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Athens Sights


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Updated 08/19/2014

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This neighborhood, easily accessible by metro and offering a lovely view of the Acropolis, has become one of the liveliest café and restaurant districts in Athens. The area has excellent rakadika and ouzeri—popular eateries that offer plates of appetizers to go with raki, a fiery spirit made from grape must; rakomelo, a mix of raki and honey heated to boiling point; the ever-appealing ouzo; as well as barrels of homemade wine. The main strip is the Nileos pedestrian zone across from the ancient Agora entrance, lined with cafés that are cozy in winter and have outdoor tables in summer. The rest of the neighborhood is quiet, an odd mix of mom-and-pop stores and dilapidated houses that are slowly being renovated (take a note: art gallery Bernier/Eliades on Eptahalkou and tea shop Fevronia on Amfiktyonos and Poulopoulou are certainly worth a visit); take a brief stroll along Akamantos (which becomes Galatias) around the intersections of Dimofontos or Aginoros, or down Iraklidon, to get a feel for the quarter's past.

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West of ancient Agora, Apostolou Pavlou, and Akamantos, Athens, 11851, Greece

Updated 08/19/2014


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