Athens’ Historical Center


In the pulse of the historic center of Athens

Lexi-Logos Greek Language and Culture center is situated in the heart of the historical center of Athens, at Ermou pedestrian street, in the middle between Monastiraki and Syntagma Square.

The area of Syntagma, with the most important square of modern Athens, and its landmark – the Greek parliament – is the epicenter of modern life, commercial activity, and Greek politics.

Ermou is a busy and vivid street, with fashion shops and shopping centers, listed in the top five shopping streets in Europe. In a small square in the east section one of the oldest churches in Athens, the Byzantine Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea, can be found and in the building right in front of it – Lexi-Logos center.

Lexi-logos center is located in the most important area of the city, where thousands of people visiting or living in the Greek capital can admire the Acropolis, the Parthenon, Erechtheion and other temples that dominate the top of the hill, or the numerous museums and the monuments and theaters reflecting the glorious past and present of Athens.

All the magnificent sights of Athens are literally in our doorstep!

You can walk to Syntagma square just a few meters away and admire the grand royal and municipal buildings of Ziller, and from there on the way to the Acropolis, you can discover the new Acropolis museum, and the theater of Dionysus and a little bit further the Herodes Atticus Odeon. Next to the Parliament is the National Garden and the Zapeion exhibition hall. Not far away are the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian arch. The Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games took place, is located just a short walk through the National Garden or Zapeion.

The hills of Filopapos and Pnyx are also nearby, as well as the ancient Agora, the temple of Hephaestus and the oldest traditional neighborhoods of Plaka, Anafiotika, Monastiraki, Psyrri, Keramikos, at the northwest slopes of the sacred rock.

Our neighborhood, Monastiraki is a vivid area with iconic sights, such as the ruins of the Hadrian Library, the Ancient Agora of Athens, and the restored Lodge of Attalos. The Monastiraki outdoor market has many shops with traditional products, handmade Greek sandals, and a number of shops with various artifacts, jewelry, and more.

The streets of Monastiraki are full of tavernas, cafés, and restaurants overlooking the Acropolis. Accross  the street from the Monastiraki metro station, is the restored Turkish Mosque, which is now hosting a traditional ceramic museum.

One of the top must-visit places in the area, is the famous Flea Market at Monastiraki, the place-to-be, especially on a Sunday morning!

A little bit further, Thiseio is another traditional neighborhood in downtown Athens, northwest of the Acropolis. The name was derived from the Temple of Hephaestus, which was mistakenly named in reference to Theseus, the mythical king of Athens. The area has many cafés and cultural meeting points. At the wide pedestrian street, you will often see people enjoying a long night walk, among the beautiful surroundings. Thiseio displays a unique layout with many neoclassical buildings dominating the area and it is today one of the liveliest neighborhoods in Athens.

Surrounded by the ancient and modern city, within a unique blend of urban atmosphere, Lexi-Logos center offers an inspiring route to the Greek history and culture, on your way to your lesson.

A spectacular panoramic view from our 6th-floor school and terrace completes your Athenian experience.

Join us at 3 Kapnikareas Square. 6th floor (near Syntagma or Monastiraki Metro station), Athens downtown 105 63 – Greece

Online Greek courses available 24/7 via easy-to-use and free of charge software (Skype, Zoom, etc.)


 
 

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