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Month: March 2017

Shop ’til you drop in Athens

Shop ’til you drop in Athens

Try an unforgettable 3 hours shopping walk in Athens. If there is one thing we love more than fashion is local fashion! This walking tour is great for getting to know the local fashion scene of Athens and the great people behind it! Put on […]

Kolonaki

Kolonaki

Kolonaki, which stretches between Vas. Sofias avenue and Lycabettus hill, is a wealthy and upmarket district. It is one of the capital’s leading and informed shopping areas, from dressing and decoration to food and fun. It includes a number of high-end boutiques from young adult […]

Exarcheia

Exarcheia

Exarcheia is the name of a neighborhood in downtown Athens,  close to the historical building of the National Technical University of Athens.  It took the name from a merchant named Exarchos who opened a large general store in Themistokleous street. Exarcheia is bordered on the east by Kolonaki and is framed by Patission Street, Panepistimiou Street and Alexandras Avenue. The first inhabitants were workers from the Cyclades, and their population growth began in 1865. The housing of historical universities such as the Law School of Athens and the National Technical University of Athens made Exarcheia square a  major student attraction. The neighborhood played a significant role in the social and political life of Greece. It is there where the Athens Polytechnical uprising of November 1973 took place and it is considered the most turning point in the newest history of Greece. Also, this Athenian neighborhood  was and still remains the home of many important personalities of art and literature.

The Exarcheia region is famous as a home for Greek anarchists but the truth is far from this.  It is still home to many bookstores, offices, galleries, new restaurants and alternative bars. During the day the area is full of students going to lectures and professionals going to their offices. At night students and generally young people are gathering to many bars and taverns around the district to enjoy a coffee or a dinner.

The eurekAthens team!

Koukaki

Koukaki

koukaki district is on the southeast side of the Filopappus Hill in Athens. It borders with the regions of Petralona, Neos Kosmos and the Acropolis and is crossed by Syggrou Avenue. Koukaki is a densely populated area, already congested by the 1960s and 1970s, but […]

Monastiraki and Thission

Monastiraki and Thission

Monastiraki is an Athenian district around of Monastiraki Square, close to the districts of Psiri, Plaka and Thission. Its name is derived from the old church located on the square, at the intersection of Athenas streets and Ermou. It is a central and very lively square […]

Psiri

Psiri

The special charm of Psiri neighborhood, which is sourrounded by roads Athenas, Ermou, Piraeus and Evripidou, is making a long journey through history and was one of the eight neighborhoods institutionalized the Turkish occupied Athens.

Despite this first report, the roots of its history goes even deeper. When Athens became the capital of the Greek state, wealthy aristocrats chose Psiri for residence and built  beautiful neoclassical buildings, some of them still retain their prestige. Over the years, the tavernas in the Heroes square  began to gather people of the night who loved the bustle and brawls. Best known as “koutsavakides” caused trouble and terrorized Athens using Psiri as their base for over 50 years. They literally governed the neighborhood and even the police were afraid to set foot in Psiri.

Later, as everywhere, the area next to the center with its beautiful buildings and little leather shops fascinated those who were seeking the new. Within a few years, restaurants, design shops, galleries, bars and creative agencies, gave the kiss of life and the neighborhood turned into a meeting place and nightlife.

But even today, remnants of the old neighborhood, such as the outdoor Easter bazaar with Naxian agricultural and livestock products is set up every year around the square, travelling the guests back to its glamorous past.

The eurekAthens team!

Syntagma square and around

Syntagma square and around

Syntagma square is the most central  square of Athens. Syntagma means constitution and took its name from  the Constitution that the first King of Greece Otto was obliged to grant, after an uprising on 3 September 1843. In front of Syntagma square is located the Greek […]

Navigating in Athens and the suburbs with public transportation

Navigating in Athens and the suburbs with public transportation

Metro (subway) The Metro network in Athens is without any doubt the most convenient way to visit almost any neighborhoodand sights of interest in the city. Below you can find the detailed official map of the metro network. www.stasy.gr/fileadmin/pages_material/metakinitheite/maps/Diktyo_Meson_Statheris_Trohias.jpg There are 3 metro lines (green, […]

Akropoli, Plaka and Anafiotika

Akropoli, Plaka and Anafiotika

Maybe the most famous neighborhood of Athens! Lies in the shadow of the Acropolis hill, one of the most oldest neighborhoods of Europe and is synonimus to the glorious, ancient ruins, the development of arts, the establishment of democracy, the Byzantine churches and the restored neoclassical building of our time.

Today, Plaka is  perhaps the only neighborhood, which although in the heart of Athens is not accessible by car. This probably played a key role in maintaining the divine atmosphere.  Plaka is well known for its numerous restaurants, colorful shops,the sights and atmospheric cafes and bars. The narrow streets and the whitewashed stairs attract each year, millions of tourists from around the world. The famous Anafiotika, a part of Plaka, described by many as an island in the heart of the Greek capital, took its name by  labors who arrived from Anafi (Cycladic island ) to work as rebuilders of the city and the construction of Otto’s palaces. The workers said that they chose to build their houses  according to the Cycladic architecture, because it reminded them of their homeland …

What to see

♥  The parthenon

♣  The Acropolis Museum http://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en/

♥ Lysicrates monument

♥ Filopapou hill (pnika,socrates prison)

♣  Art Museum of modern jewellery, Ilias Lalaounis

 

What to taste

♥ Attikos grill house

♥ Dioskouri

 

The eurikAthens team!

Top 5 Athenian museums

Top 5 Athenian museums

1) The Acropolis Museum The new lavish Acropolis Museum opened to the public on 20 June 2009. It is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on […]


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