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Magnificent Byzantine Churches in the Heart of Athens

A tour of the Byzantine churches in the historic center of Athens offers history, unique architecture, a rare viewing experience and a knowledge boost. Not only have they survived but many churches are still open for spiritual business and...

The 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.

How Athens Neighborhoods and Squares Got Their Names

There are several famous neighborhoods and squares in Athens with strange names, whose origins even Athenians are unaware of. Plateia Amerikis, or America Square, is an iconic square in Athens. The busy square was named in 1927, as the municipal...

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.

Monastiraki: Bargaining for the Past at Athens’ Flea Market

Monastiraki Square is one of the most vibrant areas of the Greek capital, and its flea market is at the center of this charming hub in Athens. A man in a suit and bowtie stands next to a 1950's car...

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. 

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...

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...