Lycabettus Hill

According to mythology, the goddess Athena wanted her temple in Acropolis to be near the heavens. One stormy night she went to Mount Penteli, and took a large rock with the purpose of placing it on the existing rock. As she transported the rock, two black birds approached her, bringing her bad news regarding something […]


Plaka is a neighborhood at the foot of the Acropolis constructed on the same site as ancient residential areas. Today it is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with beautiful neo-classical buildings. The Plaka is divided into the Upper Plaka (Ano Plaka) and the Lower Plaka (Kato Plaka) by the main street (Adrianou Street) which […]


One of the most typical areas in “old” Athens full of narrow lanes and small buildings, representing the Ottoman and Byzantine influence on the city. In the open-air stands and in the small shops, located on central streets (Andrianou, Ifaestou, Theseiou, Aghios Fillipos, Astiggos and Ermou), you can buy everything: shoes, clothes, old and new […]


Thissio is a small settlement 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 […]