Greektown, Detroit

Greektown, Detroit

Greektown is one of Detroit's most popular commercial and entertainment districts. During the early 20th century, this district was where most of the Greek immigrants settled. Even when the Greek community started relocating to other areas in the 1920s, the neighborhood still retained many of the restaurants and coffeehouses that made it stand out.

Second Baptist Church and St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church are two of the churches with the greatest significance. Another landmark historical building is the Atheneum Suite Hotel. This neighborhood has had a place on the National Register of Historic Places since 1982.

The Greektown Casino is one of the highlights of this area. The casino's architectural highlights include elements similar to the Parthenon. Monroe Street, one of the main streets in this area, plays festive Greek music all day, adding to the atmosphere. There are seven Greek-style restaurants, each serving unique types of cuisine.

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Sight Name: Greektown
Sight Location: Detroit, USA (See walking tours in Detroit)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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