Districts of Athens - name, description, photos of districts of Athens, where to stay for tourists

Districts of Athens

Districts of Athens

Are you interested in the districts of Athens? Taking a look at the map, you can see that Athens is divided into 7 districts with numerous neighborhoods and districts.

Names and descriptions of major areas

  • Plaka: A tour of this old area involves walking through the narrow streets lined with neoclassical houses. Plaka invites couples with children to visit the Children's Museum - in “Soap room” little guests will experiment with water and soap bubbles, “Living room of grandmother and grandfather” they will go to an old Athenian house, where old furniture, a radio and a stove are located, in “Family room” children will be able to play with interactive toys, in the kitchen - practice their culinary skills (together with the instructor, you can cook different delicacies), and from “Rooms of Pythagoras” everyone who is not indifferent to geometric shapes will be delighted. In this area, you should see the Tower of the Winds (it is a chapel with an 8-sided tower), stroll along Filomousos Etheria square with its bars, shops and souvenir shops and the National Botanical Garden (here are collected shrubs and flowers from all over the world; you can walk along the alleys, listening to birdsong; relax by the pond), look into the Museum of Folk Musical Instruments (a collection from the 18th century to the present day is collected here).
  • Acropolis: the main attractions are the Acropolis itself (tourists will see interesting objects of the complex that are worth capturing in the photo), the ruins of the Dionysus Theater, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus (in the summer, having bought a ticket for a certain event, here you can attend concerts, literary readings, theater performances, as well as at the Athens Festival, in honor of which original performances are arranged).
  • Kolonaki: As the 200-meter Lycabettus Mountain is located on the border of this area, travelers are advised to climb it on foot or by cable car to explore the entire city from the observation deck. It is worth noting that an open theater is located at the top - guests are invited here to Greek and international concerts.
  • Monastiraki: interesting for the ancient mosque, the temple of the Most Holy Theotokos (tourists can be impressed by the openwork modeling on the facade, as well as mosaics, frescoes, images of religious subjects in the interior) and the market where souvenirs and antiques are sold (you can visit it from 07:00 to 19: 00).

Where to stay for tourists

Travelers looking to be close to 24/7 entertainment should look for hotels in the Kolonaki area.

Want to have fun? At your service - the area of ​​Monastiraki, the neighborhoods adjacent to the University of Athens, Syntagma Square (local taverns and coffee shops welcome tourists and the local population until late).

Accommodation facilities in Plaka, Monastiraki, Athinas Street and Ermou Street are suitable for those who are interested in retail outlets that can satisfy the varied tastes of vacationers..

Tourists are not advised to stay in the Omonia Square area due to the homeless and beggars encountered on the way.

Pictures of the districts of Athens

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