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Thiseio

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Artemis
Artemis
October 23, 2019
Traditional neighbourhood next to Monasteraki, surrounding the Acropolis hill with traditional tavernals and cafes. Great for walking around and exploring.
Maria
Maria
October 12, 2019
Thiseio or Thissio is the name of a traditional neighbourhood in downtown Athens, Greece, northwest of the Acropolis, 1.5 km southwest of downtown. Long ago, the name was derived from the Temple of Hephaestus which was mistakenly known as Thiseion in reference to Theseus, the mythical king of…
Petros-Falia
Petros-Falia
October 11, 2019
Thission, the best-preserved temple of antiquity, was dedicated to Hephaistos and Athena. It is located in the western perimeter of the Agora.
Alkistis
Alkistis
October 09, 2019
Thiseio or Thissio is the name of a traditional neighbourhood in downtown Athens, Greece, northwest of the Acropolis, 1.5 km southwest of downtown. The area has many cafés and cultural meeting points. Thissio is another favourite venue for spontaneous, open-air concerts and happenings by street…
Anthi
Anthi
October 05, 2019
Walking street market shops food n drink with view

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Neighbourhood
“The neighborhood of Psyrri is arty and bohemian, with old and new points of interest side by side. Old fashioned artisans workshops, hidden alleys, counter culture and alternative spaces, street art, popular bars and traditional restaurants, coexist in harmony, creating a fascinating atmosphere full of surprises. The young crowd love it and keep the nightlife busy. The main attraction in Psyrri is the Kerameikos ancient cemetery, which includes part of the Themistoclean Wall and the Sacred Gate. The Museum of Islamic Art and the Pottery Museum on Melidoni street are very interesting to visit. The Armenian church and the Synagogue are also located in this district. Restaurants in Psyrri are mainly traditional, with tasty Greek mezedes and homemade specialties. Oinopoleion is a very good choice in this category with wine directly from the owners farm. The only kosher restaurant in Athens, Gostijo, is located in Psyrri, offering a journey through the Mediterranean flavors of the Sefardi Jews. Krasopoulio tou Kokkora on Aisopou street is recommended for its excellent cuisine and Serbetia on Aisxylou street is famous for the outstanding desserts. Nightlife is vibrant and bohemian, with small, friendly bars and hip entertainment. Tranzistor is a happy place with colorful decoration and reasonable prices. Cantina Social with its renowned Russian beers attracts the counter culture crowd, hipsters, bands, who enjoy Christos homemade cocktails. Psira on Miaouli street, one of the first bars to open in this district, is the favorite hangout for students and the arty set and the specialty is rakomelo, a drink made with raki and honey. Shopping is an exciting experience in Psyrri. High end shops like Tonics Essentials with an enchanting collection of perfumes and toiletries, Hidden Showroom with trendy fashion by talented young designers, Sabater Hermanos with handmade perfumed soaps, Karras with designer leather bags and accessories, The Roots with artistic lighting are some of the best. Artisans workshops selling sandals, suitcases, lampshades, old vinyls and second hand books, create a picturesque choice. ”
  • 103 locals recommend
History Museum
“One of the most noteworthy museums in Athens where you can see original findings from the Acropolis archeological site and enjoy amazing views of the Parthenon. ”
  • 437 locals recommend
Hill
“The word acropolis literally means in Greek "upper city," and though associated primarily with the Greek cities Athens, Argos (with Larissa), Thebes (with Cadmea), and Corinth (with its Acrocorinth), may be applied generically to all such citadels, including Rome, Jerusalem, Celtic Bratislava, many in Asia Minor, or even Castle Rock in Edinburgh. An example in Ireland is the Rock of Cashel. Acropolis is also the term used by archaeologists and historians for the urban Castro culture settlements located in Northwestern Iberian hilltops. The most famous example is the Acropolis of Athens,which, by reason of its historical associations and the several famous buildings erected upon it (most notably the Parthenon), is known without qualification as the Acropolis. Acropolis of Athens achieved its form in the fifth century BC and is currently an archeological site.Although originating in the mainland of Greece, use of the acropolis model quickly spread to Greek colonies such as the Dorian Lato on Crete during the Archaic Period.”
  • 349 locals recommend
History Museum
“The history of Greece. Great building, great museum, with ancient greek treasures. The neighborhood is not very safe.”
  • 269 locals recommend
Track Stadium
“One of the main historic attractions of Athens, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble. A stadium was built on the site of a simple racecourse by the Athenian statesman Lykourgos (Lycurgus) c. 330 BC, primarily for the Panathenaic Games.”
  • 224 locals recommend
Location
Athens, 118 51