Welcome to Unit One!
This site is a travel guide that will give you a detailed overview to find out, see and enjoy your trip to Athens!

Athens city center

The orientation of the city center

The city center it's also called "historical triangle of Athens" and is the wider area between the three central squares:

Monastiraki square
Sintagma square
Omonia square

The walking distance from the one square to the other is around 20 minutes.

The wider area of the center includes these five districts:

Sintagma district
Plaka district
Acropolis district
Psiri district
Thisio district

These districts are the heart of Athens!
Are very social areas in which there are stores, cafes, bars, clubs, traditional Greek restaurants, hotels, youth hostels, etc. These areas are popular for locals and tourists as well.

Finally, there are four well-known and large markets:

Andrianou street - Souvenir shops
Ermou street - Clothing stores
Monastiraki square - Flea market
Varvakeios - Food market

The above is an objective demarcation of the center of Athens, in which there are the most important places to explore and see!
The area you need to focus on is Monastiraki. From there, all the places you want to see are within walking distance. Monastiraki Square is undoubtedly the busiest of the others!

Ancient sights

The ancient sights of Athens are eleven in total, located in the city center and is easy to reach them by walk!

The only exception is temple of Poseidon, that is located in area of Sounion.

Historical sights

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Natural attractions

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Museums

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