History resonates through this old distillery in Plaka, running for over 100 years, Brettos is a must see for Ouzo drinkers. With an authentic vibe and flowing liquor, you are sure to be taken on a journey back in time. Inside there is a colorful array of bottles lined up against the entire back wall. Lit up from behind it gives the otherwise ancient bar a vibrant look. Brettos is among the few famous landmarks of Plaza and has throughout the years never failed to appear in local newspapers and magazines. Locals and tourists alike are welcome to eat and drink at this old hangout.
Opened in 2012, Golden Hall is one of the most prestigious malls in the area. It is also a great place to shop for families with kids as their playgrounds on different levels ensures that your little ones have a gala of time while you enjoy your shopping spree. With around 133 shops featuring high-end brands and independent boutiques, you can shop for trendy fashion for your wardrobe and home at ease. After all that shopping, enjoy some tasty bites at any of their eateries in the premises.
Take a break from your regular schedule and visit the land of Plaka. This region is known to be one of the oldest cities in Athens. This city is known for its scenic views and rich history. This place is differentiated from other regions of Athens as it features fully accessible utilities which lie underground. Plaka is a popular tourist destinations and is known for housing various museums like the Children’s Museum, Athens University Museum, Museum of Greek Children Art and more. In addition to this, it features the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates and the beautiful village of Anafiotika.
Do not be fooled by its laid back ambiance. Oinoscent is among the best places in downtown for wine lovers. This wine bar and shop has an impressive list of domestic as well as international wines. The extremely friendly owners who know their wines too well, will guide you if you are unsure of your drink. Their wine tastings are very popular, so don't miss a chance if you can attend one. Nosh on delicious bites along with your vino.
Attica offers a wide selection of women's, men's and children apparel from local and international designers. From high end labels to more budget friendly options. Tired of shopping? Grab a coffee and bite to eat on the top floor cafe before hitting up the racks again. There are eight floors to choose from so take your time.
The narrow streets around Avissynias Square make up the popular Monastiraki Flea Market, where you will find a number of small shops selling a huge variety of goods. These range from vintage furniture, vinyl long-play records, secondhand clothes, bizarre earrings and hand-made rugs to sandals, antiques, books and musical instruments. Sunday mornings are especially busy here. Across Monastiraki Square is another row of shops on Pandrossou Street. These are more tourist-oriented and sell a huge variety of souvenirs, artefacts, clothes and jewels. Just a stone's throw away is Athinas Street with its stores selling all manner of inexpensive tools.