Athens’ Best Neighborhoods for Tourism
Best shopping in Athens
Although many people think that one day is enough to visit Athens, we think that to know the city you have to walk and enjoy its different neighborhoods and areas. Athens is not only the Acropolis.
Known as the neighborhood of the Gods because of its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka is Athens oldest, most attractive and most lively neighborhood.
It’s the neighborhood where all the really important sites for tourists are. Restaurants, hotels, and shops, all within walking distance of the Acropolis. It’s full of small alleys where you breathe classical Greece and you can imagine it in all its golden splendor.
If you’re looking for a place to stay, you can choose the Plaka Hotel. It’s near the metro station, and it has big, modern and beautiful rooms. First class breakfast with variety and quality that stands out. Multilingual staff to facilitate the visit to the host. Best of all, the view of the Acropolis from the terrace you can access freely!
Although located only 10 kilometers north of central Athens, Kifisia is worlds apart. Shaded streets, the elegant mansions of the nineteenth century with their high walls and manicured gardens recall the times when the area was a summer resort for the aristocracy. In addition, being behind Mount Pendeli causes the temperature to be somewhat cooler than in the center of the Greek capital.
Although some areas retain an antique style, the population increase in the last two decades has given the neighborhood a more suburban, but luxurious air. Boutiques and shopping malls from the streets of East Kifisia to the busy Plateia Kefalariou offer top brand products. This neighborhood has some boutique hotels, expensive cafes, and international restaurants. Kifisia is one of the fanciest suburbs in Athens.
If you’re looking for a place to stay, the Coco-Mat Hotel Nafsika is a great choice. If you are looking for peace, relaxation, good treatment and the possibility of visiting the sights of Athens, this is your hotel. The hotel is part of CocoMat, which besides having several hotels, manufactures mattresses, natural pillows, bedding, bath and home furnishings.
Kifissia is a very elegant neighborhood, where you will find the shops of the best brands, great restaurants, and nightlife, all you need for any occasion.
Monastiraki is one of the most interesting and vibrant areas of the city. Its name comes from the monastery of the homonymous square.
Monastiraki is one of the best shopping areas in Athens. You can find all kinds of items, from second-hand clothing to CDs, books, and antiques.
The main streets of Monastiraki are Ermou, Adrianou, and Pandrossou Street, although it is highly recommended to wander through the streets of the area.
You can see the various archeological findings that appeared during the construction of the Monastiraki metro station, which is one of the oldest in the Athens metro network. You can also visit the Tzisdaraki Mosque, see the collection of ceramics at the Kerameikos Archaeological Museum, and go to Hadrian’s Library to see items preserved from the Athenian classical period.
Immerse yourself in the magic of great temples, majestic buildings and a lively civilization. Enjoy Athens!0