Monetary Museum Garden

The Monetary Museum is in Panepistimiou str a few metres form Syntagma metro station.
A beautiful old building designed by architect Ernst Ziller, that used to be Heinrich Schliemann'shome, named Iliou Melathron (=palace of Ilion).

This is the view while entering the garden

and this is the way Panepistimiou str
is (not!) seen from the garden.
There is a cute, quiet coffee shop in the garden behind the building, where you can have some time of peace and rest, away from the noise and the sun!


Anonymous said...

I bet that the museum is very interesting. The garden seems like a really good place to take a break from the city without any big commuting.

Andrea said...

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Lois said...

It looks like a lovely place! I would enjoy that coffee shop.

Nori said...

Nice place to meet your friends!
I like to chat with you there, if you don't mind.

From your uncle in Japan

lemon said...

Nori: ahahahaha, I should have known I have an uncle in Japan, that is the explanation why it interests me so much!!

Every one of you all is wellcomed to have a coffee with me there!

Anonymous said...

Oh, and Drambliukas means "little elephant" in Lithuanian :)

Vogon Poet said...

Thank to you I am learning of a lot of quiet coffee shops if I'll come again to Athens.

Fio said...

Monetary Museum? It must be very interesting place. As far as I know they make yummy hot chocolate there ;-)

Tinsie said...

WOW! I never knew that garden was there!!!

Athens, the capital of Greece, with more than 3.000.000 people....
It's not just ancient ruins and pollution.
Its' also the suburbs, everyday people, gardens, bitter orange trees.