Anafiotika



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Address:

Prytaneiou & Erechtheos
(Plaka)
105 58 Athens, Greece

Neighborhood:

Plaka

Contact:

tel: +30 210 331 0392 (Tourist information)

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

NileGuide Expert tip:

To get to Anafiotika, turn right past the wall of the Theater of Dionysus. Keep walking up the inclined road until you're panting and cursing me, then look to your left and you'll see a historical marker and some little white steps. Go up.

Description:

Weave your way up to this grouping of houses and you may think you're on a Cycladic island when you see the whitewashed homes built in island style architecture. This is the work of migrants from the Cycladic island of Anafi who came to the capital in the 19th century. Now you can wander past their homes where their descendants are still living, cooking, and watching television. Don't be surprised if you see one in the window or gardening on their terrace. They're happy to direct you to the Acropolis, "Acropoli, Up!" but actually there is no access to the Acropolis from Anafiotika. It is a destination in itself.

Nearby is the Kanellopoulos museum and the Museum of the History of the University of Athens.

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Paige Moore


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