Photo: Thomas Gravanis

From ancient citadel to buzzy modern metropolis—experience the evolution of Athens on this landmark-packed exploration.

Itinerary Overview

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

These pedestrian streets are some of the best for shopping.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

General Accessibility

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Points of Interest

Syntagma Metro Station

Lines 2 & 3

The Syntagma metro station has many exits, but the only one you can access via an elevator is the Syntagma Square exit.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Syntagma Square

Tourist Info Point

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Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Ermou Pedestrian Area - Commercial Part

Church of Panagia Kapnikarea

Panagia Kapnikarea sits in pole position on Ermou in Syntagma.

Photo: Orestis Seferoglou

People socializing in Platia Agias Irinis.

Photo: Thalia Galanopoulou

Agia Irini Square

Returning to our initial itinerary, on Ermou Street, you will find that the pedestrian area ends at the junction with Aiolou Street. This is where we will choose the right pavement to continue our descent.

As soon as we get to the junction with the main street, Athinas, we will turn left and cross the traffic light with the pedestrian crossing to reach Monastiraki Square.

We do not proceed in parallel with the street. Instead, we will go straight ahead from the pedestrian crossing to reach the heart of the public square.

Monastiraki Square

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Monastiraki Metro Station

Lines 1 & 3

Monastiraki Flea Market

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Photo: Orestis Seferoglou

Hadrian’s Library

From Hadrian’s Library, Adrianou Street begins. This is a very well-known pedestrian area with fordable paving that stretches for 500 metres, leading to Thissio. To the left, we’ll see the archaeological site of the Ancient Agora and the tracks of line 1 of the metro; while to the right, there are numerous restaurants, cafes and bars with outdoor pavement tables. Their interiors do not usually meet accessibility prerequisites.

Stoa of Attalos - Ancient Agora

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Adrianou Street ends and we have arrived in Thissio. The Agiou Pavlou pavement area begins to our left. If we ascend it, we will find ourselves at the foothills of Acropolis (you can explore this legendary part of Athens with one of our other itineraries. Straight ahead lies the Thissio metro station.

Thissio Metro Station

Line 1

The Thissio metro station has only one elevator. In order to access it, you have to cross a steep incline (over 140 metres of distance you “rise” 3 metres of altitude). This uphill slope is located to the left of the main entrance.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

The Holocaust Memorial in Athens

Archaeological Site of Keramikos

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

The Old Depot

Technopolis

Technopolis in Gazi.

Photo: Georgios Makkas

The Keramikos metro station has one accessible exit, Technopolis, with an elevator which leads to Keramikos Square.

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Keramikos Metro Station

Line 3

Technopolis dominates the Gazi skyline.

Photo: Georgios Makkas

Gazi

Head to Gazi to taste Athens’ post-industrial urban culture and some of the city’s best nights out. Gritty Gazi is known for its LGBTQΙ+ friendly scene (although most venues have no accessibility standards), hip bars, edgy galleries and outdoor dining, especially on and around the Keramikos metro and main square.