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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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  • If you want to see how the Athenians of 19th and 20th century were living, visit Anafiotika. Close to the Athenian Agora and to Monastiraki, you can go on foot and see this small neighbourhood that is...  more »
  • Like to be extras in the movie "Born" the Constantine ... Time turns back. .... Like old classic Greek movie or .... like being in Cycladic island .... Nostalgia, romance, grafeikotita ... Old sweet, sweet Athens ..., warmth, genuineness, humans. What else???
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  • It is very nice to wander through its narrow streets lined with bars and restaurants, with tables on the street in the places where the street permits. Because the streets in Anafiotika have steps in many sections. Also through this neighborhood we can access to the Acropolis.
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