Anafiotika Tours and Tickets
Anafiotika is a scenic tiny neighborhood of Athens, part of the old historical neighborhood called Plaka. It lies in northerneast side of the Acropolis hill. The first houses were built in the era of Otto of Greece, when workers from the island of Anafi came to Athens in order to work as construction workers in the refurbishment of King Othon's Palace. The first two inhabitants were listed as G. Damigos, carpenter, and M. Sigalas, construction worker. Soon, workers from other Cycladic islands also started to arrive there, to work as carpenters or even stone and marble workers, in a further building reconstruction period in Athens, but also in the following era after the end of the reign of King Otto. In 1922, Greek refugees from Asia Minor also established here, altering the population that was up to that time only from the Cycladic islands. In 1950, part of this neighborhood was destroyed for archeological research and in 1970 the state started to buy the houses. In the modern era, there are only 45 houses remaining, while the little streets from Stratonos to the Acropolis rock are still unnamed and the houses are referred to as "Anafiotika 1", "Anafiotika 2", etc. The neighborhood was built according to typical Cycladic architecture, and even nowadays gives to visitors the feel of Greek islands in the heart of the city, with white walls and small spaces, usually with the presence of bougainvillea flowers. 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".
- The Anafiotika neighborhood is pedestrian-only, so be prepared to take on steep lanes and flights of steps.
- The district offers some of the best views in Athens and is a photographer’s paradise. Bring your camera and time your visit for dawn or dusk for spectacular shots over the city.
- There are no restaurants, tavernas, or cafés in the neighborhood, but Plaka directly below is crowded with eateries.
- The steep lanes and steps are not accessible to wheelchairs or strollers.
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Access for Seniors
- Physical difficulty level for Seniors - 4
Access for Visually Impaired
- Service animals permitted
Accessibility for wheels
- Not accessible for wheelchair and Electric scooters
- Hilly area
- Bathroom: Too narrow for wheelchair
- Can have severe slope, cobblestones, and/or gravel