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“like being on an island” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Anafiotika

Anafiotika
On northeast slope of Acropolis rock, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Ranked #16 of 198 attractions in Athens
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods
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Athens, Greece
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“like being on an island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

If you are a tourist in Athens and you dream on Greek islands definitely go there.
Use the Acropolis stop of the metro line, and walk to Anafiotika.
It is like being in Aegean and being in Athens the same time. The view of the city is extraordinary.
You can take some cool photos and enjoy the walk.
As you start going down you will find yourself in Plaka where you can have a coffee, a meal or buy some souvenirs.

Visited October 2013
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Peoria, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A breath of the islands, right in the city center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Little Anafi is about as charming an area as you can find in a city the size of Athens. A wander here will turn up shops and restaurants much better than in the Plaka. Plus, you'll often be surrounded by Greeks, as opposed to other tourists.
There are a few really good restaurants in here too. Your hotel desk staff will likely be able to recommend one or two.

Visited September 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Village under the Acropolis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

the windey lanes and little houses on the side of a hill make you think you are in a tiny village. It is a fascinating place and is one way of walking up to the acropolis

Visited September 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Picturesque and ecological with panoramic views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

a perfect walk before going to the New Acropolis Museum: start at Monastiraki metro station, pass the Adrian library, light a candle in the Church of Theotokos "Grigoroussa", admire the Roman Agora with the Tower of the Winds and climb up : less then 50 houses in "Cycladic" style cling to the Acropolis wall, there is even an art museum Kanellopoulou. The tavern "Spilia" is good for a cup of coffee or more.

Visited September 2013
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Baltimore
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136 reviews 136 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
“The islands in the middle of Athens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Everyone who comes and visits the Acropolis needs to visit this wonderful area right below the sacred rock. I felt like I was in an island and the narrow streets with the white houses are a wonderful diversion from the hustle and bustle of Athens. Let yourself get lost in this area.

Visited July 2013
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