Anafiotika

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Anafiotika, Athens, 10558

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Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
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Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, First-time travellers, Honeymooners, Design and architecture, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Sightseeing

Best for Romance - Expert review of Anafiotika

A little piece of the Cyclades marooned beneath the Parthenon.

When Athens was appointed the capital of newly independent Greece in 1834, migrant workers were shipped in from the remote island of Anafi. Known as master builders, they also carved out cottages for themselves in the foothills of the Acropolis. Known as Anafiotika, this Cycladic-style village remains marooned below the Parthenon and above Plaka. After a stroll through the whitewashed alleys, fragrant with jasmine and strung with laundry, you’ll feel like you’ve been on holiday.

 

Expert tips: 
On Stratonos Srtreet is the 17th century church Agios Georgios tou Vrachou (St. Geoge of the Rock). Look for fragments of marble from an ancient temple built into the church.

More information on Anafiotika:

Price guide:
Free
Type:
Neighbourhood / street
Address:
Anafiotika, Athens, 10558
Months open:
All year round
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor
Free tags / Keywords:
scenic walk, Great views, peace and quiet

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