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Tour in Athens
Tour in Athens

Monastiraki is a place in Athens around the Monastiraki Square, on the south side of Ermou Street . It starts from the Metropolis Square and ends at Square Thissio. It is close to Psiri, Plaka and Thission.

The name comes from the old church of the Assumption of Athens, located on the square. It was a dependency monastery, the Monastery Karea on Hymettus (Monastiraki means "small monastery"). In Monastiraki Square there is also the old Tzistarakis Mosque, which now is the Annex Folk Art Museum
Plaka is in the center of Athens below the Acropolis. It is located south of Makrigianni area, east of the area of the Columns of Olympian Zeus and Zappeion, north of the commercial center of Athens and west of Monastiraki. It has been declared as a traditional settlement.