Psirri
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THE place for the young and chic: this neighborhood is lined with the trendiest shops, clubs and bars in the city.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Christian M
Copenhagen, Denmark4,172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The Psirri hood is a must-see visiting Athens. Street art, cafes, restaurants, circus atmosphere, pan flute players, hustle and bustle … go see it in the afternoon, shoot a lot of pictures - and find another neighbourhood to eat in the evening. Why pay tourist prices to eat tourist food among other tourists…?
Written July 30, 2022
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Pam Bousi
Laval, Canada26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Even on a Monday night, this place was full of people, music and colours pouring out into the streets.
It is difficult to choose a place to sit at because each store has beautiful, interesting decor.
Most places have paid a lot of attention to their bar and cocktail menu.
Just walking through the streets you get to hear local musicians, see cool graffiti, and watch happy tourists dancing and smiling.
Of course Little Kook is something for everyone to see. The current theme is Alice in Wonderland. This is something for all ages. If you love to “post” photos, this is a must!
Parking lots were pretty easy to get to. At 10€ cheaper than taking a taxi.
Monastiraki metro is literally a stone’s throw away. The downside is the many homeless people around the metro. It is heartbreaking.
The only “downside” to Psirri is that it is full of tourists. You could be anywhere.
Definitely a place to visit!
Written August 23, 2022
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia26,951 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Psiri is a district in the form of a pentagon (Athens is not distinguished by strict geometry). The area is bounded from the south by the main shopping street Ermou, from the east by Athena Street, from the northwest by Euripides Street. Despite its venerable age, this area of Athens is famous not for antique buildings, but for entertainment establishments. In contrast to the tourist infrastructure, this area was previously positioned as a place of rest for local residents. There are many nice bars and restaurants from the Tripadviser list. For example, the long-term leader of the list is the Cinque Lune & DeliBar wine bar, which I visited on my last visit. However, judging by the appearance of establishments with flashy signs and garish design like Peter Pan and Little Kook, mass tourism destroys the atmosphere of this area. But there is still time...
Written May 10, 2022
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Jessy-Eric
Malaga, Spain58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
great area to walk around during the day to admire and enjoy the amazing decoration that many bars and restaurants here have. One example Alice in Kookland... must have seen it to believe it.
Written July 26, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a good neighborhood for those who like to explore outside the typical tourist areas. There are no big visitor sites here, just a pleasant neighborhood where people live their lives. You can walk here from the Plaka, so it is central. Lots of good restaurants and cafes. A taste of real life.
Written March 23, 2024
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Thomas G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,690 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Psirri is for me the best neighborhood of Athens. It is a living area without too many tourists. There is great market, good restaurants, nice bars and great people. If you ask me, this is the area I would find my accommodation in. Otherwise walk around here, that is also worth it.
Written January 10, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Just the other side of Ermou Street from Monastriaki is this edgy neighborhood. Lots of cafes and different restaurants here. We went to one with greet Thai food. Lots of bars, a great place for the local youth. Not pretty or charming, but definitely happening.
Written August 18, 2021
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Leeder47
Duffield, UK460 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Good quality, friendly local taverna in old Athens.
Reassuring simple but tasty food.
Good value for money.
We particularly enjoyed the Yemista and Keftedes. They also had many options for a gluten free diet.
Written June 7, 2022
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Leslie T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Had a fab long weekend here in the Philia Boutique Hotel and could not fault the experience. Only a short 10 min walk to the acropolis and many restaurants/ bars on our doorstep. A lovely authentic Greek experience in safe area. 10 put of 10...
Written March 12, 2023
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,663 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
If, like us, you are keen to explore beyond the main tourist sights, then Psirri is an interesting area. It’s a less-developed side of Athens, with a more grit than glamour feel about it.
We started at Monastiraki Square, near the A for Athens Hotel, and headed up Agios Theklas Street, winding our way through the area to 'Spice Street’ (Evripidou St) and ending up at Central Market.
On ‘Spice Street’ we were intrigued by a small herb and spice shop, Elixir. With its various dried herbal mixtures and concoctions, it would not have looked out of place in Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley. We bought some lovely hand-made soaps here.
I’d recommend a short detour via the fantastical Little Kook cafe with its incredible Disneyland-like decorations. If ever there was a place created for photo opportunities, this is it. Kids will love it.
Iroon Square was another good stopping point. We watched bougatsa dough being stretched and pulled the traditional way at Bougatsadiko Thessaloniki. It’s like a free open-kitchen show. Of course we bought some bougatsa and spanakopita which we ate on the spot.
Along the way, we saw lots of graffiti and colourful street art. Two of the best were Colourful Warrior, a large-scale mural above the Monastiraki Station entrance and Alexandros Vasmoulakis’ mural that looks down over Iroon Square.
If you only have a day or two in Athens, you’ll be too busy seeing the main tourist sights but if you have any extra time, this is an excellent way to see another side of Athens.
NOTE: ‘Psirri’ appears in guidebooks and maps with various spellings including Psyri, Psiri & Psyrri.
Written December 4, 2023
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