Adrianou Street

Adrianou Street, Athens: Address, Adrianou Street Reviews: 4/5

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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Carole W
London, UK158 contributions
Wonderful
Oct 2021 • Friends
134 Adrianou Street - Plaka
Roka - Rita
The most delightful renowned Artist in this street. She has a loving and willing heart to help those in need. I saw a day and night painting, of Acropolis in Athens, painted by Rita and just had to buy it. Talented lady.
Written October 28, 2021
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,242 contributions
Busy street lined with cafe's
Aug 2021
We walked it on our way to the Roman Forum and The Tower of the Winds. It is lined with shops and café’s.

It is said to be the oldest commercial street in Athens.
Written October 7, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia10,701 contributions
The oldest street
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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michael c
Stockholm, Sweden1,048 contributions
nice surroundings
Jun 2021
As we stayed in Adrian hotel on this very street, we strolled up and down quite a few times. it is a very nice walk-about area.
Written June 22, 2021
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permia
Ireland37,270 contributions
Wends its way for a marvellous stroll through ancient and modern
Mar 2020
A fabulous parade through the essence of the city, we meandered along it on many days. Beginning at the Ancient Agora, passing through Monastiraki Square and away to Plaka, intersecting Kidathineon here.

As now, it was in the ancient city the oldest commercial street. Bustling with shops with almost every conceivable item, it’s a lively vibrant thoroughfare.

Eateries abound throughout. Especially opposite the Ancient Agora, and we enjoyed much good fare from breakfast to dinner.

Many outstanding attractions are to be enjoyed, beginning with the Ancient Agora that we arrived at just as it opened and had practically to ourselves.

Monastiraki Square is wonderful and nearby is Hadrian’s Library and Roman Agora, both fascinating.

Continuing onto Plaka, we took time at The Benizelos Mansion that has the distinction of being the oldest house in Athens.
Written November 22, 2020
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia21,284 contributions
Its layout since ancient times.
Jul 2019
Hadrian street is the oldest street in the Greek capital, which has preserved its layout since ancient times. The houses were built much later in the XVIII-XIX centuries, but many of them are based on ancient foundations. The street originates at the Agora square and runs in a semicircle along the Northern and Eastern slopes of the Acropolis hill. The popularity of the street is due to its richness of taverns and souvenir shops selling hand made goods. I have doubts about how much these Souvenirs are hand made. Most of it was probably made somewhere in the factories of Shenzhen. But the tourists believe and buy. But the restaurants are real. But expensive. You have to pay for the pathos of the place.
Written June 25, 2020
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tonyking8652
Essen, Germany332 contributions
Touristy but not too much so!
Dec 2019 • Couples
A much calmer atmosphere than in and around Monastiraki and its rather trashy flea markets. Some interesting more up-market shopping and a good selection of restaurants, and in winter at least, not so crowded.
Written January 1, 2020
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA9,514 contributions
A LONG STREET IN THE HEART OF PLAKA
Dec 2019
This street, lined with shops, is a street that must be strolled. There are shops that sell high-end jewelry to cheap tourist trinkets. It runs from Thissio Station past Hadrians Library to St. Catherine’s Plaka. It also is home to “The oldest house in Athens” museum, although it was not open when we visited this area.
Written December 25, 2019
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Daryl O
Singapore, Singapore69 contributions
Quaint street within Plaka
Dec 2019 • Family
Lined with shops in the heart of Plaka, another must-walk street in Athens

Continuing west along Adrianou, you will reach Aiolou street which then links up to the Pandrossou Street market which is also another very interesting walk with shops lining both sides. At the end of Pandrossou, you will reach Monastiraki Square and the flea market

It is a nice, safe walk but as always, take precautions against pickpockets
Written December 20, 2019
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Simona C
3 contributions
Better than expected
Nov 2019 • Family
I feared this street would be a tedious tourist trap.
But I left Athens with a most favourable view of a vibrant street, brightly lit at night, with a multitude of high quality shops and galleries alongside inreresting souvenirs and irresistible cafes.

In Adrianou I discovered my new favourite jewellers and women’s fashion boutique.

We walked up and down Adrianou several times each day and each time found a new gem.
Written November 8, 2019
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