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Old Town Plaka – Thissio

General Info

A short walk from Syntagma sq. through the city centre for shopping may easily bring you to the old town district, where the ancient city of Athens co-exists with the modern in every moment of their history.

There are Plaka, Thissio, Monastiraki, Psriri; picturesque neighbourhoods full of life, with stone-paved streets, ancient findings of great importance, beautiful old houses, squares and cozy taverns, small Byzantine churches and tiny old shops selling all kinds of “treasures”… There you can buy from sesame pretzels, fruits and spices to glass beads, elaborated jewels and expensive gifts!

You may choose to mingle in the crowd, admire the view to the ancient temples or rest for a while and enjoy a cup of Greek coffee, a glass of ouzo with a little snack or a cold beer to freshen up…