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Psirri, Athens

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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.
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  • [Features] psiri district is a neighborhood of Athens, located Northwest of Monastiraki. The area consists of many old houses, most of which were abandoned and destroyed. However, over the years, the many Features Some neoclassical buildings have been restored and many trendy bars and shops. Today, it attracts many young Athenians enjoying a combination of traditional and modern character of the area. Narrow streets which border with picturesque taverns and cafés and bars, as well as shops with cheap products. Restaurants with live Greek music and a large number of people, especially on weekends. The main attraction in psiri is the old cemetery krmiicus [Ancient Kerameikos Cemetery] l. a. Mayer Institute for Islamic art and ceramics Museum on lidoni very interesting. There is also the Armenian quarter and synagogue which are also located in psiri district.
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  • Located opposite the Monastiraki. The 19th century was a mostly working-class district with numerous workshops and crafts, especially the skin. Now it is one of the most interesting points of the city with many cafes, bars and taverns.
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  • One of the best locations in Athens with many options. In the picturesque alleys you will find many cafes, taverns, restaurants, mpyraries, and shops with sweets. Usually crowded. Reminiscent of something from the old Athens
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If you come to Athens for its ancient history, stay in Plaka, a lively neighborhood located within walking distance of the city's major archaeological sites. Although relatively expensive, hotels in this part of town offer spacious rooms, private swimming pools, and rooftop cocktail bars. For less expensive but equally comfortable lodgings, consider boutique hotels and family-run inns in the quiet residential neighborhoods just a short drive south of Plaka. Good rooms fill up early in the season, so plan ahead and book in advance.
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