Metaxourgeio is one of the old neighborhoods of Athens with small houses, ground floor buildings and several abandoned ones. During the last years parts of the area have been reconstructed and Metaxourgeio has evolved into one of the most developing districts of Athens with excellent bars, awarded restaurants, green yards and terraces with a view to the Acropolis. The nearby Votanikos is also transformed into a district with night places but it still maintains its industrial character.