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Psiri

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Psirri / Gazi
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Address: off Ermou Street | off Ermou Street, Athens, Greece
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THE place for the young and chic: this neighborhood is lined with the...

THE place for the young and chic: this neighborhood is lined with the trendiest shops, clubs and bars in the city.

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Many interesting craft shops and murals

Many local craft shops here making shoes , leather goods, shops refurbishing furnitures, junk shops. Some weird restaurants. Quite different from the tourist shopping streets... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Many local craft shops here making shoes , leather goods, shops refurbishing furnitures, junk shops. Some weird restaurants. Quite different from the tourist shopping streets such as plakka. Chanced upon a good and well priced souvlaki shop τα ΜΠΙΦΤΕΚΙΑ by following a queue.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Psiri area is situated near the Monastiraki Square and is full of small coffee shops and tavernas with traditional Greek food and music in very good prices. Colourful little restaurants, chairs outdoors and several bars offering drinks and Shisha. Lots of flowers on the side of the narrow pedestrian streets old houses fully renovated and painted in bright colours.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small neighborhood off Ermou with narrow colorful streets and surprising things at almost every corner: graffiti, coffee shops, bars, sort of quaint and remote and yet very close to the bustling Monastiraki and many attractions. If you have some free time, go for it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Look, what you see in Psiri depends on what you are looking for in an area. If you are looking for posh shops and people genteelly walking their dogs through attractive gardens, then this is not for you. This is the bric-a-brac end of Emou Street where the second hand traders have their shops. It is however, the beating heart... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is by far the heart of the City of Athens. One of the best places to visit and see the Greek current culture very close. This is not a place for tourists really...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We walked through Psiri every day during our stay in Athens. We almost had our breakfast here and sometimes diner too. They offer good deals on food, snacks and wine. There is often some kind of music either live or from playback. Nice place to spend some time and feed hungry belly.

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Piraeus, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I really love a walk at psiri and I m not the only one. You need to visit when in town . What I love is the colors and the small restaurants and caffees you spend some time in while taking a walk. It's a great place for all tastes

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Visit this neighborhood at night and enjoy the greek music and several pubs and restaurants along the street. If you are looking for a place to enjoy a hookah, you can find it in this neighborhood.

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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We just left Grill House Psiri When we got there it was way more than full with people. We waited for 10 minutes for a table which was no problem as the waiter was really kind. The place is magical, with music, flowers etc. The things turned badly as soon as we sat and ordered. They brought as dome bread... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Near touristy Plaka and off Monastraki Square. A slowly gentrifying neighborhood with cool cafes, occasional restaurants, historic and charming old homes, modern-built condos, and some run down housing. Worth a walk once the heat is of if you are in Athens in the summer

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Psirri / Gazi
Side-by-side neighbourhoods Psirri and Gazi provide some of the city’s prime nightlife. The almost claustrophobic streets of Psirri feature an interesting blend of original small businesses with the restaurants, cafés and bars that have recently sprouted up. The central artery of Agion Anargiron Street has lively places to eat or drink. Further west, you can visit the peaceful ancient cemetery of Keramikos, then cross busy Pireos Street to find yourself in Gazi. With the huge Technopolis performance and art complex converted from old gasworks at its heart, you really have to come at night to appreciate this maze of bars at its best, although a daytime stroll will allow you to admire the excellent street art.
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