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Anafiotika is a scenic tiny neighborhood of Athens, part of old historical neighborhood of Plaka.

Anafiotika

Only 10 minutes walk from your apartment in Syntagma, it lies in northern east side of the Acropolis hill. First houses were built in the era of King Othon of Greece (1832 - 1862) when workers from the island of Anafi came to Athens in order to work as constructor workers in the refurbishment of King’s Palace. Soon, workers from other Cycladic islands also started to arrive there, to work as carpenters or even stone and marble workers.
The little streets are still unnamed and the houses are referred as "Anafiotika " (meaning “coming from Anafi”)
The neighborhood was built according to typical Cycladic architecture and even nowadays gives to visitors the feel of a picturesque Greek island in the heart of the city, with white walls and small spaces.
Houses are small and mostly cubic, small streets that often end up to ladders or even deadends at terraces, where one can sit and enjoy the night view of the city. "In this oasis of tranquility, nestled beneath the walls of the Acropolis, the intensity of Athens seems miles away"
Coming back to your contemporary Athens home you will have the feeling you have traveled the Aegean and tasted its salty aroma!

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