Athens Street
Athens Street
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permia
Ireland63,247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Our apartment was close to this fine route, so we traversed along it many times enjoying the sights and sounds.

A gorgeous little Church that of Agia Kyriaki caught our eye on our first stroll. Built while the Ottomans were occupying it has an attractive façade with impressive stone craft and a belfry with clock.

Within is a lovely Iconostasis. A fine sculpture of an eagle with fully outstretched wings symbolises carrying the Word around the world.

At the start at Omonia we admired the impressive Pentakiklon Sculpture. Unveiled in 2001 we assume it marked the Olympics, announced for Athens in 1997 and hosted there in 2004.

Before coming to the imposing Town Hall, the fine sculpture of Pericles is to be seen. Created in gleaming Carrara marble by the German artist Heinrich Faltermeier it was revealed in 1973.

Seen from delightful Kotzia Square the Neo-Classical Town Hall is elegant. Built in the 1870s with just two floors because finance wasn’t plentiful, it was expanded with the addition of a third one in 1937.

On Kotzia itself the most striking feature is a marvellous modern sculptural depiction of the Greek mythical hero Theseus. Surrounded by a great fountain, it was completed in 1996.

As Central Markets go the one here is truly expansive and comprehensive. We ambled around both the offerings of fish multitudes and the adjoining meat and vegetable arrays. Immense indeed.
Written 9 December 2020
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sssteveg
Haifa, Israel1,820 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Athinis street isn’t listed anywhere as a tourist attraction. It’s just a real street, with real people, and real stores. There are no souvenir shops, and no touristy restaurants.
However, it was one of the most interesting activities we did in Athens. We strolled on it to get from Monastiriki Square to the Vervakios market. Like I said, a real street, with real people, and real stores!
Written 15 October 2023
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crazyh
concord nh9,207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
Whenever we go to Athens we stay at the Attalos Hotel on Athinas Street . . . one of the best locations to be in Athens. A short walk from the Monistiraki Metro Station & Square, the Acropolis, the Plaka, the Central Markets (Fish, Meat, Produce) it's lined with shops for the "everyman" in all of us. We have been there when strikes & protests were held and never had any problems. Always lively and never once been accosted or approached by anyone to pester us. If you are looking for real Greek experience then Athinas St. is for you. Of course, like any major city one always needs to use common sense, but again, we have never had any problems during our stays there.
Written 12 December 2012
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satyasachi
Hartsdale, NY1 contribution
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I would recommend to go on the top of Filipappos Hill (JUST REMEMBER YOUR WAY DOWN OR HOLD ON TO SOME ATHENIAN ON THE HILL) The view from the top of the hill, Pynx is mind blowing. Its worth to stay there up till 21.00 hours till they switch on all the lights around Parthenon or even later if you know the way down. The reason is, there are no lights on the road from say the church below, till top of the hill and there are SO MANY winding paths on the hill that you will get lost. We remembered the road pretty thoroughly but still we got lost.
Written 9 October 2010
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aaz148
The Hague81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
Athinas has always been a great joy and pleasure for me to walk. This is an exciting journey into discovering specialty shops, unique groceries, rare artisan shops of hats, woodcraft appliances, garments and what not, and special delis all of which have perished from the modern European city scenery. Not once have I ever felt unsafe, but I may add that I did not have the chance to walk it at night, neither have I ventured into the side streets. This is a bustling street, full of people, colors and aromas. Walk with confidence - you will love it.
Written 29 September 2017
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Anna L
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2012 • Solo
I took the subway to go to the ferry, very early in the morning.
I witnessed someone being mugged. 5 guys went inside the subway and jumped on the tourist. At the next stop they where out.
When arrived at the final stop to the Ferry, the person who sells ferry tickets told me that the past few weeks it did happen often at the same time (5.30-6am).
My point is just be alert if you are taking the subway very early (in the ferry's subway line)
Written 8 November 2012
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travelquick
Athens, Greece84 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Family
First, the name of the attraction in your guide should be corrected. This is Athina's street (prounounced differently from the name of the city of Athens), the street starting from the Acropolis (the place of goddess Athina's temple) and leading to the west part of the city centre. Being the border of that west part, the street reflects, to a large extent, the problematic profile of the west quarters, with poor immigrants etc, but, at the same time, it hosts the City Hall and its nice square and some interesting corners from the past: small bahar-shops (recently upgraded to delis), food markets, buildings in neoclassical style reminding that this was actually the old town quarter till even the 1970s, including some residences.The street ends at Omonoia square, the heart of the shopping area in the 1970s, when it used to symbolise the modern lifting of the city. Now Omonoia is still significant in terms of shopping (though it has totally lost its high-end spots and many stores of all kinds are closed to move to the suburb shopping centres), but it's become host of different types of immigrants, a fact that has destroyed the character of the whole area, including Athinas street, esp in its part that is close to Omonoia. Staying at Athinas street can be practical, as many parts of the city are accessible very easily, and also can be a low-budget choice. On the other hand, the street is noisy and parts of it not in the least attractive for tourists.
Written 19 July 2012
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Magellano81
Tortona, Italy40,406 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
I don't think this is one of the top attractions of the city, it is just a normal street with shops and nothing more.
Not far from the center or Plaka, however if you have time available I would advise you not to come here and concentrate precious time to visit other places much more beautiful here in Athens.
Written 9 June 2014
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Nicholas L
Oakland, CA11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012
It was just a busy street with a lot of traffic and a sea of people..it was rather dirty and uninviting. worth missing.
Written 2 January 2013
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Iain R
Edinburgh, UK254 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Family
We were on the Crown Princess that docked at Piraeus
We decided to take a Yellow hop on hop of bus but stay on for the complete route. We say the girl she confirmed this was possible and with confirmation bought tickets.
So. on 27th November, we that is 4 of us selected to do a 90 minute tour Piraeus to Athens!
What happened was dreadful, at the Acropolis told to change bus, so we repeated the city centre tour! then hit a demonstration and traffic!. Eventually back to Acropolis again, and another change and whisked back to Piraeus by direct route.
We were tired worried about was happening cold desperate needed a WC.
On return contacted Yellow hop on hop of bus and no reply.
Written 17 December 2012
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