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Thebes (Greek: Thiva) is a city in Boeotia, central Greece.


Thebes is an unassuming modern town built on the site of the ancient city of the same name which played a dominant role over Classic Greece during the 4th century BC until its destruction by Alexander in 335 BC.

The only reason to make a stop in Thebes is to visit its archaeological museum, one of the most important in Greece.

Get inEdit

Map of Thebes (Greece)
  • KTEL Intercity Buses operate from Athens (15 daily) to Thiva’s 1 central bus station.
  • Daily trains from Athens to Thebes 2 Railway station in less than one hour. Trains schedule can be found on Train OSE website.

Get aroundEdit


  • 1 Archaelogical Museum, Threpsiadi 1. Exhibits originate from excavations all around Boeotia, spanning from the Palaeolithic to the Post Byzantine periods.    




  • 1 Alati kai Piperi, 38, Dirkis Str, +30 22620 81122. Burger, souvlaki, sandwiches
  • 2 Barbeque, 86, Epameinonda Str (Central Square), +30 2262 089098. 10AM–2AM. Grilled foods
  • 3 Ladokolla, 105, Epameinonda Str. (Central Square), +30 2262 028400. Seafood dishes




Go nextEdit

Tower in Aigosthena
  • Delphi — about 100 km eastwards
  • Eleutherae (by the old National Road to Athens) — One of the best preserved fortresses of Ancient Greece dated between 370 and 360 BC.
  • Porto Germenos (45 km south by the old National Road to Athens) — A small seaside resort on the forested shores of Alkyonides Gulf, near the ruins of the Ancient Aigosthena, a fortified city still retaining several of the tallest surviving towers of ancient Greece.
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