A picturesque walking route to the Acropolis

March 7, 2018

 

There is no better way to discover a city than walking around its neighborhoods. Stranded or with a map on your hand, the moments of genuine life and impromptu meetings with beauty are the memories that will be engraved in your memory.

 

 

The obvious spots are not to be missed since they are a cliché for a reason, so in Athens the Acropolis hill and the Parthenon are essential part of the experience. We propose to you an alternative route to this magnificent archeological site.

 

 

Instead of taking the fastest and crowded street of Dionysiou Areopagitou stroll around the picturesque alleys of Anafiotika neighborhood.

 

Follow the route below!

 

 

The story of Anafiotika begins at the tiny Cycladic island of Anafi. In 1860 the first residents build their homes under the rock of Acropolis using the craftsmanship they brought from their homeland. 

 

 

There are about 45 houses still standing to remind the story of these early Athenians. Anafiotika neighborhood brings a certain island breeze to the architecture of the grey, crowded city and are an unmissable part of this urban journey.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed this small detour!

 

Postcards from Greece team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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