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Monastiraki
Welcome to Monastiraki square Monastiraki. Named after Pantanassa– the church of 11th century that is still there, one of the hotspots of Athens. Today every newbie in Athens gets his first step there, at the paved square. Also, the view from A-for-Athens terrace is another famous spot of the city. So, what else you can...
Everyone wants to explore Parthenon, Acropolis, Olympian Zeus temple, and Greece’s archeological treasures. But Greece is quite known for its Orthodox religion and around the city there are around 40 churches (!!!). Plaka is a basis of this byzantine legacy buildings, most of them being dated around 11th century, the last period of Byzantine (Roman...
History of Monastiraki and Pantanassa When you arrive at Monastiraki square that is is the metro station you will notice an amazing building. It is the church that also named the square, since some centuries ago it was a monastery, Pantanassa, meaning “Queen of Everyone”. It is either a 7th or 11th century building, mentioned as...
Plaka is full of galleries that offer everything: paintings, ceramics, furniture, metal items, puppets from the Greek shadow theatre, vintage toys and more, sometimes with even lessons. But if you are tired from modern art and design and looking for something more traditional but also not cheap? Plaka’s Amorgos Gallery offers not only a variety...
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