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“Old Athens”
Review of Anafiotika

Anafiotika
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Hidden Athens Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens
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Athens at your Feet
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Half-Day Walking Tour of Athens Historic Center
Ranked #14 of 358 things to do in Athens
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Athens
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“Old Athens”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

A taste of old Athens,perfect for a walk with many little bars & restaurants with traditional food,right below the Acropolis!
A must see for visitors & locals!!! Very vibrant place with welcoming people.

Visited June 2013
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Rion Patras
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“Like an old greek movie...”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Being a fan of the old greek cinema, I think I had a time travel experience. Everything still remains original, the old geitonia (neighberhood) within the city of Athens. It's like walking in the narrow streets of a greek island. Give it a try and you won't miss, you can also take great photos of the city right under the Acropolis.

Visited December 2012
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Belgrade, Serbia
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“Cats! Cats everywhere!”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

You can guess by my title that I am a big cat lover. :)
Anafiotika is full of cats! Beautiful, wonderful and friendly cats! Hundreds of them! It took me hours just to look at and pet one tiny bit of them.:)

Besides, it is a very nice place for a stroll and definitely a must! You cannot miss it, as it is close to Acropolis, so take several hours for this lovely neighbourhood.

Everything is small, charming, colourful, peaceful and "seaish". You have to walk uphill, so be sure you have the energy. Tiny streets, tiny stairs, flowers, old little houses, tangerines... I recommend to stroll here several times, for calmness and relaxation.

You have a wonderful view to whole Athens at the top.

The only negative and sad thing is that I see a lot of vandalism and useless graffiti on many places, and this thing could somewhat spoil the enjoyment (when you see a wonderful house with a lot of drawn names with fluorescent spray). This should be regulated.

Visited October 2013
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Stayton, Oregon
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“Most Charming Place in Athens”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

This area right underneath the Acropolis is the most peaceful and charming place in Athens. Little houses clustered around narrow walkway, decorated amply with cats, with an occasional church thrown in for good measure make up this wonderful area. You can see fragments of ancient buildings in the walls and buildings. The story is, that people from a little island by Santorini squatted here and build these houses overnight. The overnight part of this story is probably apocryphal, but it makes a good story. If you go to the Plaka don't miss this little village in the middle of a bustling city.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“A bit disappointing”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

This isn't as interesting as the guidebooks make out, but if you like climbing cobbled stairways, it's worth visiting.

Visited October 2013
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