Adrianou Street
Adrianou Street
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A pedestrian-only tourist haunt lined with lots of cafes and shops.
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Neighborhood: Monastiraki
Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized streets surround the remains of both the Greek and Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.
How to get there
  • Monastiraki • 3 min walk
  • Thissio • 4 min walk

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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,866 contributions
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Oct 2022 • Couples
Adriano Street is said to be the oldest street in Athens dating back to the BC times. It runs from the Plaka, by Hadrian’s Library and past the Ancient Agora. It is a popular street now due to the many taverns, restaurants and souvenir shops. It is a lively and bustling street that exudes the vibrancy of Athens.
Written September 19, 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,760 contributions
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Jul 2021
Adrianou claims to be the oldest street in Athens dating back to BC era, running around the Acropolis base, connecting it with the Hadrian's library and ancient Agora.
It's nice to stroll it, preferably in the evening when the temp lowers.
As one my conclude it's packed with souvenir shops and restaurants.
Written September 26, 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,516 contributions
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Jun 2023 • Couples
Adrianou Street is a heavily touristy thoroughfare which runs through the middle of the Plaka area. It’s colourful and crowded and quite a fun area to walk.
It is lined with a mix of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. The shops are a mixed bag, with plenty of the familiar T-shirt and fridge-magnet variety of souvenir, a few higher end brands like Swarovski and Pandora and some small, more interesting clothing, shoe and jewellery shops.
Adrianou Street is said to be the oldest Athenian street still in use but it’s
a commercial thoroughfare, rather than an historic sight-seeing destination.
It runs roughly from Monastiraki Square area through to the Acropolis, so there are lots of sight-seeing opportunities at both ends.
At the Monastiraki end, are Hadrian’s Library and Monastiraki Square. Nearby are the Roman Agora, the Tower of the Wind, and the Ancient Agora.
From Adrianou St, you can see down over part of the Hadrian’s Library site so if you don’t want to pay the 8EUR entry then this this is a good vantage point. If you continue around to the Monastiraki Square side, you’ll see the front of the Library as well.
At the Acropolis end, you are very close to the ancient Lysikrates Monument, with Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Zeus not far away. The Acroporlis Museum and the southern entrance to the Acropolis are just a little further on past the Lysikrates Monument. We used the southern entrance - it's not the main entry point but it's less busy and quicker to get in here.
Written November 30, 2023
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20Andreas12
Limassol City, Cyprus697 contributions
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Jan 2017 • Couples
The street that always pass by when I am visiting Athens.
This is the area that I like to walk and enjoy the beauties of Athens. We walk from Acropolis to Monastiraki via Plaka and then we pass Andrianou street in order to go to Thisio.
From the one side of the street you can see the ancient monuments and from the other side the café and restaurants of the area. For sure street is too crowd but is very nice for walk or to enjoy your coffee/lunch/dinner or drinks in the outside tables.
Written January 16, 2017
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Veros G
Athens, Greece252 contributions
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Adrianou street is the most touristic street of Athens. The name Adrianou is the Greek name of the roman emperor Hadrian who was an avid admirer of the Ancient Greek culture.
It is my favorite street in Athens, full of people who don't hurry for their job. It is a safe street and is patrolled by the police all the year. You don't have to hide your expensive camera or be afraid of your expensive trendy bag or jewels. I love to walk on Adrianou street during the summer afternoon or winter noons. The shops in Adrianou street have special opening hours and are open until late night the summer. However the winter nights most of them are closed. I enjoy the street musicians the street dancers and the street vendors.

The road starts near the Lysicratous choregic monument and is close to the Acropolis Metro station and museum.
At all its length is full of tourist restaurants, coffee shops, memorabilia shops, fashion shops etc.
It has three parts.
The first part crosses the Kidathinaion street which is the central street of Plaka district. It has mostly memorabilia shops with replicas of Ancient Greek art. The second part is at the Monastraki district and it has mostly jewelry shops and fashion shops. It crosses the Agora square with its many coffee shops and bars.
The third part is at the Thiseio district. There the Adrianou street has mostly restaurants and coffee shops. The last part sometimes during summer nights is very congested and make me uncomfortable.
The street ends at the Thiseio metro station.
The whole walk of the Adrianou street is around one hour.
Written August 15, 2014
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NNSSEIL
Tel Aviv, Israel67 contributions
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Jul 2011 • Couples
Adrianou street is a must see in Athens. In our visit to Athens (July 2011) we walked this lovely street several times in different hours. Adrian and Kydatheneon Streets are the two main streets of the historical famouse Plaka district. Adrian street starts in Monastiraki flea market towards the roman agora and after the Hadrian Library on the ancient way under the Acropolis. The street is full of tavernaes, cafe shops and restaurants, many small shops - you can find here almost everything . We advice you not to buy in the first shop. Look and compare prices which are flexible.
Written October 29, 2011
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traveldudeaust
aust114 contributions
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Mar 2017 • Couples
The whole area around syntagma is a crime zone for foreign tourists at the moment..
The police simple don't exist, they stay in their station they patrol the streets and really don't care..
The gangs are very clever and you will not beat them, according to the police they operate in groups of 4 or five, you have zero chance if they decide to target your or your group..
Everyone needs to stay well away from all tourist areas like this one..
There are many other great and authentic places to visit in Athens, with locals that are friendly and not out to steal from you....
Consider your personal safety, and stay well away from these places at this point in time..
Written March 30, 2017
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,612 contributions
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Dec 2014 • Couples
This mostly pedestrian road has one purpose - to lure in tourists to its numerous (overpriced) restaurants.
While the road itself is rather charming, the owners of the restaurants are not. Quite the contrary - they are pushy and constantly trying their best to make you come in for a late breakfast/brunch/lunch/a beer.
If you can overlook those harassments and just enjoy the atmosphere - go for it. Otherwise, give it a miss.
Written February 25, 2015
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karin861
Warsaw, Poland228 contributions
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Jun 2012 • Solo
For me Adrianou Street should be considered as the best eating area in Athens because you have a great variety of restaurants, pubs, clubs, bars etc. there... Every place offers you 'the best meal of the day' with good prices. Also local food. No need to search for more, no need to think - just go to Adrianou and choose one of those restaurants for your dinner or Greek coffee.
Written December 29, 2012
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medmonkey
Parekklisia, Cyprus16 contributions
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Sep 2012 • Family
Lots of stores, all the regular souvenirs, plus a good deal of lovely hand made items at different locations make this worthwhile for an afternoon stroll. You'll definitely find all the knick knacks you want to take back with you and the prices are fine. We went to one store in particular at 90 Adrianou called smART store. Lots of pretty things and the owner was very helpful and made a bracelet for a friend of mine when I couldn't find exactly what she wanted in stock (and didn't charge extra for the service)
Written September 10, 2012
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