Athens is a place renowned for its history and culture. It is also the most famous city of ancient Greece, a part of the world where Western science is said to have been born. Many remains providing evidence of this period can be found all around, together with more contemporary scientific displays such as science museums and planetariums. The author is a native of Athens who loves travelling and writing about science. While on trips he also enjoys seeking out hidden cafes that help him relax and digest his new discoveries. This scientific guide to Athens combines all the above passions. It introduces you to little known scientific monuments such as an ancient carved calendar and the site where astronomical measurements were taken 2,500 years ago. It also informs you of museums with scientific themes, planetariums and star observatories. For each site introduced, a nearby cafe is recommended as one of the author’s favourites. A map is provided on the companion website with the locations of all cafes and places of interest. If you are a keen traveller, with an interest in science and also enjoy a good cup of coffee, this guide is definitely for you.
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Table of contents
Tower of the Winds
Church of Saint Eleytherios
National Archaeological Museum
Museum of Ancient Greek Technology
Museum of the Ancient Agora
Sundial of the National Garden
Museum of Herakleidon
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
Goulandris Museum of Natural History
Hellenic IT Museum
Museums of the University of Athens
MAP OF SCIENTIFIC SITES & CAFES