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Psiri is an up and coming district of Athens, full of stylish cafés, bars and small shops.


Get in[edit]

You can use the Monastiraki subway station as the Psiri area is just north of the Monastiraki area. Anargyron St is right in the middle of the action.

See[edit][add listing]

You can see the Greek youth in crowds walking up and down in the former poor and industrialized part of Athens center. The place is full of contradictions. There are some inexpensive cafeterias which serve beer, wine and ouzo until very late at night which attract the more bohemian part of Greek youth. There are also some very stylish clubs, bars and cafeterias which attract the more trendy and fashionable part of Greek youth. There are also expensive restaurants with live music which attract older crowds. All these people are crowded in the small and old pavements of Psiri among an industrialized environment of the past decades. It is worth visiting if someone wants to see how Greeks spend their nights out and is right next to Monastiraki so it can be included in a walk in the Athens center.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Visit the craftsmen stores.
  • Hangout at the small cafés.
  • Enjoy a dinner at the traditional tavernas or the fancy restaurants.
  • Have night at the bars of Psiri.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Handmade sandals from the local stores.

Eat[edit][add listing]

There are a lot of restaurants with live music but bear in mind that they can be quite expensive. Even the restaurants without live music can be expensive so check the prices before you enter a restaurant in Psiri, especially if it looks very stylish and trendy. In Psiri, you may also find some really good gourmet restaurants.

  • Avalon, Leokoriou 20 (intersects with Sarri St), +30 210 3310572. until 01:30.  edit
  • O&B Athens All Day Bar Restaurant, O&B Athens Boutique Hotel, Leokoriou 5 (next to Ermou St), +30 210 3312950, [1]. Modern Greek Cuisine and all day food, bar and coffee choices (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, cocktails).  edit
  • Orea Penteli, (Psiri Sq), +30 210 3218627. Mezedopolio with live music in an old restored building  edit
  • Pairs Keròs, Taki 16 (Psiri Sq), +30 210 3212858. Lunch and dinner. Refined mezedopolio with live music every evening.  edit
  • Skolion, Katsikogianni 5 (Agii Anargiri Sq), +30 210 3246098. A mezedopolio where local singers sing rempetika music  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

There are many great clubs such as Envy, Candy Bar, Saloon Oriental, Venti, Fetish, Luv, Liosporos and many smaller ones.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

There are only a few hotels in Psiri area, but most of them are well designed and offer great service.

  • O&B Athens Boutique Hotel, Leokoriou 7, +30 210 3312940, [2]. A small, cozy four-star design boutique hotel in the centre of the city.  edit
  • Athinaikon- Budget Hotel Athens, 40 Evripidou street, Athens, +30 2103215657 (, fax: +30 210 3215347), [3]. checkin: 13.30; checkout: 12.00.
    The Athinaikon has 26 rooms including singles, doubles, twins, triples and quads. Each room offers private bathroom, TV, A/C and wifi.
    Prices from 20Euro per room. (37.980213,23.725045) edit

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