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Anafiotika

On northeast slope of Acropolis rock, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Ranked #18 of 198 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods
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Athens, Greece
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Anafiotika is the uppermost part of Plaka district. Actually is a relatively new part of the modern Athens. It is just bellow the Acropolis walls. The area was deserted and offered to stone workers from Anafi Greek island. The Bavarian rule during the early years of modern Greece wanted a palace, and hired skilled workers from Anafi. Miraculously this part... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Liked it for its ambience and if you sit on one of the terraces of the restaurants lining up this stepped alley then, post 8.30pm, the lighted view of the acropolis provides a good idea of how the splendour of the acropolis would have been in the years gone by. The yellow lighting hides the ruins very well and one... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

you can stroll around this charming little neighbourhood on your way to Plaka or Monastiraki, or you can take a hike to Acropolis through it, or even sit down and have a drink or eat something in a tiny little restaurant - either way just relax and enjoy. And definitely bring your camera.

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Iowa
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47 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I echo the sentiments of most others. I found this little neighborhood to be so charming. Having yet to have been to the Greek islands, I feel like we at least got a taste of that experience. Really, what's not to like.....quaint little houses on their steep and narrow paths, a cute kitty or two along the way, whitewash with... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Anafiotika is a lovely neighborhood just below the Acropolis. This sight should not be missed! If you are a tourist and you don't have the time or money to visit a Greek island Anafiotika is the place to be. Small picturesque houses, small lovely gardens with flower pots, many cats, and it is just magic. Of course there are many... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I am, so I enjoyed the twists and turns. Can be hard to find the real Anafiotika (see my photo of map that shows one entry spot). Some of it is very run down and rarely visited.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Fantastic place to dine with lots of locals. The restaurant is under the Acropolis and there is a great view of the historic landmark walking up to the restaurant at night. The host and wait staff was very friendly. The food was really good also.

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Beautiful part of Athens, under the Acropolis, lot of shops, restaurants, tavernas...Old houses, steps, narrow streets, many people, kind stuff.....Great food....

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This little neighborhood on the NE slope of the Acropolis was cute but I did not find it as amazing as many others. Its a steep hike up from the Plaka, and basically consists of a bunch of unique homes with narrow pathways that have great views of Athens. The same views we had seen from the Acropolis the previous... More

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athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A little village under the holy rock of Acropolis. A must see and must walk. There is also a small cafe up there if you can find it.

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