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Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
reviewed 2 weeks ago by SimplyFred
Although relatively recently constructed 1892 ish, it has the sort of decoration you would, expect in A Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Very elaborate inconography and paint and gilt work. It is nicely proportioned and has a large clean square right in the front.
This is overlooked generally because it sits right near the Metropolis Cathedral. It is worth a look though but for me the most interesting part was the outside walls with the animal reliefs. The church is quite historic, dating back to the 12th century but I don't think a lot of this remains inside apart from a Byzantine era painting.
Had lunch at Avacado during the last week of November We had to wait for about 20 minutes as the number of tables is limited but the place seems quite popular.True to its status the restaurant’s menu was very unique with several signature dishes. We ordered a mix of Asian and Mediterranean- Spicy Thai soup, Falafel, Mushroom forest burger, Om...
I went with my friends to eat there on a Tuesday afternoon. The environment of the place is very calm, friendly and with interesting vibes of delicate decoration leading to modern minimalism.
Regarding the food, it was delicious and the portions were ok. I was amazed with the taste of a plate called Korokke and disappointed with the side dish...
Great hotel at perfect location. Very friendly and nice staff, clean rooms, maybe a little small. Otherwise I don’t know what else to say.The location is perfect, close to many hot spots. Many nice places close by for a coffee or have lunch or look for a restaurant.
Delicious style and design in the room, Loby, restaurant, SPA. Its confortable every where and the spirit of service is anytime smiling. The view from the roof top is breathtaking and anytime pleasant for just a drink, Breakfast or diner.
Nice rooms and great view of the Acropolis.
Excellent food in the rooftop restaurant and nice view of Athens.
Varied and very tasty breakfast.
Almost every attraction within walking distance.
This hotel must have the world's nicest and most helpful service!
We will be back.
Love the rooftop terrace view of Acropolis ( see night pic). and location and I love that it was casual and low key. Clean room- enough for baby to crawl around on. Love the newly renovated bathroom with a beautiful bathtub and marble countertop. It was small but beautiful perfect for my baths w our 1 year old baby after...
I stayed three nights in Hermes Hotel - which is located in the centre of Athens and on a walking distance to all major sites. Both room and bathroom were spacious, beds were very comfortable and breakfast was great - so much variety! The service was great as well, very friendly and helpful staff. Only one minor point: on Saturday...