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Anafiotika

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Address: On northeast slope of Acropolis rock, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Best Hidden Athens Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens

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Definitely walk around Anafiotika

If you go to Plaka or Monastiraki and have an hour to walk around, go to Anafiotika. Probably in the afternoon 6-8 PM in the summer is better so you can avoid the heat of the day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you go to Plaka or Monastiraki and have an hour to walk around, go to Anafiotika. Probably in the afternoon 6-8 PM in the summer is better so you can avoid the heat of the day. The houses are old and the streets are narrow just like the old days of Greece. It is very unusual to see this... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

in the heart of Athens, withing a walking distance of Acropolis full of nice cafes and restaurants and boutiques shops, best place to grab a souvenirs ;)

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

one of the most beautiful and grafical and traditional areas of the old athens,situated at the plaka area going towards acropolis

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

By visiting the place is like visiting a village of a Cyclades island like Paros! ... and you are just at the foot of Parthenon the temple symbol of the Athens city!

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Eustis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I loved Anafiotika. It's a quiet, cool respite from the bustle of Plaka. So few people visit this neighborhood despite it being only a few steps (upward) from Plaka. You will mix with locals and a tourists here, but the vibe is definitely more laid-back, well, like the islands! Great for strolling and getting a bite to eat.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Walk slowly in the little paths that resemble to the ones in the Cyclades islands, smell the flowers in the yards and the balconies, wonder around Plaka and you will capture the feeling of the old Athenian neighbourhood...splendid feeling

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Lovely village charm in the heart of the city. Lots of photo worthy places to see as you stroll through. Cats galore, lounging here, there, and everywhere. At points it can be somewhat steep, so you may want to avoid coming here during the heat of the day. Go early or late for some great views of the city!

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Napa Valley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Anafiotika is truly a place apart -- a hillside village straight from the Cyclades with white-washed buildings and sea-blue doors, with cats prowling cobblestone streets awash with colorful flowers. It's above -- and a respire from -- the bustling Plaka district. Head uphill and watch for little signs. It might be a bit tough to find the first time, but... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Probably one of the best promenades in Athens.Walking in this neighborhood, just below Acropolis, makes you feel like being in an island. Small houses, narrow paths, and plants constist of an idillyc landscape.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Anafiotika is the most beautiful part of plaka ! It is full of small white houses and flowers in their yards. You feel like walking in a Greek island or in Athens back in 1950s. It's non touristic and you can have walk and take dozens of photos . Really close to acropolis museum

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Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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