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Anafiotika, Athens

4.7
#3 of 8 in Neighborhoods in Athens
A village in the heart of Athens, Anafiotika sits below the acropolis complex. Famous for steep streets lined with whitewashed houses, here you can enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Established in the 19th century by workers migrating from Anafi, the area was upturned and damaged during archaeological research in the 1950s. Today the compact neighborhood has less than 50 houses. As you explore, admire the giant earthenware pots filled with bougainvillea. Browse the handmade souvenirs in the narrow alleys and mingle with the locals at a cafe. Plan to see Anafiotika and other attractions that appeal to you using our Athens trip itinerary builder website .
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  • Neighborhood near the center, only in the upper part. After Hadrian's library climbing the slope. I enjoyed and had lunch in a restaurant with a cozy atmosphere.
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  • Anafiotika is one of the few neighborhoods in today's Athens that has remained unchanged (almost) over the years. The alleys, the lodges, the décor and the air of this neighborhood are really like being stuck in the wonderful-but difficult-decade of ' 50. You will find mostly local world because it is not so widespread to tourists (maybe because it is relatively high?). It is a must for a drink and a glance with friends or with your friend. But be sure to find somewhere to sit because it collects enough people and difficult Then you find.
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