Places to Visit in Athens: Monastiraki and Plaka

Greece, Athens Guide (B): Places to Visit in Athens: Monastiraki and Plaka

After our visit to the famous Acropolis, the third day in the Greek Capital was for exploring even more outdoor places to visit in Athens by foot.

We ate some bougatsa for breakfast near our apartment, then went to the subway. We got out at Monastiraki Square, a very lively and crowded area in the city of Athens. Therefore it took a bit of time to get our bearings and get on our way.

The church which is in the background of the image above is Church of St. Mary Pantanassa. Believe it or not, it was once known as the Great Monastery. Over time, probably with the construction of greater religious establishments, it started being called the Little Monastery. Or Monastiraki, in Greek. So this small church is actually the source of the name of the entire area.

Monastiraki Square is the best place to start your walk if you wish to visit the remains of the buildings left by the Romans. You simply walk from the square in the direction of the Museum of Ceramics. Right next to it you will encounter the first Roman vestiges. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Places to Visit in Athens: Monastiraki and Plaka
Guide Location: Greece » Athens
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Monastiraki Square   Church of St. Mary Pantanassa   Museum of Ceramics   Hadrian's Library   Areos Street   Roman Agora   The Horologion of Andronikos of Kirrhos   Anafiotika   Old Tavern of Psaras   Church Agia Ekaterini   Victoria Square   Soureti Cafe   Adrianou Street   Attalos Restaurant   Ancient Agora   Stoa of Attalos  
Author: Mirela Vaduva
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