Adrianou Street, Athens

Adrianou Street, Athens

While the bustling artery of Plaka neighborhood has become quite commercialized these days, it does retain the feel of old Athens all the same. In fact, it’s divided into two distinct sections: the upper part, Adrianou Ano Plaka, runs right in front of the Acropolis complex, while the lower part, Kato Plaka, lies between Syntagma and Monastiraki.

The upper section is densely packed with sidewalk cafes, taverns, and restaurants offering visitors not only delicious food and coffee but also an excellent view of the Acropolis. It's a great spot for people-watching and engaging in some gossip, just as the Athenians do – with an espresso in one hand and a pastry or cigarette in the other. Apart from the magnificent views of the ancient ruins, especially at night, you'll be welcomed with friendly service while you enjoy your refreshments and light meals.

Don't miss the 33 ALL DAY restaurant/bar at No. 33, where you can have some of the best pizza in Athens along with a wide variety of Greek, Belgian, and German beers. Their extensive menu offers good-sized portions, and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, which combines traditional Greek flavors with a modern twist. The presentation and service here are top-notch.

Meanwhile, KUZINA at No. 9 may be sleek and stylishly decorated, but it's not just about appearances. The food, especially the inventive seafood and pasta dishes, ranks among the best in Athens. Plus, there's a scenic rooftop where you can enjoy delicious drinks.

Along the railway track, you'll also discover excellent 'rakadika' and 'ouzeri' – pub-like eateries that serve appetizers to complement beverages like 'raki' (a fiery spirit made from grape must), 'rakomelo' (a mix of raki and honey), ouzo, and homemade wine.

Tip:
No. 100 houses the unique "cultural goods" shop FORGET ME NOT, which has garnered a loyal following for its one-of-a-kind souvenirs and gifts. Here, you can purchase gifts featuring contemporary designs with a sense of humor, created by local designers. From bags that mimic fishmonger's paper to Plexiglass evil-eye charms, this shop showcases the best of contemporary Greek design.

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Sight Name: Adrianou Street
Sight Location: Athens, Greece (See walking tours in Athens)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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