Plateia Proskopon – Past glories

Plateia Proskopon Athens

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Plateia Proskopon – Past glories

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Zoe from Athens

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Plateia Proskopon (Scout square) is just a stone’s throw away from the renovated National Gallery and bustling avenues; however, I always get the feeling that I have landed in the square of a small village where time has stopped. Pagrati used to be a popular neighborhood in the 70s and 80s but Athenians turned their back on it searching for less populous areas.

Although Pagrati has been gaining popularity these last few years with restaurants and cafes popping up every other day, Plateia Proskopon does not seem to be keeping up with the local growth and remains decadent, a reminder of the old charm.

Plateia Proskopon is surely not as hip as Plateia Varnava or other spots in Pagrati but has a unique atmosphere. It reminds me of summer and Greek islands although it is the most urban place you can be in. You can enjoy your coffee or a drink in several places on the square, or head out for a great meal in the locales nearby (check out the Mavro Provato article)

This place is not pretentious. Scout’s honor!

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Zoe from Athens

Zoe Tziakou photo

My name means “life” in Greek and I try to enjoy all the good things life ha...

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Address

Plateia Proskopon, Athens

Opening Times

24 hours daily

Price

Free
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)