Introduction

To the east of the Acropolis, the Zappeio Gardens and the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus lead to the elegant Panathenaic Stadium, built into Ardettos Hill. The attractive residential districts of Mets and Pangrati surround the stadium to the southwest, east and north. Mets, named for a brewery once headquartered here, is characterised by some delightful neoclassical and prewar houses; Pangrati is a diverse, unpretentious residential neighbourhood with low-key-cool places to eat.