Best Neighborhoods in Athens

Although Athens is best known for its Ancient Greek and Roman landmarks, the capital of Greece also has charming and lively districts worth discovering.

Best areas in Athens


Colloquially known as the “Neighborhood of the Gods” due to its closeness to the Acropolis, Plaka is one of the oldest and liveliest areas of Athens.


Monastiraki is one of the most interesting neighborhoods in Athens. Monastiraki means little monastery, as a monastery once stood in the main square.


Anafiotika is a picturesque neighborhood in Athens. It has small white and blue houses that seem to hang from the Acropolis rock, in the Plaka district.


Kolonaki is one of the most elegant and stately neighborhoods in central Athens with neoclassical and modernist buildings, restaurants and stores.


Although Piraeus is 10km away from the center of Athens, in the region of Attica, it has been considered the port of Athens since Ancient Greece.