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Plaka and Monastiraki are in the heart of the city and combine the past with the attractive aspects of today. They are the most touristic areas of Athens and this is not bad, since they excite all visitors with their ambience and their Greek character. Your walk at N Monastiraki starts from the station and the central square of Avissinia. The area truly resembles a large celebration, a large bazaar with impressive wonderful monuments, testimonies from a glorious past. Some of these are Hadrian’s Library, the Tower of Winds, the Roman Agora and the Gate of Athena Archegetis. The trademark of the area is its outdoor market. A lot of people enjoy a unique experience of purchases, with opportunities in antiques, clothes, shoes, army shoes, jewelry, beads and whatever you may imagine. Plaka is perhaps the most beautiful and most picturesque district of the city. Located between Psiris, Syntagma and Monastiraki square and is almost exclusively a pedestrian zone. The small labyrinth alleys are filled with tourist shops with souvenirs, cafes and taverns. The main streets are Adrianou and Kidathinaion. The most peculiar and enchanting area of Plaka is the famous Anafiotika, which is one of the most photographed corners of the island. And justifiably so!
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Anafiotika
The Aegean in the heart of Athens. At the point where the oracle of Delphi has forbidden habitation and Ethiopian slaves had found refuge during the Turkish occupation, workers and craftsmen from Anafi, who came to Athens to work, built their Cycladic neighborhood after the Liberation.
Avissinias Square
One of the most impressive spots of Athens is Avissinias square.