Church of Agios Eleftherios
This 12th-century church is considered one of the city’s finest. It is built partly of Pentelic marble and decorated with an external...
Church of Kapnikarea
This small 11th-century structure stands smack in the middle of the Ermou shopping strip. It was saved from the bulldozers and restored...
Museum of Greek Popular Instruments
More than 1200 folk instruments dating from the 18th century are exhibited over three floors, with headphones for visitors to listen to...
An ode to the great Merkouri, Melina offers charm and intimacy out of the hectic centre.
This age-old Plaka taverna, with an antiquated menu in several badly translated languages, sits in a pleasant village-style square away...
Paleologou Venizelou 4 · interesting places nearby
This swishy taverna, on the outskirts of Plaka near the cathedral, is one of the new breed of restaurants serving refined contemporary Greek cuisine. Decor is subtle Greek chic with splashes of orange and fresh-cut flowers, there’s a lovely courtyard, and the presentation and ambience are top rate.