Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Greece  /  Attica  /  Athens  /  Psirri

Psirri, Athens

3.9
#4 of 8 in Neighborhoods in Athens
Psyri or Psiri or Psyrri or Psirri is a gentrified neighbourhood in Athens, Greece, today known for its restaurants, bars, live music tavernas, and small number of hotels.DescriptionUntil the early 1990s, Psyri had an ill reputation, but it has now become one of the most fashionable and trendy choices in the centre of Athens for accommodation, entertainment and food hospitality.The central square of Psyri is called "Heroes square" (πλατεία Ηρώων, plateia Iroon), because the streets leading to it carry names of heroes (Karaiskakis, Miaoulis). In the era of the 'old Athens' (namely, during the last quarter of the 19th century), the nickname "plateia of Heroes" was a derisive reference to koutsavakides (κουτσαβάκηδες), who used it as their hangout.HistoryLord Byron was accommodated in the neighbourhood during his stay in Athens and here is where he wrote the poem "Maid of Athens". The most famous Greek inhabitant of Psiri was Alexandros Papadiamantis who lived in the area for more than two decades.
Use our Athens holiday planner to visit Psirri on your trip to Athens, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Source
Create an itinerary including Psirri
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours to Psirri
Psirri Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
293 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A beautiful corner of Athens with many characteristic alleys and many entertainment venues. Dolls and fairytale coffee, an, pastry shops, small theatrical halls, and other surprises...
    View original
  • Psirri has become very touristy over the years and the local Greek population keep away from the restaurants here. Still a great area for food and entertainment, however. Dozens of restaurants and bar...  more »
Places to stay near Psirri

Plan your trip to Athens

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Athens

View all >
4.6
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h

Museums in Athens

View all >
4.5
Duration: 3​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h

Hidden gems in Athens

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 2​h

Historic Sites in Athens

View all >
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 3​h

Shopping in Athens

View all >
5.0
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in Athens

4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h
4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 3​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.0
Duration: 2​h