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The most beautiful promenades in Athens

Athens ● 14 June 2017
Athens is a very large city, but its historical center its perfect for walking. Everything is within walking distance, and in the amazing promenades of Athens Center, you can admire the old town, its ancient sites and the neoclassical architecture of the nice, colourful buildings as well as shop, meet new people and choose one of the numerous bars, taverns and cafes there. 

Syntagma to Monastiraki
From Syntagma Square starts a shopping promenade in Ermou Street, which is the most famous shopping street in Athens with popular brands. Ermou is a pedestrian, and after about 1 km, it ends in Monastiraki, the most traditional square of Athens. This route is about 15 minutes on foot.

Ermou Street

Monastiraki to Acropolis
From Monastiraki starts the pedestrian of Adrianou, which is a lovely narrow street with colourful neoclassical houses that nowadays, have been turned into cafes and restaurants. Near Adrianou, is located the ancient site of Ancient Agora (Athens). At the end of Adrianou, starts the pedestrian of Apostolou Paulou in Thiseio. On the one side, you can see the cliff of Acropolis and on the other side, cafes and bars as well as people having a walk. Apostolou Paulou is renamed into Dionysiou Aeropagitou after Thiseio and ends in front of Acropolis Museum. You need for this promenade 30-45 minutes on foot, but you can also rent a bike.

Dionysiou Areopagitou

Acropolis Museum to Plaka
From Acropolis Museum, you can go to Plaka, where there are many narrow, pebbled streets to have a beautiful stroll. Kydathinaion is the main street there that is full of traditional taverns and local shops. In Plaka, there is also the district of Anafiotika, an area that gives you the feeling of being on an island with small houses climbing on the cliff of Acropolis. This promenade can last from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on how many shops you want to visit and how many photos you want to take in this stunning scenery.

Kydathinaion Street in Plaka

Monastiraki to Gazi
From Monastiraki, at the end of Ermou, starts a pedestrian that passes by the Keramikos Archealogical site, the ancient cemetery of the city. This pedestrian ends in Gazi, a former industrial district, which is nowadays a hype area with lot of clubs and cultural spots. On foot, this walk lasts about 20 minutes.

Piraeus to Vouliagmeni
Piraeus begins the famous Athens Riviera, an amazing promenade by the sea with many cafes, restaurants and night clubs as well as organised beaches with crystal waters and beach bars. This route is about 60 km long, and ends in Cape Sounio, but you can see a big part of it by tram or bike.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Athens, Greece Diethnes Hotel
8.4 10
Diethnes Hotel
52, Peoniou str.(Larissis Station), 104 40 Athens, Greece

Diethnes Hotel is located in Athens, just a 3-minute walk from Larissa Metro Station and Athens Railway Station. Syntagma Square is just 4 metro stops away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Elikon Hotel
7.9 10
Elikon Hotel
3, Dorou str., 10431 Athens, Greece

Located in the centre of Athens, Elikon Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Omonoia Metro station, making transport easy throughout Athens. Piraeus Port is only 20 minutes away using the metro.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Chris Hotel
8.5 10
Chris Hotel
6, Potamou str., 14564 Athens, Greece

Hotel Chris is situated in a quiet spot in Nea Kifisia, 100 m from the E75 motorway and 2 km from Kifisia Train Station. Athens city center can be reached within approximately 30 minutes using the electric train. Athens International Airport is at 38 km.