafes, traditional tavernas, souvenir shops and ancient ruins in almost every corner.
The Acropolis of Athens
Distance: 900 meters
Definitely the most important sight to visit during your stay in Athens and a universal symbol of the classical spirit and civilization. The Acropolis of Athens and the temple of the Parthenon which crowns the top is one of the most instantly recognized structures in the world. Standing proudly above the city of Athens, the Parthenon is a symbol of Ancient Greece in all its glory and greatness.
The New Acropolis Museum
Distance: 1.1 kilometer
The Acropolis Museum, one of the best museums in the world, is an archaeological museum primarly focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum covers an area of 25,000 m2 and boasts 14,000 m2 of exhibition grounds. Every Friday, the Museum restaurant on the second floor is open until 12 midnight offering fine dining and beautiful night views of the Acropolis.
Ancient Agora of Athens
Distance: 1.0 Kilometer
The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens and the focal point of political and social activity of the city-state. Nowadays is an archaeological site located beneath the northwest slope of the Acropolis. Highlights include the temple of Hephaestus, the best preserved temple from the Classical era, and the Stoa of Attalos, a building of the Hellenistic period that was reconstructed between 1952 and 1956.