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Anafiotika, Athens

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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 visit Anafiotika and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Athens attractions using our Athens family vacation planner.
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  • Coiled on the slope East of the Parthenon, this tiny neighborhood, full of charm... and cats... is a must-see after visiting the touristy Plaka district.
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  • the place to go in plaka if you want to taste traditional greek food of good quality. the owners pay extra attention to serve deliciouw dishes and the stuff does everything to make your stay unforgett...  more »
  • Tiny white-washed houses group, leaning against each other, with narrow and winding alleys, stairs and passages, where sometimes barely pass someone. The name comes from its earliest inhabitants, masons of Anafi (small cycladic Island) who came to Athens in the 19th century for the reconstruction of the city built by Otto I. It is true that in part may recall the characteristic Greek Islands inhabited, but here unfortunately lacks the essential element: the sea; also some areas are in evident decline. A short stroll in this small village, where you will meet only a few sporadic group of tourists and locals (and of course no cars), you can definitely do, both for ritemprasi after the huge crowd of the Acropolis and Plaka, and still easily accessible. It is located on the cliff of the Acropolis (ENE) over to Plaka (can be considered part of the latter): take the Pritaniou o Stratonos Street and climb towards the rock of the Acropolis.
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