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Best things to do in Anafiotika, Athens

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Historic Site
“You must visit this amazing historical gem. You can see the Parthenon, sitting atop the Acropolis (“sacred rock”) from all over the city, tempting you to climb up and explore the ruins. No matter how many times you catch a glimpse, it’ll take your breath away. And while it is impressive from a distance, it’s even more amazing up close. Originally built as a fortress, this impressive structure is now the symbol of Athens. Give yourself at least half a day to hike up, explore this masterful creation and its surroundings, enjoy the views from the top, hike back down and grab a bite to eat and explore the Plaka District.”
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Café
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“Quaint little cafe in the heart of Anafiotika. The cafes seating is on the famous steps of Anafiotika, making it a great place to people watch and chat over a refreshing freddo espresso. ”
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Neighbourhood
“Plaka and Anafiotika, the oldest section of Athens and the most picturesque. Take a good look at the restaurants’ prices because there are very touristy (!).



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Café
“Beautiful cafe in the heart of Plaka, dedicated to Melina Merkouri, the acclaimed Greek Actress that became also an important figure for the cultural development of the city of Athens. Wonderful relaxing vibe, nice coffees, traditional deserts, crepes and drinks.”
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Establishment
“I like the food usually fresh fishes is the most beautiful with greek color area PLAKA”
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American Restaurant
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“My favourite place for coffee during the day and ouzo with meze during the evening!”
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Point of Interest
“The hill is the best spot for great views of the city and majestic sunsets.It can be ascended by the Lycabettus Funicular.The hill has a large open-air amphitheatre at the top, which houses many Greek and international concerts.”
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Kafenio
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“Anafiotika restaurant is another fantastic place under the hill of Akropolis. It has an amazing terrace with a view of Athens and you have the Akropolis on your back; also very nice food at decent prices”
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Street Address
“Giasemi(€). "Giasemi" is one of the most iconic cafes in Plaka and a great place to get a taste of old Athens. Try any of the home made desserts or pies and enjoy a greek coffee, sitting on the famous steps of Plaka.”
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Restaurant
“Excellent traditional Greek food in one of the most photogenic streets of Athens”
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Museum
“This small museum is dedicated primarily to the university's founding and early years (late 19th century). ”
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Café
“Nice cafe in the picturesque area of "Plaka" with a lovely terrace and nice variety of coffe. Open Hou rs: 09:00 - 01:00 Adress: 1 Tripodon str., Plaka, Athens”
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Point of Interest
“Live Traditional Music in an Open Garden Restaurant! Amazing Experience for the summer!”
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Taverna
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“Perfect home made meatballs and french fries,fantastic moussaka and much more”
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Kafenio
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“A unique traditional and hospitable spot near Acropolis that has remained untouched by time. ”
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