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THE place for the young and chic: this neighborhood is lined with the trendiest shops, clubs and bars in the city.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Athens, Greece
Monastiraki
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Psiri area is very close to the Monastiraki square. Many decades ago it was an undeveloped area. It isn't elegant like Plaka but it has a distinctive atmosphere. I like it more from Plaka because is a still labor class district. I love the remained...More

8  Thank Veros G
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 September 2012

When Psiri first emerged in the Athenian night scene, the novelty it brought with it was the rough edges of a decadent post-industrialised end of town. In the early 90's, it boasted few but excellent restaurants, bars, theatres. As time went by, the new additions...More

5  Thank AVRA-Z
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We rented an apartment in Psirri and absolutely loved the location. The area is a 5 minute walk from Monestaraki Square and are lined with excellent restaurants. The area is vibrant and offers interesting street art and cafes with live music. We loved our stay...More

Thank Joanita R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me think, 1.Great 2.Lovely people 3.Fantastic night life 4. Full of Art 5.Top Restaurants 6.Divers type of Bars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank Venezuela1976
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is neighbourhood here.Nothing special. There are cafes and restaurants around here. There are graffiti on the walls.

Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Perhaps it's my age, but I'm not a fan of graffiti on every building and much of it being non-artistic. There are a few interesting and arty murals in Psyrri, but Agias Theklas is atrocious. The place needs to be revitalised and in a positive...More

Thank ak2271
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We visited with our food tour guide , it was terrific , if we had more time would spend a day wondering around here . Was on old yucky, unsafe part of town but has become gentrified👍- lots of fab food & drink places /...More

Thank ozzycruisers
Reviewed 4 August 2018

An area close to Monastiraki. Known thanks to traditional tavernas, interesting buildings, drawnings and graphiti. Can be visited by day and night

Thank turista17654
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Psirri is a great neighborhood that borders Monasteraki at its hub, Plateia Iroon. I will always love Plaka (which is not far) but Psirri is more of a locals area and it doesn't have the overwhelming touristy vibe that has overtaken Plaka. Psirri has great...More

Thank Tula K
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A great area to hang out in at night, it’s full of restaurants which aren’t quite as expensive as those in the plaka. Like most place in the city center it is made up of small roads full of small shops and lovely trees. When...More

2  Thank fabiodematei
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Psirri is a fantastic part of Athens. Full of bars and restaurants. Doesn’t have and hustle and bustle of Plaka and feels a bit safer. A short walk from the square where the metro is. Look out for a place call Little Kook with a...More

Thank Filby74
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Just off Athinas street, Psirri is centred on Plateia Iroon. Some of the best restaurants in Athens are here and they're slightly cheaper than the ones in Plaka. Easy to visit about a 10 to 15minute walk from Syntagma.

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Monastiraki
Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a
difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the
Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized
streets surround the remains of both the Greek and
Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is
where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the
tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki
Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street
...More
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