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Anafiotika

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Address: On northeast slope of Acropolis rock, Athens 999-20, Greece

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An island in the city of Athens

If you're visitng Athens but you don't have time to visit one of the famous greek islands then you have definitely search for tiny neighborhood of Anafiotika which lies in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

If you're visitng Athens but you don't have time to visit one of the famous greek islands then you have definitely search for tiny neighborhood of Anafiotika which lies in the northerneast side of the Acropolis hill. In 1922 workers from the island of Anafi came to Athens in order to work as constructor workers in the refurbishment of King... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Obviously, it wasn't the easiest place to find. I'd read that in other reviews. But it is adorable when you do find it...white washed walls, blue shudders, quaintness. But give yourself a little time to wander the small streets 'til you find it.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a place you have to visit during your trip in Athens nomatter how short it is . Its really an island built in the center of the town by "locals" now ,that have come from the marvellous island of Cyclades complex, Anafi . The little symmetrical white houses with the multicolours flowers in their own small yards as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If you have time after you visit the Acropolis and the Museum it worths walking taking the small road on the left corner to the Dyonissus theater .You will find the atmospheare of an island village right in the heart of Athens . Walking around the these small streets and exploring the area you will find places to have a... More 

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is on the side of the Acropolis that is away from the main area. There are restaurants, stalls, cafes, etc in all sorts of lanes and roads. We were lucky enough to grab a take away coffee and sit in a open area and listen to a 3 piece jazz band - it was great. A top spot to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Not many words can describe this place. Not a big walking distance but if you couldnt visit the greek islands then you have to move around these roads. Very picturesque, offered for great pictures!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

One of the busiest restaurants in this area because of the most welcoming staff, incredible Greek food in big portions and a buzzing atmosphere on a street terrace. Amazing value for money - including a carafe of wine and some free bread thrown in for good measure. Would go back in a flash for the souvlaki, halloumi, tapenade, pitta... The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Don´t miss a walk around this picturesque area of Athens. It´s right next to Plaka and it consists of crooked little streets and some very, very old constructions. It has some cafes but not so many and so it´s nice and quiet. We absolutely loved it!

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concord nh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The area known as Anafiotika on the side of the Acropolis is a hidden jewel in the bustling city of Athens. With it's white-washed houses, narrow lanes and lovely views of Athens you will never realize you are in a city of millions! It's very reminiscent of a small village on one of the Cyclades Islands, intimate, inviting, and exciting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I would recommend visiting on a sunny day not in the eating hours so that you can take pictures without crowds sitting in restaurants. Wouldn't go there alone after dark though!

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Staying in Plaka

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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.