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Preparing for your trip to Athens?  Get yourself, your friends and even the kids ready with this fun virtual treasure hunt.  Visit the new Acropolis Museum (online) and scour the museum for 15 artifacts related to the Goddess Athena. It’s a fun and challenging way to get to the know museum and prepare for your upcoming visit. Visit – the site opens up in Greek, scroll to the bottom right corner of the homepage to select ENGLISH.

And once you arrive in Athens and get to the museum, don’t forget to checkout a family packback at the Museum information desk.  Filled with items to make your visit as a family interesting for the entire clan. A photo ID is required to checkout a free family backpack.

And remember, the Acropolis Museum is now open until 8 pm everyday, and 10 pm on Fridays. The restaurant on the 2nd floor (with its amazing views and reasonably priced, tasty menu) is open daily until midnight.

By Athensguide

How does a little girl from Skokie, Illinois find herself in historical Athens, leading curious explorers through the winding streets of Plaka, down "pezodromos" to hidden ouzeries for tempting mezedhes and homemade barrel wine? The journey began more than twenty years ago, and regardless of whether the wanderlust comes from the spiritual and culture DNA flowing through my veins, or the alignment of the stars on that cold mid-December day this Sagitterian came into the world, I never seem to tire of exploring my adopted homeland of Greece. Here you'll join me as I explore Athens: be it the back streets of Psirri and Gazi, or through the National Gardens and Zappeio where a family of turtles makes their home, or down wide, treelined Imittou Street in Pagrati, which pulses with Athenian life 24 hours a day. And while Athens has stolen my heart, the rest of Greece vies for my curiousity and wanderlust. My two guys (that'd be the Greek God, Vasilis and our Greek dog, Scruffy) and I can often be found settling in for a long weekend in some charming mountain village, or a quaint fishing port on a nearby island, or learning how Greek vitners are producing wines that rival some of Napa Valley's finests productions, or celebrating a panayeri in Epirus or sharing in the festivities as a family of Cretan sheepherders come together to sheer their 1500 sheep in the spring ... And if you happen to find yourself heading to Athens, consider finding yourself a real home for your stay. Living amongst the locals, be it for 3 nights or 3 weeks, will offer you the chance to experience true Athens, beyond the Acropolis. Choose from one of our 5 beautiful penthouse and historical homes, and who knows, I may be leading you down that winding "pezodromo" to our favorite hidden ouzerie!