Athens Aiolou

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General information

Aiolou street is a historical central paved road connecting Omonia square with Ermou street.
Its name derives from the ancient Greek god of the winds, Aeolus.

Constructed in 1833, Aiolou street is one of the oldest streets in Athens.
When the street was pedestrianized in 2003, parts of the ancient fortification of Athens, which was made of limestone, were discovered.

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.
It is ideal for a walk on a sunny day and is considered the paradise of street food, as in Aiolou street you’ll taste delicious international street food, from burgers to falafels!

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Located in Monastiraki, Emporikon Hotel combines an excellent location near the Acropolis with an amazing design. The hotel is family-friendly, with different kinds of facilities to accommodate your needs. In this area, you will find various landmarks, cafes, restaurants, and more.


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  • Self-drive classic route

    Category: Other, Multi Days, City Breaks, City, Private, Ancient Sites, Shore Excursions
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    Explore Greece by car on this self-drive classic route. Give your self the change to see the capital of Greece, Athens, and the most important archaeological sites of the country at your own pace!

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    from € 620.00
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