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  • Authentic Athens | Meet Greece in the Capital

    At once chaotic and colorful, classic and cultured, Athens is more than ancient. It is awesome. And we adored it. What to see and do in the Greek capital.

    • Mar 2018
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  • Acropolis of Athens (Ακρόπολη Αθηνών)

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    Historic Site

    See the icons of Greek Architecture atop the Ancient Acropolis. Don't miss the granddaddy of all greek temples - the Parthenon and beautiful Erectheion.

  • Anafiotika (Αναφιώτικα)

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    Neighborhood

    Plaka Anafiotika is neighborhood just below the Acropolis and part of the greater Plaka neigborhood. Take the exit from Mars Hill towards Theorias Street.

  • Palia Taverna tou Psarra (Παλιά Ταβέρνα του Ψαρρά)

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    Tavernas

    Psaras Tavern in Plaka serves traditional greek dishes with a variety of places to sit. Best Greek Salad.

  • Plaka (Πλάκα)

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    Neighborhood

    Stroll through the little passages that wind through pretty pastel colored homes down to cafes and tavernas along stairs.

  • Monastiraki Square (Πλατεία Μοναστηρακίου)

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    Plaza

    Center of lively and bustling Monastiraki neighborhood. Find fruit vendors, flea markets, traditional tavernas and cafes here.

  • Hadrian's Library (Βιβλιοθήκη Αδριανού)

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    Historic Site

    Ruins in the middle of colorful and chaotic Monastiraki neighborhood.

  • Thanasis (Θανάσης)

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    Kebab

    Delicious kebab, gyros, souvlaki, pitas, greek salads and more traditional fare. Friendly and efficient service and affordable prices in vibrant Monastiraki.

  • Da Vinci

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    Ice Cream

    Delicious gelato on fancy dipped cones, a beautiful treat on Adrianou, a fun pedestrian street filled with cafes and shops

  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Μνημείο του Άγνωστου Στρατιώτη)

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    Landmark

    See the changing of the guard every hour or on Sundays when the entire regiment parades in offical uniforms at 11:00am.

  • Panathenaic Stadium (Παναθηναϊκό Στάδιο (Καλλιμάρμαρο))

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    Track

    Home to the first modern Olympics in 1896. Lace up your trainers and take a lap around the track.

  • Thiseio (Θησείο)

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    Food

    Thiseio neighborhood is the perfect place to make your Athens base. Easy access to all the main sights, a lively cafe culture an views of the Acropolis.

  • Ancient Agora (Αρχαία Αγορά)

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    Historic Site

    A refuge of calm amidst the chaotic city. Beautiful grounds surround Ancient Agora, once the center of commerce and community in ancient Athens.

Erin Gustafson

Erin Gustafson