Adrianou Street
Adrianou Street

Adrianou Street

Adrianou Street , Athens, Attica, Greece, 10555

The basics

Most walking and cycling tours of Athens and the Plaka neighborhood include a stroll along Adrianou Street to soak up its buzzy vibe, sample delicacies from its cafés and restaurants, and browse its boutiques. This lively spot is also a great place to have dinner with a view of the Acropolis, theatrically lit after sunset. Explore the stalls at the Monastiraki market, then meander your way along the ancient road as Athenians have been doing for the past 2,500 years until you reach the ruins of the ancient Agora.

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Things to know before you go

  • Adrianou Street is closed to motor vehicles, offering a respite from Athens’ famously snarled traffic.

  • There are dozens of shops along this commercial street, with a mix of international chains, local artisans, and cheap souvenirs.

  • Located within walking distance of some of Athens’ top attractions, Adrianou Street is an ideal spot to break up your sightseeing with an alfresco lunch.

  • Flat, devoid of cars, and smoothly paved, this road is fully accessible to strollers and wheelchairs.

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Practical Info

Adrianou Street stretches through the historic Plaka neighborhood of Athens north of the Acropolis from the Monastiraki flea market to the Roman Agora. Most Athens walking and cycling tours take in this main thoroughfare or you can visit on your own by taking the metro to the Monastiraki station.

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Trip ideas

When to get there

This busy street can get very crowded with groups of tourists at midday, so visit in the morning before the bus tours arrive or in the late afternoon after the peak hours. The area is particularly lively in the evening when its restaurants and bars fill up, and many shops stay open late.

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Highlights of the historic Plaka District

A village within the city, Plaka is one of the most historic and charming corners of the Greek capital. Much of its appeal is simply wandering its lanes, stopping to dine and shop as you go. The area is also home to a smattering of A-list sights, however, including the ruins of the Roman Agora, the Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments, the Frissiras Museum, and the tiny enclave of Anafiotika, famous for its steep cobblestone lanes lined with whitewashed, island-style homes.

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