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Spending a Day in Plaka, the Oldest Neighborhood in Athens

Spending a day in the Plaka district in Athens is an experience that stays with travelers for a lifetime.

Top Spots for Sightseeing Around Syntagma Square in Athens

Syntagma Square has literally been the very heart of Athens ever since the city became the capital of the modern Greek state.

Athens Shuts Down for Antetokounmpo Movie Filming

The filming of a Disney+ movie about Giannis Antetokounmpo saw the closure of Monastiraki, downtown Athens on Wednesday. 

The Fascinating Ancient History of Athens’ Monastiraki Square

Located at the heart of Athens, Monastiraki Square is a unique blend of styles, cultures and eras, ever-changing and vibrant.

Greek Artist Creates Entire Mural With a Black Marker

Greek artist Stefanos Papadimos used a single black marker to change the popular cafe and vegan restaurant "Solasta."

Shops in Monastiraki, Plaka, Acropolis Areas to Open on Sundays Per New Greek Decree

Per a decision that was announced to the public on Wednesday by Giorgos Dimopoulos, the deputy governor of the central part of Athens, the many boutiques and shops in the tourist areas of Monastiraki, Plaka and the Acropolis will...

Where did Athens Neighborhoods and Squares Get Their Names From

There are several famous and strangely named neighborhoods and squares in Athens and even Athenians don't know how these neighborhoods were named. America Square today is deteriorating as the whole Kypseli neighborhood is downgrading. Yet, the busy square was named...

Athens' 17th Century Fethiye Mosque Opens to the Public

A photographic exhibition on the work completed by the Athens Ephorate of Antiquities in the past two years will signal the opening of the fully restored Fethiye Mosque in Monastiraki to the public, the Ephorate said on Saturday. The 17th...

Pokemon Go Players Occupy Central Athens

The "Pokemon Go" craze has hit Greece for good, as hundreds of players occupied Syntagma Square and Monastiraki on Saturday night with their eyes glued to their smart phones. Hundreds of people aged 15-25 heeded the call through Facebook and...

The Most Local Tour of Athens You 'll Find on The Web

Stop being a tourist – start becoming an explorer! Here's an account of a real local tour of Greece's capital, Athens.