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Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
The “Tower of the Winds”, created by Andronikos, in the Roman Agora was erected in 2nd century BC. Built of marble, octagonal in shape and about 4 stories tall it was originally a water clock and later utilized as a church. Around the outside of the building on the frieze are the personifications of the eight main directions of the...
It's in a corner opposite the tower of the winds. We were welcomed at the entrance and informed it was free to go in and look around.
As its name suggests, there's lots of musical instruments to see inside. As well as the real ones there's a cabinet with children's ones too - maybe you'll remember some of these?
Worth a visit with Athena's Gate and the Tower of the Winds being on the site. Foundations of shops and ancient pathways with some remaining columns. Signage is pretty sparse as with all Athens sights, giving architectural information but not a lot of history.
We purchased 30 euro combined ticket which works out cheaper in summer but probably not so...
The sign above the street lading from the direction of the Cathedral refers to ‘Flea Market’. The area consists of clothing, jewellery, ice cream and yogurt shops, and general tourist ‘tat’, but never the less an interesting place for a stroll. It was a busy area when we walked through so be careful of your own property, and watch out...
"The food is super delicious and the staff is super friendly!"
reviewed 1 week ago by 636aleksandrinaa
We were in Athens right when everything just closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Vegan Beat was one of the very few places that was open! Thank you guys!
The food was super delicious and the staff was amazing, they were super friendly!
I strongly recommend going to Vegan Beat! It’s great!
I will definitely go back to Athens...
$$ - $$$ • International, Mediterranean, Greek, Cafe, European
"Delicious breakfast "
reviewed February 16, 2020 by ronnyc635
We had a beautiful breakfast for 6, ranging from eggs benedict and omelette to Greek yogurt wuth fruit and a sweet Cretan pie, and everything was perfect, and great value. A lovely place to come and relax
$$ - $$$ • Mediterranean, Greek, Fusion, Seafood, European
"Greek fusion @ it's best"
reviewed 4 weeks ago by ziadnohra
it was my first experience here and I was not disappointed.
Service is very friendly and professional and the waiters do it with love and enjoyment.
Extensive wine menu from different countries and regions.
Prices are somehow high but worth every penny.
Food is real delicious with a perfect combination between flavors and colors. I recommend the Tataki Amberjack and...
$$ - $$$ • Greek, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, International
reviewed 3 weeks ago by BSKNG
A paramount wine list, most of which can be served by the glass. The owner has a profound knowledge of his cellar. The service is very polite and helpful, having a great feeling on when and how to intervene in the wine choice decisions.
Outstanding place to stay if you want a great place in Old Town Athens. Close to the Acropolis, Old Town restaurants, culture, and coffee shops. The room was outstanding and staff was so helpful in telling us great places to visit for food and culture.
We had dinner in the rooftop restaurant. The food was of a very high standard and beautifully presented. The service was terrific. The ambience of this place is very laid back and made for a great night out with friends in Athens.
"March 2020 Business & Pleasure visit, solo travelor"
reviewed 3 weeks ago by jheringbutler
Picked the New Hotel for its location, fitness center, decor, and being part of the Marriott family. I stayed for 5 nights and was very happy with my stay. The location is excellent, the soundproofing between rooms is strong, the balcony and large windows are wonderful. I also appreciated the blackout shades so I could sleep late. Used the fitness...
This small hotel is right in the central area overlooking the Cathedral Square & has a wonderful view of the Acropolis from the roof garden restaurant. Everyone of the staff are caring& pleased to assist in anyway they can. Our room was very well appointed with everything in it's place, there was a small balcony where we looked down on...
This small hotel has got such a good energy,our front desk manager kostas really loves his job,always with a smile on his face every time he saw us. Rooms were clean and we had a beautiful view of the acropolis. What makes this hotel even more special is the great location.