Athens Anafiotika

Location: Plaka

The district of Anafiotika is among the most quaint areas to visit in Athens! Anafiotika is part of the historic area that is known as Plaka, close to the center of Athens and the Acropolis. It is one of the most popular places to wander thanks to its picturesque setting.
In this area, visitors will discover a few cafes and restaurants with hospitable people and a traditional atmosphere.

The old houses of Anafiotika have a unique kind of architecture that will probably remind you of the Cyclades islands. Its construction dates back to the mid 19th century. Anafiotika neighborhood was named after Anafi Island, since it was built by workers who arrived from there and moved to Athens to construct the Hellenic Parliament building, which served as the palace of King Otto in the past. They were initially erected for subsidized housing purposes and a large part of the neighborhood was later demolished.
Currently, many of the old houses located there are listed and well-preserved, painted in vibrant colors and featuring tiny lovely gardens.

The church of Agios Nikolaos Ragava is one of the most important Byzantine monuments of the city. From there, visitors can gaze at Mount Lycabettus and enjoy a panoramic view of Athens.

Keep in mind that the small neighborhood is paved and it cannot be visited by car.

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How to get there

There are many ways to reach Anafiotika from any location in Athens. Keep in mind though, that vehicles do not have access in the district, so reaching it is only possible on foot.

On foot: As Anafiotika is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Monastiraki Square or Akropoli Metro Station in approximately 10 minutes.

By metro: The closest metro stations are Akropoli (Red Line) and Monastiraki (Green Line and Blue Line). Note that in order to reach Anafiotika from the metro, a 10-minute walk is needed. Get a map of the metro here.

By bus/trolleybus: Since Anafiotika is one of the most famous areas of Athens, there are many buses that stop nearby. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.



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