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The elongated Panathenaic Stadium, built for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, acts as grand gateway to the otherwise purely Athenian neighborhood of Pangrati. This area of typical small squares, busy main roads and residential streets will give you a clear sense of what living in this metropolis is like. A walk up quiet Markou Mousourou Street on the west side of the stadium will bring you past the First National Cemetery to Mets, home to many expats. Turn right to reach the charming Platia Varnava. East of the stadium, commercial Eratosthenous Street leads to rather nondescript Platia Plastira, from where Effranoros Street continues uphill to Platia Profiti Ilia, crowned by a huge church. Among the standard four- to six-story apartment blocks that typify Athens, Pangrati also boasts some genuinely authentic tavernas and the odd trendy bar.
The first cemetery of Athens might not be top of your sightseeing list, but it certainly worth a visit, especially if you want a peaceful break from the frantic traffic of the city, and want to learn about Greek customs regarding death (cremation has only just become legal in Greece).
The variety of tombs and graves are amazing, with many...
Found the tomb of Schliemann to the left of the entrance, raised above other tombs, after wandering aimlessly around the cemetery.
It is certainly impressive, a sort of mini Parthenon, complete with scenes of antiquity.
Worth a look!
Visited In July and sat In the nice patio. We selected the small menu and it was an absolute delight. The first two servings arrived quickly so we asked them to slow down a bit. The two greek wine parings accompaning the dinner was very good, but the desert Wine vino Santo I ordered was two sweet for my taste.
This restaurant was recommended by another tourist, and boy are we indebted to him. We went out of our way to visit this restaurant when we were in the general vicinity. It was not the easiest place to find. The search was worth it. The food was a modern take on traditional Greek cuisine, served up with a minimum of...
We visited Baba Ganosh whilst on holiday in Athens and it was so good, we returned on the last day of our trip! The food is really delicious, particularly good for veggies and vegans (waves) and really cheap - we had two big plates of food and a litre of white wine and got change back from 20 euros. I...
We were a group of U.S. students and faculty, celebrating our first night in Athens. The dinner at Katsourbos was wonderful - great food, friendly atmosphere, a wide selection of family style dishes from Crete, so that members of the group could choose what they wanted. Great experience!
This small hotel is in an alley behind Zappio park, on the side of Kallimarmaro stadium. It take 15' to walk through the park to Syntagma, or you can catch the bus (2, 4, 11) from Agios Spyridonas stop to Syntagma. The hotel has small rooms, shower and toilet en-suite, a tiny lift, and it is quite clean. If you...
"Decent place if not for wifi trouble and the need to pay for a hot shower"
reviewed 3 October 2017 by Syed S
- keep in mind you need to pay .50cc each time u want to take a 'hot' shower .. the water was super cold so it's not possible to take one otherwise. The shower lasts for 7mins and u need to put a 50cc coin in the box again for another 7mins, The box is outside so u need to...
"by the hour hot sheets edifice - exemplary but overdecorated thematically"
reviewed 22 January 2018 by Bardangas
Snugly located- excemplary if you have no friends in the vicinity- discreet, prompt, courteous- chance to meet others that you know not positively excluded since there are no separate through-puts- airconditioningfine in the hot months- bathroom facilities modern and hygienic- noise surround not pronounced- differential pricing on the basis of room character available- ask for quiet and secluded