Scenic Walking Areas in Athens

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Scenic Walking Areas in Athens

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  • Sammie-Jo69
    North West England, UK524 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfectly still and silent, the cemetery is vast and an interesting insight into the burial practices of the culture. You could spend anywhere from fifteen minutes to an hour depending on how much of it you want to see!
    Written August 20, 2023
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  • DuncanE145
    Halesowen29 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Having completed 6 of the 7 sites on the €30 combined ticket we felt that we should visit this site to get a full house. The site is not too far out of the way and is tucked in the corner of a pleasant park. There isn't a lot to see and, apart from one other couple, we were the only ones there. The information panels have good content but you'll need a lot of imagination to envisage what the site would have looked like in its heyday.
    Written November 15, 2022
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom10,641 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kidathineon Street is a lively, pedestrian street in the heart of the popular Plaka area. Most of the charm and atmosphere is centred around the small square, known as Platia Filomenon Eterias, where there are a number of attractive looking restaurants and bars and lots of atmosphere in the evening.
    There were several drawcards in Kidathineon St for us.
    The main one was Brettos, a fun bar with a constant stream of people who come in for its very Instagrammable decor - entire walls covered to the ceiling in colourful bottles. It’s also the oldest distillery in Athens. We went more than once.
    For breakfast, we stopped one morning at Thea by Laftis and sat upstairs on their top balcony level with a great Parthenon and Acropolis view.
    The Chillbox, frozen yoghurt shop also became a pretty regular stopping point for us. This is a popular chain in Athens. There’s a bigger one up near Monastiraki Square but the Kidathineon shop is little more than a hole in the wall so look out for the bright pink sign.
    NOTE: The Choragic Monument of Lysicrates gets a few mentions in some reviews but this is not on Kidathineon Street. It’s nearby but is at least several minutes away via a couple of turns and corners.
    Written November 13, 2023
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom10,641 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mitropoleos Street lies between Syntagma and Monastiraki Squares. At the Monastiraki Square end, there is a cluster of busy little restaurants. We stopped at O Thanasis which was a great find. We sat at one of the outdoor tables that lined the street and ordered plates of local Greek souvlaki and skewers of grilled meat.
    The street continues from Monastriraki Square up towards Syntagma, running parallel to both Ermou and Pandrossou Streets.
    Either of these streets are more interesting stretches to walk along. Most of Mitropoleos St is busy and fairly nondescript.
    The one real highlight is Metropoleos Square. It is located about halfway along Mitropoleos St.
    The square is dominated by the large, 19th century Metropolis Cathedral of Athens and its small counterpart, a 12th century church, which is nicknamed ‘Little Metropolitan’. Both churches are free to enter.
    Written November 25, 2023
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  • permia
    Ireland61,423 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK831,254 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walked down Makri Street and I must say I wouldn't really class it as a tourist site ,that's my opinion ,others may differ ,it's a normal street ,it has a unique feature that could elevate it as a curio in that it's the only street in Athens that's lined with orange trees ,if that's enough to draw you here I can't say,I walked down the street to go to Panos Tavern to enjoy some beers ,if you're in the area I suppose it could be worth a few minutes of your time but nothing to go out of your way for .
    Written July 15, 2022
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