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Plaka, Athens - Beneath Acropolis

Plaka is an old neighborhood of Athens, which is located beneath Acropolis. Its buildings and houses are of neoclassical style, but unfortunately the last 4-5 years have been vandalised by brainless graffiti "artists". At the top of this neighborhood there is another small neighborhood called "Anafiotika". The settlement of Anafiotika was created in the 19th century by migrants from the Cycladic island of Anafi. They built their houses on the steep slopes of the Acropolis in their traditional island style. Thus, they created a small village with white-washed houses and narrow paths between them. The village comes complete with a tiny church dedicated to St George. A closer look will reveal that the marble used for the construction of the church was taken from an ancient temple.
Monastiraki Metro Station
Monastiraki Metro Station
Road to Plaka
Road to Plaka
Inside Monastiraki Metro Station
Inside Monastiraki Metro Station
Plaka
Plaka
Anafiotika
Anafiotika
An old store in Plaka
An old store in Plaka
Vandalised Institution
Vandalised Institution
An alley in Plaka
An alley in Plaka
Plaka
Plaka
Anafiotika
Anafiotika
Anafiotika - Sign to Acropolis
Anafiotika - Sign to Acropolis
Pnyx
Pnyx
Anafiotika
Anafiotika
Another vandalised building
Another vandalised building
Pnyx
Pnyx
Yet another vandalised building
Yet another vandalised building