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Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized streets surround the remains of both the Greek and Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.
Extremely interesting water clock made by a Macedonian scholar during the Hellenistic period. Led to one of the first computers.
Now only the outer tower is left, but there is a description of the mechanism.
Ermou street is very nice and alive with lots of high end brands. It's the main shopping street at Athens so that it is overcrowded all the time especially from sunset to late night. During sale time the shopping there will be a hard mission. But other than that it's amusing.
The Roman Forum is between Monastraki and the Plaka districts. As it was closed due to new year holidays, we could see it only from the outside. The temple of winds was really in a very good condition and very beautiful. You can see it from many angles from the outside. There are explanations about the different winds from different...
Hadrian’s library is a small site that can easily been visited in as short as 1/2 hour or so. In some areas you can see several different time periods built on top of each other. There are also some cool views through ancient pillars with the Acropolis in the background.
After all of the crowds and heat of Athens in August, this lovely little museum was a perfect way to spend an hour or two. The displays are really well done with beautiful examples of traditional greek instruments and supplemented with great historical photos and art illustrating their use. There were a few interactive stations and kiosks to listen to...
What a great restaurant, lots of friendly people who great you with smiles, attend to your every need and eager to help you with the menu.
Portions are good, the menu is extensive and caters for every type of traditional Greek favourites.
The atmosphere is bright, fun and homely and will definitely visit here again when we return to Athens.
We were a group of five friends looking for a restaurant in the middle of Athens old town. As this place had good ratings, we went in.
The food was amazingly delicious and such an artwork when it was served. The grilled items were perfectly seasoned. My girlfriend took the veggies and it also tasted nice. I had the feeling...
We came here for breakfast on our last day in Athens. To drink we had hot chocolate and Greek coffee. We had both of the pancake dishes to eat, one with honey and fresh fruit and the other with chocolate, bananas, and pistachios. Everything was simply delicious! The waitress was very lovely and helpful as well. Definitely worth a visit.
When walking around, we first had thought that it should be a 'tourists restaurant' where you pay a lot for low quality food ... but we decided to try and we were pleasantly surprised.
Food was of very good quality, home-made and really typical. Dishes were so big that we couldn't eat them all.
Hosts were very friendly.
Excellent location steps from Monastiraki, centrally located on pedestrian street across from church and lots of food options. All historic sights walking distance. Hotel is quite narrow with an interesting luggage only elevator. Staff is friendly and speak good English.
I was on the 5th floor and had a terrace overlooking the centre and the Acropolis. Unfortunately the design of...
The hotel is located just 10 minutes from Omonia metro station. Rooms are clean. Elevators are small, can accomodate 1 person with bags. Recommend to stay in top floors to reduce the otherwise noisy neighbourhood.