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Anafiotika

On northeast slope of Acropolis rock, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Ranked #15 of 201 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods
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Kingston, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

What a neat hidden gem this village is. It is like being transported to the islands. With it's narrow cobblestone streets and charming cafes, it is a escape from the hustle and bustle of Athens. A must do...

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Limoise, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The building in Anafiotika district were built by islanders who were invited to built the royal palace. It is a unique area which has survived.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Ever since I stumbled upon this little gem of tranquility trying to make my way around the base of the Acropolis, this re-located island village (the original contraction technicians were brought to Athens to build for one of the Kings from Anafi Island and ended up constructing their new village according to their homeland) I have been taking small groups... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Anafiotika are located under Acropolis, in the front. You can easy find them by asking or just follow the street (a small street) across the Acropolis museum. Anafiotika builded from the people from Anafi island who they came to Athens to work as builders. The view is magic and it feels like you are in a small island of Greece!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Great food, and very nice stuff. Me and my girlfriend went there after all day walking in the city center and we were very nicely surprised. We ordered musakaka and a daily special -fish. Both dishes were very tasty. For that, 2 beers, ice cream and bread with oils we payed only 32 euros

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Athens, Greece
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39 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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