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Anafiotika Tours

Sprawling up the northern slopes of the Acropolis and peeking above the rooftops of Plaka, Anafiotika is a tiny enclave of steep, cobbled alleyways lined with squat, whitewashed stone houses reminiscent of villages in the Greek Islands. The area was developed by skilled craftsmen from the Cycladean island of Anafi, who arrived in Athens in 1843 to work in the building boom that followed independence from the Hellenic Republic. Taking advantage of an ancient decree that allowed people to keep their property if they could build it between sunset and sunrise, the islanders worked on grand neo-classical palaces by day and their own cramped quarters by night.

Part of Anafiotika was torn down in the 1950s and now only around 50 of the artisan dwellings remain, tucked between the miniscule churches of Agios Georgios tou Vrachou and Agios Simeon, both also the work of the Anafi islanders. Their descendants still live in their mini-homes, amid splashes of color from scented gardens and balconies awash with bougainvillea and pots of scarlet geraniums. 

Practical Info

Anafiotika is part of pedestrianized Plaka. Take the metro to Monastiraki or Acropoli. 

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Hidden Athens Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens, Athens, null
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Hidden Athens Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens

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Escape the buzz of downtown Athens and head to its peaceful hills for a 3.5-hour leisurely paced walking tour, finishing with a Greek picnic and glass of white ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $62.62
Private Athens Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer, Athens, Walking Tours
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Private Athens Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

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Explore Athens on a 1 to 4 hours walking tour with your own private professional photographer. While visiting some of Athens’ most picturesque locations, your ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 1 to 4 hours

From USD $249.24
Athens at your Feet, Athens, Photography Tours
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Athens at your Feet

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Discover Athens in a small group and with an enthusiastic local guide who will show you the highlights and the hidden gems of this amazing city. Walk past ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.31
Athens Guided Walking Tour: The Acropolis and Plaka Food Tastings, Athens, Walking Tours
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Athens Guided Walking Tour: The Acropolis and Plaka Food Tastings

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Enjoy a 4-hour Acropolis monuments and food tasting tour with your licensed tour guide. Meet in a central location to start your tour of the landmarks of the ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.66
Full Day Athens tour with Acropolis, Parthenon and Dinner, Athens, Walking Tours
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Full Day Athens tour with Acropolis, Parthenon and Dinner

Discover the beauty of Athens with this private, 8 hour day trip. Meet your private licensed tour guide at your hotel reception at 9am (hotels of the city ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $425.84
Acropolis Private Skip the Line and Hidden Gems Tour, Athens, Day Trips
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Acropolis Private Skip the Line and Hidden Gems Tour

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Get ready to stroll down the most beautiful streets of Athens and make your way to the architectural wonder of Ancient Greece - the UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.53
Athens at Night Small-Group Walking Tour with Dinner, Athens, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Athens at Night Small-Group Walking Tour with Dinner

Meet your guide at 6pm in Syntagma Square to experience the ancient part of Athens in a 4 hour small group walking tour. Pass by small cafes, pubs and ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.17
Athens Half-Day Grand Sightseeing Electric Bike Tour, Athens, Dining Experiences
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Athens Half-Day Grand Sightseeing Electric Bike Tour

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You will dive back in time to discover the many faces of Athens spread around a 13km circle. You will witness ancient ruins, Byzantine churches, Ottoman ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $61.37
Athens Old Town Electric Bike Tour, Athens, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Athens Old Town Electric Bike Tour

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Imagine a city with 3000 years old astonishing civilization, presented today by several world heritage antiquities, spread like white pieces of marble thrown ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours and 15 minutes

From USD $48.85
Private Full Day Athens Photography Tour, Athens, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Full Day Athens Photography Tour

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Discover hidden treasures of Ancient Greece in an Athens Photo Tour, by walking the city streets. This full day private Athens photography tour is an adventure ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 8 to 9 hrs

From USD $374.48

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