Places to Visit in Athens: Monastiraki and Plaka

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

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))
Author: Mirela Letailleur
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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

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