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The charming area of Plaka
Syntagma, the busy center of Athens
Piraeus town, the main port of Athens
Most popular and historical neighborhoods of Athens are located in the city center: Syntagma, Plaka, Monastiraki, Acropolis, Thissio and Gazi are the most tourist places to walk around and include most sightseeing. Many tourist facilities are located in these places. Many hotels and accommodation are located in this Athens neighborhoods. After you have seen the best neighborhoods, you can also find information about the best beaches in Athens.
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Discover our guide to 22 Athens neighborhoods. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Athens. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.
Location: Behind Kallimarmaro Stadium
Description: Mets is a beautiful traditional but classy neighborhood in Athens. It has taken its name from the brasserie that Charles Fix, the son of Yohan Fix, owner of the homonymous Greek brewery.
Location: Under the Acropolis
Description: Koukaki is a beautiful neighborhood in the center of Athens and a breath away from city center. Located on the southeast part of Filopappou hill, it is a very nice neighborhood to stay in Athens.
Location: 11 km south of Athens
Description: Glyfada is a lovely seaside neighbourhood south of Athens. Its beach usually get crowded in summer and it is lined by many cafeterias and watersports centres.
Location: Area connecting Omonia square with Ermou street
Description: Aiolou used to be the street of textiles, as there used to be many textile shops here. Today, you’ll find all kinds of shops in Aiolou street, including fashion shops, cafes, restaurants and patisseries.
Location: The boundaries of Kypseli are set by Patission Street, the Tourkovounia hill, the Municipality of Galatsi and the Pedion Areos park.
Description: The commercial areas are Patission, Fokionos Negri pedestrian Street and recently the square of Agios Georgios. The area is known for its many theatres.
Location: Located between Thissio, Gazi and Koukaki
Description: Ano Petralona has this cozy urban neighborhood feeling, right in the heart of Athens and can be easily reached by public means of transportation.