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National Observatory of Athens - Thiseio

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We saw Saturn!!

Brilliant visit to the observatory. We went on the English tour at 9pm and it was very interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Very new and unbelievable

The place is on hill with a very unique view up high to see the precious museum and at the end u... read more

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Lofos Nymfon, Athens 11810, Greece
Thissio / Makriyanni
+30 21 0349 0160
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant visit to the observatory. We went on the English tour at 9pm and it was very interesting. The two physicists were really interesting and passionate about science and the observatory. It ended with the whole group being able to look through the telescope at...More

Thank PhilGez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is on hill with a very unique view up high to see the precious museum and at the end u will witness the live view for one of the planets on the sky, we were lucky to see the Saturn planet with its...More

Thank NanoSoli
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Booked into one of the night tours at the observatory last week and was not disappointed. Unless you are a big group l, you can’t book in advance so turn up early-21:40 for the English tour. You get a brief overview of the building and...More

2  Thank Sarahd8119
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to visit. We learns a lot and found the whole visit interesting. For 5 Euros it’s awesome value. The only advise I would give is to find out tour times before you go as they close the gates in between the tours and...More

2  Thank bulletmc52
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Great attraction for all you astronomy lovers, and for those who aren't. the tour is very nice, you are taken to see a truely exceptional place with a rich history... you should check the events schedule in advance to see what are the dates of...More

5  Thank Omri Y
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We visited this place last night. If you are staying in Athens overnight u need to see this place. All staff were very courteous and passionate about it. They had good sense of humor and knowledge about subjects in depth. English speaking tour guide miss...More

Thank Manoj T
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing place, enjoy your time visiting the observatory. Funny staff and an incredible atmosphere, worth it =D

Thank Israel S
Reviewed 13 May 2018

It was one of the most impressive moments in Athens - perfect place with amazing view to Acropolis, but still in the "dark mystical park" where you can feel the history. Dont forget to visit it during the night to see the Moon through their...More

Thank Sarka007
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Though we did not go into the observatory, we found it to be one of the best locations to get a view of the Acropolis. The groves of olive trees nearby are interesting for travelers who don’t often see them at home.

1  Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

On a clear winter night we chose to visit the observatory of Athens in Thisio. After star gazing through the old telescope and admiring Parthenon from Philopapou hill, we got to enter to the main observatory building where our guide took us through the various...More

Thank KateAthens
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Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient
temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small
wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer
numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely
pedestrianised Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between
the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth
climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges
with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the
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29 June 2017|
Response from KaterinakiL | Reviewed this property |
hi. don't know for the advance booking to be honest. it was a group organized visit. i don't believe you will have any problem even if you haven't purchased a ticket. i believe 9:30 and afterwards will be great. i hope you... More
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