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Scenic Walking Areas in Athens

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  • Allison E
    Northfield, MN83 contributions
    We loved our visit to this cemetery. You wouldn't normally think of a cemetery as a tourist attraction but this is the exception. The graves and mausoleums are works of art and deserve to be admired. The entire cemetery is also like walking through a garden. It is peaceful and quiet and an opportunity to enjoy something without the crowds that you find at other attractions and there is no charge.
    We had only one full day to see a little of what the city had to offer and this was surprisingly one of my favorite things that we did.
    We also came across a couple of men who were kind enough to tell us more about a grave we were looking at that belongs to Odysseas Androutsos, a hero in the Greek War of Independence. It was wonderful to learn more about it from some locals. They were very proud.
    I wish we had had more time to explore as the grounds are large. This is also a great activity in Athens considering the current health crisis, considering there are so few visitors there.
    Written August 6, 2021
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA12,712 contributions
    Not one of the major tourist attractions in Athens, you have to read the signs in this park/excavation to learn what was here in the ancient past. Just a few bits left. But this was one of the centers of activity in the old city.
    Written January 4, 2022
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    Ireland37,619 contributions
    North of Acropolis and in Plaka this short street has uneven stone surface and is quite atmospheric.

    Also not far from the Ancient Agora and Areopagus Hill it is lined with noticeable buildings, some in need of a modicum of care.

    Cafes and eateries are numerous around. One museum worth dropping into is that of Man and Tools.
    Written October 9, 2020
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    Ireland37,619 contributions
    It’s a grand stroll from Monastiraki to Syntagma that we did on our first afternoon. At the former segment that is pedestrianised many restaurants and cafes atmospherically spill onto the street.

    Gorgeous Ekklisia Agia Dynami is to be admired on the right hand side. It is to alls’ benefit that it escaped the inroads of developers in the 1950s when the Greek Orthodox authorities refused to cede it.

    At Mitropoleos Square is the magnificent Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens. Beside it is the more petite Metropolis Church.
    Written October 4, 2020
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    Ireland37,619 contributions
    We enjoyed a leisurely stroll along this vibrant and exciting way that is at the heart of Plaka.

    Lined with a multitude of inviting eateries and retail of many kinds there is much to mull over and like.

    Church of the Metamorphosis (Kottakis) is lovely to visit and is an impressive place of worship.

    We savoured great dinners at Byzantino and Estia Cafe Restaurant.

    An historic nearby attraction is the great Choragic Monument of Lysicrates. It was the first structure to feature Corinthian columns on the exterior and was constructed in the mid 330s BCE.
    Written August 28, 2020
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