Athens Thissio

General information

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.

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.

Best Hotels & Accommodations

Recommended by Greeka

Athenian Residences


Athenian Residences is a stone-built complex, offering facilities in the picturesque area of Psyrri. The facilities are family-friendly and the location is great if you would like to combine a calming atmosphere with sightseeing. A variety of services are also available.



2 stars

The elegantly designed Phidias Hotel can be found near the Acropolis, in one of the most historic areas in Athens. Featuring a restaurant, a bar, and a 24-hour reception, the hotel provides comfortable rooms with a minimal style. Complimentary amenities are also available at the hotel.


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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.