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The Hellenic Initiative Joins in Fight Against Graffiti in Athens

The Hellenic Initiative is working with the Athens Partnership to scrub off the graffiti found in Athens' oldest neighborhood, Plaka.

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.

The Fascinating History of Syntagma Square in Athens

Syntagma Square is the most historic in Athens and the central point for visitors for sightseeing in the Greek capital

Open-Air Cinemas in Greece: Movies Under the Stars

Open Air -- or "summer" cinemas as Greeks call them are a tradition across Greece with many of the most historic being in downtown Athens. 

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.

The Oldest Street in Athens and Europe

The oldest street in Athens, and the whole of Europe, is about 2,500 years old -- and is located in the Plaka neighborhood.

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...

Restoration of Historic Bridge of Plaka in Epirus Almost Finished (Video)

The restoration of the historic bridge of Plaka, in northwestern Greece, which had collapsed due to heavy rain in 2015 is now almost finished. On Thursday, the last piece of rock was added by the reconstruction group that has been...

Athens Kicks Off Carnival Season with a Tribute to Greece's Folk Traditions

In a tribute to Greece's folk traditions during carnival, the Museum of Modern Greek Culture is collaborating with the Social Cooperative Enterprise (SCE) Folknet to organize an event that is open to the public this Sunday, to mark the...

Drone Video Captures Athens’ Plaka, 'The Neighborhood of the Gods'

Plaka is one of the oldest neighborhoods of the Greek capital, Athens. Built around the slopes of the Acropolis, Plaka is a place full of narrow labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. The neighborhood lays exactly on top of the residential areas...