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Anafiotika

Address: On northeast slope of Acropolis rock, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Ranked #12 of 179 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Irvine, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We did not know about this in the beginning, but stumpled upon it while walking through the Plaka and old marketplace. It is quiet, very local and full of very quaint and pleasant restaurants.

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Mountain Lakes, NJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We wandered through this charming hilly area on our way from the Acropolis area to the Agora while following a Rick Steves walking tour. I don't know that I would say it is truly a "destination," but worth it to see a neighborhood like this in the heart of Athens. I was happy we had the map and guide because... More

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Perth, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We took an early morning wander around the streets of Athens and found this little hideaway. Yes very Cycladic island style houses in a peaceful small community. You don't really want to disturb the peace for the people that live here , so just take a quiet wander and move on for a coffee in one of the nearby wonderful... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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144 reviews 144 reviews
123 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The difference between Anafiotika and other shopping areas of the world is that, not only are the shops below the old homes of ageless structures, but also, one can find something to buy, something to drink, something to eat and something to look at. Cobblestreets with the sounds of locals conversing, souvenirs here and there and then there are the... More

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Athens, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

it looks like an island village and it's just under the rock of the Acropolis. Many artists have their ateliers there. It's so different and beautifully unexpected. Definitely a nice walk not to be missed!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Beautiful, wonderful place for a stroll... if you can find it! Took us about 2 hours wandering around to get there. Quite a climb too, but it was worth it :)

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Absolutely beautiful and well worth the little climb - typical island design of the houses built by people from Anafi. Lots of little lanes and steps, all full of greenery and flowers. The very many cats around certainly add to the charm of this little hidden gem. Un-commercial - no cafes there but lots just down the hill.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Don't go here in the daylight or you will feel very let down. In fact don't go there at all! The streets are full of graffiti and the whole area very run down. I had visions of quaint streets in old Athens and hoped to take attractive pictures there. Quite the opposite and I couldn't understand why any guide book... More

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The atmosphere around this place is quite different and I also found the place to be artistic as well. I loved walking through these neighborhoods. It is easy and pleasant on eyes and after a trip to Acropolis, this was a double fun trip for us. The place also has a lot of restaurants and small shops and discovering each... More

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Athens, Greece
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This area is part of the Plaka area. If you come in plain summer, visit it until 13:00 or after 19:30, because it's hot. The houses are typically small, the stairs lead all the way up to one major one connecting that area with the pedestrian street of Herodou Attikou and the feet of the Acropolis. Lots of taverns and... More

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