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dimi_pat

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Monastiraki and Plaka are the best place for shopping and eating restaurants! They're both really close to the Acropolis and there are many local shops and restaurants. I really love the area and highly suggest that you visit the area and even get a hotel that's closeby because there are just so many things to do. Its pretty safe, which is important because Athens is getting slightly dangerous. :)

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Vangelis

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Definitely when a first time visitor to Athens asks me where they should go I recommend Plaka, Monastiraki and Psirri.
 
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efhernandez_

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Definitely when a first time visitor to Athens asks me where they should go I recommend Plaka, Monastiraki and Psirri.
What do you recommend to do in Psiri? Ive never been in that area
 

Vangelis

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What do you recommend to do in Psiri? Ive never been in that area
There are a lot of unique places in Psirri (which is just next to Monastiraki). I like the feel of the area, the streets and restaurants and the shopping is more eclectic and alternative.
A few examples:
Nancy's Sweet Home: The cakes here are to die for: https://www.nancysweethome.gr/
H ΩΡΑΙΑ ΠΕΝΤΕΛΗ: I like this restaurant, it is right on the plateia and they usually have live Greek music while you eat.
El Habanero: If you like smoking the occasional Cuban cigar, this is the place to get all things smoking! https://elhabanero.gr/
Little Kook: This isn't really my scene but a lot of people seem to like it. It is a fairytale themed cafe which changes its theme every so often. It's very kooky! https://www.facebook.com/littlekookgr

But the best thing to do is walk around and check out the shops and restaurants (as always in Athens!) and you might find that you grow to like this area more than Monastiraki.
 
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acamp7

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There are a lot of unique places in Psirri (which is just next to Monastiraki). I like the feel of the area, the streets and restaurants and the shopping is more eclectic and alternative.
A few examples:
Nancy's Sweet Home: The cakes here are to die for: https://www.nancysweethome.gr/
H ΩΡΑΙΑ ΠΕΝΤΕΛΗ: I like this restaurant, it is right on the plateia and they usually have live Greek music while you eat.
El Habanero: If you like smoking the occasional Cuban cigar, this is the place to get all things smoking! https://elhabanero.gr/
Little Kook: This isn't really my scene but a lot of people seem to like it. It is a fairytale themed cafe which changes its theme every so often. It's very kooky! https://www.facebook.com/littlekookgr

But the best thing to do is walk around and check out the shops and restaurants (as always in Athens!) and you might find that you grow to like this area more than Monastiraki.
The area surrounding Little Kook is very cute at night! Great to walk around in but not stay for very long, there's a lot of noisy children and its a little too overstimulating for me (lots of bright lights and music)
 

iamgreece

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Monastiraki and Plaka are the best place for shopping and eating restaurants! They're both really close to the Acropolis and there are many local shops and restaurants. I really love the area and highly suggest that you visit the area and even get a hotel that's closeby because there are just so many things to do. Its pretty safe, which is important because Athens is getting slightly dangerous. :)

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Couldn't agree with you more! I spend a ton of time here and I never get tired of it!
 

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