Thission is a neighborhood with interesting contrasts: a wide pedestrian street, Apostolou Pavlou, leading from the metro station to the Acropolis, flanked by the temple of Hephaestus on one hand and a series of cafes on the other. This pedestrian area also features an impromptu open air market, selling balloons, incense sticks and handmade trinkets, with performances by itinerant musicians . The open air cinema Cine Thission has been ranked by CNN amongst the top of the world’s best movie theatres and the Herakleidon Museum is a major attraction in this neighborhood. Herakleidon street and Akamantos are full of lively cafes and bars and the Athens Observatory above the imposing church of Agia Marina crowns the whole area. As soon as you leave these busy streets, the atmosphere changes to a quiet, residential area, with many renovated neoclassical houses and arty shops.