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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!



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