A district of Athens adjacent to the Ancient Agora overlooking the Acropolis. Its name is due to the nearby temple of Hephaestus, originally having been erroneously identified with a temple of Theseus. After the liberation of Athens its main square became the meeting point of the local people on Sunday mornings. Already at the beginning of the 20th century it was a popular city-quarter thanks to its open-air cinemas, theatres and cafés. The “Cine Theseion”, the oldest open-air cinema in Greece, has run since 1938. The area with its splendid mansions dating from the early 20th century has been integrated to the Athens Archaeological Park.
Today it is a vibrant city-quarter with a famous pedestrian street lined with art galleries, cafés, bars and restaurants. Either you go there for a morning stroll or for an evening drink, Theseion always offers an incredible view of the Acropolis hill.