Kipseli Sightseeing Guide

Kipseli in Attica (region) with it's 2,096 habitants is located in Greece close to Athens, the country's capital town. To learn more about Kipseli in general, check the Kipseli destination guide. These are some of the noteworthy things about this place.

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Map of local sightseeing hints

The map features the more popular and well known points of interest from this area.

30 sightseeing spots quickly introduced

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Ano Patisia metro station

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Ano Patisia station is an Athens Metro station in Ano Patisia, Athens, Greece. It is located at 15.269 km from the starting point in Piraeus. The current station is build on a viaduct at the location of a train station on the former Lavriou Square-Strofyli railway line. The old station of Attica Railways was opened on February 4, 1885, and closed down on August 8, 1938, pending electrification. The railway level crossing, which was replaced with a viaduct when the line was electrified, gave the location its old name Alyssida. The station was converted to standard gauge and was opened as part of the extension of Hellenic Electric Railways to Kifissia in February 1956. The station has two platforms and a reversing siding located between the up and down lines, which can connect to either track, so it can be used as a terminal station if needed. Ano Patissia station was actually used until 1985 as the northern terminus of a local service Thision-Patisia, to improve the service in the central part of the line. After a recent renovation for the 2004 Olympic Games, the station features escalators and lifts for the disabled. The station is located next to the Eastern Orthodox parish church of Saint Barbara and near the shopping area of Ano Patisia.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • ISAP stations
  • Railway stations opened in 1956

Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium (Greek: Στάδιο Απόστολος Νικολαΐδης) is a football stadium in Athens, Greece. The stadium, has been the home of Panathinaikos FC and has played for most of the years of its existence, since its foundation back in 1908. The stadium is named after deceased club president Apostolos Nikolaidis. It is in the Ambelokipi district of Athens, east of the Lycabettus Hill and on Alexandras Avenue, by which name it is most commonly known (Leoforos Alexandras or simply Leoforos). The stadium's record attendance was recorded in 1967, when 29.665 spectators watched the Cup Winners Cup game between Panathinaikos FC and FC Bayern Munich. The venue also houses a small basketball and volleyball court, a swimming pool, a boxing rink and offices, all contained under the stands.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Football venues in Greece
  • Panathinaikos FC
  • Sports venues in Athens

Athens Exchange

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Athens Exchange homepage

The Athens Stock Exchange or ASE or ATHEX (Greek: Χρηματιστήριο Αθηνών or ΧΑ) is a stock exchange located in Athens, Greece.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • 1876 establishments in Greece
  • Companies established in 1896
  • Economy of Athens
  • Economy of Greece
  • Stock exchanges in Europe

Athens University of Economics and Business

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Athens University of Economics and Business homepage

Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) (Greek: Οικονομικό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών, Oikonomiko Panepistimio Athinon, abbrev. Ο. Π. Α. , OPA) was founded in 1920 in Athens, Greece. Its buildings are housed on Patision Street. Before 1989, the university was known in Greek as the Supreme School of Economics and Business (Ανωτάτη Σχολή Οικονομικών και Εμπορικών Επιστημών, Anotati Scholi Oikonomikon kai Emborikon Epistimon, abbrev. Α. Σ. Ο. Ε. Ε. , ASOEE) Though the university's official name has changed, it is still known popularly in Greek by this former acronym. AUEB is the leading Economics and Business university in Greece. It is the third oldest higher educational institute and the oldest in the fields of Economics and Business in Greece.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Business schools in Greece
  • Economy of Athens
  • Education in Athens
  • Educational institutions established in 1920
  • Universities in Greece

Attiki metro station

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Attiki station is a railway station in Athens, Greece. The station opened in 1885. It was the main hub of Attica Railways, a metre gauge network connecting donwtown Athens with the mining town of Lavrion and the northern suburbs of Marousi and Kifissia. Lavrion trains were diverted to the SPAP line in 1929 and passenger services to Kifissia were suspended in 1938. In 1949 the station was converted to standard gauge and became the northern terminus of the Athens-Piraeus line of Hellenic Electric Railways. The new electrified line was again extended to Kifissia, leaving Attiki as an intermediate station. Two underground platforms were added in 2000 for Athens Metro Line 2 trains. The station entrance and the ISAP platforms were renovated extensively in 2003-2004. Part of the old station is used as a trolleybus garage by ILPAP. Today the station is served by the ISAP and Athens Metro urban networks. There are train storage sidings for ISAP trains and a service connection between the ISAP and Athens Metro lines.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Athens Metro stations
  • ISAP stations

Attiki, Athens

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Attiki is a neighborhood of Athens, Greece and home of Attiki station.

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  • Neighbourhoods in Athens

Austrian Archaeological Institute at Athens

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Austrian Archaeological Institute at Athens (German: Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut Athen; Greek: Αυστριακό Αρχαιολογικό Ινστιτούτο Αθηνών) is one of the 17 foreign archaeological institutes operating in Athens, Greece. It is a branch of the Austrian Archaeological Institute based in Vienna. Founded in 1898, it is the fifth oldest such institution in Greece. Its main role is to provide a basis for Austrian scholars active in Greece, and to facilitate Austrian-run archaeological projects in the country.

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  • Foreign Archaeological Institutes in Greece

City of Athens Cultural Center

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The City of Athens Cultural Center is the cultural center of the Municipality of Athens, in Greece. It is housed in a 1836 neoclassical building in the center of Athens. Originally the building housed the Municipal Hospital. It includes three exhibition rooms, the Fotis Kontoglou, Georgios Iakovidis and Nikolaos Gyzis halls, as well as the Antonis Tritsis amphitheatre, which holds various interdisciplinary seminars, conferences and other events.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Art museums and galleries in Greece
  • Buildings and structures in Athens
  • Culture in Athens
  • Infrastructure completed in 1836
  • Municipality of Athens
  • Visitor attractions in Athens

Epigraphical Museum

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Epigraphical Museum of Athens, Greece, is the third-largest museum of ancient inscriptions in the world. Its collection comprises 13,500 inscriptions, mostly Latin, from early historical times to the Late Roman period. It is situated in the south wing of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Four of its rooms are accessible to visitors, while the rest is reserved for researchers. A full photographic archive of the collection is being assembled for future visitors.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • 1885 establishments in Greece
  • Archaeological museums in Greece
  • Literary museums
  • Museums established in 1885
  • Museums in Athens
  • Museums of Ancient Greece

French School at Athens

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The French School at Athens (French: École française d’Athènes; Greek: Γαλλική Σχολή Αθηνών) is one of the seventeen foreign archaeological institutes operating in Athens, Greece.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Educational institutions established in 1846
  • Foreign Archaeological Institutes in Greece
  • Text societies

German Archaeological Institute at Athens

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The German Archaeological Institute at Athens (German: Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Athen; Greek: Γερμανικό Αρχαιολογικό Ινστιτούτο Αθηνών) is one of the 17 foreign archaeological institutes operating in Athens, Greece.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Classical educational institutes
  • Foreign Archaeological Institutes in Greece

Grava school complex

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Grava school complex (Greek: σχολικό συγκρότημα Γκράβας) in Athens, is one of the largest school complexes in Greece, where 24 different schools are located, from kindergartens to high-schools.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Education in Athens
  • Schools in Greece

Hackerspace.gr

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Hackerspace.gr homepage

Hackerspace. gr ('hsgr') is a hackerspace in Athens, Greece, established in 2011.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Computer clubs in Greece
  • Cultural centers
  • Culture in Athens
  • DIY culture
  • Hackerspace

Hellenic Military Geographical Service

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Hellenic Military Geographical Service homepage

The Hellenic Military Geographical Service or HMGS (Greek: Γεωγραφική Υπηρεσία Στρατού or Γ. Υ. Σ. , is the Greek military mapping agency.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Geography organizations
  • Hellenic Army
  • National cartographic agencies

Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens (IIHSA) (Irish: Institiúid Éireannach san Ataen don Léann Heilléanach; Greek: Ιρλανδικό Ινστιτούτο Ελληνικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα) is one of the 17 foreign archaeological institutes operating in Athens, Greece.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Charities based in the Republic of Ireland
  • Foreign Archaeological Institutes in Greece

Kypseli, Athens

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Kypseli is a neighbourhood which forms much of the 6th municipal department in the centre of Athens, the capital of Greece. The population of the area is around 50,000.

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  • Neighbourhoods in Athens

Lycabettus Funicular

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Lycabettus Funicular is a funicular railway to the top of Mount Lycabettus in the Greek capital city of Athens. It was constructed in the 1960s by the Greek Tourist Organisation (EOT) and was inaugurated on April 18, 1965. The terminal stations are situated at Aristippou street, in Kolonaki, and the Chapel of St. George, near the top of the hill. Between the terminal stations, the line is entirely in tunnel. In 2002 extensive refurbishment was carried out, involving replacement of the motor, of the hydraulic brake unit, of the electronics safety systems, of the control room and of the two cars of the funicular. The railway now runs daily services, with a capacity of about 400 persons per hour.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Funicular railways in Greece
  • Railway lines opened in 1965
  • Transport in Athens

Lycée Léonin

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Lycée Léonin homepage

The Lycée Léonin,, is the oldest independent educational institution in Athens, Greece. The school belongs to the Catholic Church and is run by the Community of the Marist Brothers (Frères Maristes), a group of Catholic monks dedicated to education. It is a non-profit co-educational private school, founded in 1838. The school has campuses in Nea Smyrni and Patissia.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • 1838 establishments in Greece
  • Education in Athens
  • Educational institutions established in 1838
  • Marist Brothers schools

Mount Lycabettus

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Mount Lycabettus, also known as Lycabettos, Lykabettos or Lykavittos, is a Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens, Greece. At 277 meters (908 feet) above sea level, the hill is the highest point in the city that surrounds it. Pine trees cover its base, and at its two peaks are the 19th century Chapel of St. George, a theatre, and a restaurant. The hill is a popular tourist destination and can be ascended by the Lycabettus Funicular, a funicular railway which climbs the hill from a lower terminus at Kolonaki (The railway station can be found at Aristippou street). Lycabettus appears in various legends. Popular stories suggest it was once the refuge of wolves, possibly the origin of its name (which means "the one that is walked by wolves"). Mythologically, Lycabettus is credited to Athena, who created it when she dropped a mountain she had been carrying from Pallene for the construction of the Acropolis after the box holding Erichthonius was opened. The hill also has a large open-air theater at the top, which has housed many Greek and international concerts.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Geography of Athens
  • Hills of Greece
  • Outdoor theatres
  • Visitor attractions in Athens

National Archaeological Museum, Athens

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: National Archaeological Museum, Athens homepage

The National Archaeological Museum (Greek: Εθνικό Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο) in Athens houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. It is considered one of the great museums in the world and contains the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity worldwide. It is situated in the Exarcheia area in central Athens between Epirus Street, Bouboulinas Street and Tositsas Street while its entrance is on the Patission Street adjacent to the historical building of the Athens Polytechnic university.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • 1829 establishments in Greece
  • Art museums and galleries in Greece
  • Infrastructure completed in 1889
  • Museums established in 1829
  • Museums of Ancient Greece
  • Mycenaean Greece
  • National Archaeological Museum of Athens

National Technical University of Athens

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: National Technical University of Athens homepage

The National Technical University of Athens (Greek: Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο, National Metsovian Polytechnic), sometimes known as Athens Polytechnic, is among the oldest and most prestigious higher education institutions of Greece. It is named Metsovion in honor of its benefactors Nikolaos Stournaris, Eleni Tositsa, Michail Tositsas and Georgios Averoff, whose origin is from the town of Metsovo in Epirus. It was founded in 1837 as a part-time vocational school named Royal School of Arts which, as its role in the technical development of the fledgling state grew, developed into Greece's sole institution providing engineering degrees up until the 1950s, when polytechnics were established outside Athens. Its traditional campus, located in the center of the city of Athens on Patision Avenue, features a suite of magnificent neo-classical buildings by architect Lysandros Kaftantzoglou (1811–1885). A suburban campus, the Zografou Campus, was built in the 1980s. NTUA is divided into nine academic Schools, eight being for the engineering disciplines, including architecture, and one for applied sciences (mathematics and physics). Undergraduate studies have a duration of 5 years. The university comprises about 700 of academic staff, 140 scientific assistants and 260 administrative and technical staff. It has, also, a total number of 8,500 undergraduates and about 1,500 postgraduate students. Eight of the NTUA's Schools are housed at the Zografou Campus, while the School of Architecture is based at the Patision Complex.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Education in Athens
  • Educational institutions established in 1837
  • Engineering universities and colleges in Greece
  • National Technical University of Athens
  • National Technical University of Athens alumni
  • Science and technology in Greece
  • Technical universities and colleges
  • Universities in Greece

Nea Filothei

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Nea Filothei is a neighborhood of Athens, Greece.

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  • Neighbourhoods in Athens

Omonoia metro station

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Omonoia station is an underground station in Omonoia square of Athens used by Athens Metro and ISAP. The first station opened 1895 but had been completely redesigned until 1930 as a Metro station. In 2000 the additional platforms for Line 2 was opened.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Athens Metro stations
  • ISAP stations

Patission Street

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Patission Street is one of the major streets in central Athens, Greece. Though it is known as Patission, its name was changed to 28 October Street, commemorating the day in 1940 that the Greek dictator Ioannis Metaxas refused the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's ultimatum that Greece submit to Italian control, thus starting the Greco-Italian War. Patission Street connects the area known as Patissia with Omonoia square in the center of Athens. It is crowded by bus and trolley bus lines, which connect the city center with Kypseli (trolley lines 2, 4, 9), Lamprini (trolley lines 5, 13, 14), Patissia (trolley line 11), N. Filadelpheia (trolley line 3), Perissos (bus lines 605, 054), Marousi (bus line A8) and Galatsi (bus line 608). It is a southbound one-way route with a northbound bus lane until it meets Marnis street, and it has three lanes per direction until Amerikis Square.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Streets in Athens

Pedion tou Areos

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Pedion tou Areos or Pedion Areos (meaning Field of Mars, corresponding to the French Champ de Mars and the ancient Campus Martius) is one of the largest public parks in Athens, Greece. It is also the name of the wider neighbourhood.

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  • Neighbourhoods in Athens

Polygono, Athens

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Polygono is a neighborhood of Athens, Greece.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Neighbourhoods in Athens

Railway Museum of Athens

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Railway Museum of Athens, Greece, was founded by the Hellenic Railways Organisation (OSE) in 1978. It is currently located at 4 Siokou Street, next to the mainline from Athens to Inoi. The museum has a collection of items related to the history of rail transport in Greece, many of them exhibited in its five rooms. The museum is open daily from 09:00 to 13:00 except Mondays, and is also open on Wednesday evenings from 17:00 to 20:00. Admission is free. Photography in the museum is prohibited.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Museums in Athens
  • Railway museums in Greece

Strefi Hill

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Strefi Hill is located in the neighborhood of Exarcheia in Athens, Greece northwest of mount Lykavittos. It belonged to the Strefis family. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, a stone quarry operated there, but in the 1920s its operation was suspended and trees were planted on the hill. In 1963, the Strefis family handed over the hill to the city of Athens.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Geography of Athens

Theatrical Museum of Greece

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Museum and Study Centre of the Greek Theatre is a museum in Athens, Greece. It was founded by the historian of the Greek Theatre, Yiannis Sideris in 1938.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Museums in Athens
  • Theatre in Greece
  • Theatre museums

Villa Amalia (Athens)

Located at 38, 23.74 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Villa Amalia is the common name of the building that hosted the former 2nd High School of Athens in Greece. It is located in the corner of Acharnon and Heiden streets, near Victoria metro station. It was an anarchist squat, active since 1990. Following a raid in December 2012, the police have evicted the squatters. The Mayor of the City of Athens Giorgos Kaminis announced that the building will be transformed into a school or cultural center.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Anarchist communities
  • Anarchist organizations in Greece
  • Schools in Greece
  • Squats

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