Do you know that under the Acropolis there is a neighbourhood inspired by a Greek island that belongs to the Cyclades and called Anafi? And the name of this neighbourhood? Anafiotika of course!
It is a place you shouldn’t miss! When you wander at Anafiotika it feels like you are not in Athens. Small houses with their own gardens full of colourful flowers, white stone churches and cats running around. The vibe is so calm and all of a sudden you feel relaxed like being on holidays at a sunny island.
Although it is so close to Athens’ most famous sight, the Acropolis, it is still a hidden gem. Even people that have spent their whole life in Athens have never visited it!
I love losing myself in its narrow streets, among lemon trees and stray cats, to finally find a terrace to climb to and see Athens from above, as the view to the whole city from there is astonishing!
If you like discovering places to relax in the cities you visit, do not miss a walk there!