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Anafiotika, Athens
(4.7/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Inside of the Plaka is this small hamlet's quaint composed of typical houses of the Aegean: white and blue. It almost seems to be transported to another place. Also very beautiful murals that can be seen along the walls of the neighborhood. Take a walk, you won't regret it.
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  • Very nice walk around this neighborhood. A few metres from Plaka, with its little streets and typical houses
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  • This jewel of a place is located above Plaka on the slopes of the Acropolis. It is hidden away and difficult to find. You need to keep walking up the windy steps and lanes towards the Acropolis and it...  more »