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Information about Thissio

Thissio Athens: Thissio is a small settlement which is found south west of Monastiraki. It is close to the centre of Athens, famous for the plethora of trendy cafes and bars. Most of the Athenians are in love with this area due to its close proximity to Plaka and the traditional neighborhoods of Athens. From every part of Thissio you are promised to enjoy an amazing view to the Acropolis.

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At the wide pedestrian you will often see people who enjoy a long night walk, amidst the lush surroundings. There is also an open air cinema in the area of Thissio, ideal for the summer nights.Thissio displays a unique layout with many neoclassical buildings dominating the area and today it is one of the liveliest neighborhoods in Athens. One can easily access Thissio with the metro.

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How to get to Thissio

There are many ways to reach Thissio, from any location in Athens.
Airport to Thissio: 36.7 km / 22.8 miles | Piraeus port to Thissio: 9.2 km / 5.7 miles | Syntagma square to Thissio: 4.8 km / 2.9 miles

Tours: Discover Thissio with an organized tour, starting from 17 euros.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Athens transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292 or book your taxi online.

On foot: As Thissio is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Acropolis metro station, in approximately 10 minutes.

By metro: The closest metro station is “Thissio” on line 1. Get a map of the metro here.

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Hotels in Thissio

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This hotel is located in the heart of old Athens opposite the Acropolis and just metres from Thissio, the ancient agora, and the forum. It is set on the pedestrian street of Apostolou Pavlou, an ideal base from which to explore the city and all of its great monuments. Thission urban train station is 50 metres from the hotel. Guests can enjoy all the standard facilities of a city hotel. With simple and functional accommodation the hotel provides guests with a pleasant base from which get to know Athens.

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Reviews of Thissio, Athens

2 Reviews
  • wolfme 02 Jan 2010
    Busy with backpackers
    Time just flew in Athens. We were there during the summer season this year. We stayed at a charming apartment in Thissio. This beautiful neighbourhood is really something different in the heart of Athens. In a distance of 10 minutes walking from Thissio, there was busy Monastiraki with a lovely open bazaar in the weekends. In 20 minutes walking on the other side, there was the hill of Philopappos with a burial monument on top and the Acropolis.

    The streets in Thissio were paved but busy with backpackers and lovely locals who would come every afternoon to have a coffee. The houses were of Neoclassical architecture and many of these buildings had been turned in coffee-houses or classy restaurants. For me, Thissio and Plaka were the nicest parts of Athens. Of course, the centre was not attractive at all and sometimes it could be dangerous to walk alone there.

    Like all the centres in all European capitals, Athens hasn't escaped high criminality rates. Do not walk alone and do not have your pocket and valuables in public view. The most dangerous squares we visited in Athens was Omonoia and Metaxourgio. Hardly any police officer there!

    No need for a car rental in Athens, except if you want to travel away from the town. Public transportation is very efficient and comfortable, however pay attention of pick-pockers. The underground is one of the best in the world but the buses are a bit filthy. We stayed in Athens for four days, which were enough to see all the town in our pace and then we took a 2-days tour to Mycenae, Nafplion and Epidaurus. A nice idea to see some mainland Greece and historical sites before we take the ferry to Naxos.
  • susu47 27 Jun 2008
    Lovely district
    I loved this paved area in the shadow of Acropolis!! For me, it was the best district of Athens. Very close to the centre but still so calm and crowded at the same time. It is an area with old, restored houses and nice cafes. You can have a coffee after walking all day from monument to monument or from Thissio you can start the stroll to Acropolis. The Ancient Agora is in a park in Thissio and there are the Stoa of Attalos and the Temple of Hephaistos. from Thissio, you can get amazing photos of the Acropolis.



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