Psyri or Psiri or Psyrri or Psirri is a gentrified neighbourhood in Athens, Greece, today known for its restaurants, bars, live music tavernas, and small number of hotels.DescriptionUntil the early 1990s, Psyri had an ill reputation, but it has now become one of the most fashionable and trendy choices in the centre of Athens for accommodation, entertainment and food hospitality.The central square of Psyri is called "Heroes square" (πλατεία Ηρώων, plateia Iroon), because the streets leading to it carry names of heroes (Karaiskakis, Miaoulis). In the era of the 'old Athens' (namely, during the last quarter of the 19th century), the nickname "plateia of Heroes" was a derisive reference to koutsavakides (κουτσαβάκηδες), who used it as their hangout.HistoryLord Byron was accommodated in the neighbourhood during his stay in Athens and here is where he wrote the poem "Maid of Athens". The most famous Greek inhabitant of Psiri was Alexandros Papadiamantis who lived in the area for more than two decades.Use our Athens holiday planner to visit Psirri on your trip to Athens, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Psirri y Plaka son los dos Barrios elegidos por los turistas. En ambos el denominador común son los bares, resto, tiendas y turistas. En Psirri la variedad gastronómica es enorme, y con buen clima se ... more »Psirri and Plaka are two neighborhoods chosen by tourists. In both the common denominator are the bars, rest, shops and tourists. In Psirri gastronomic variety is huge, and with good weather can enjoy walking along the streets. Also the variety of prices. Everything is near in Athens as well as take advantage of on foot.
Perhaps it's my age, but I'm not a fan of graffiti on every building and much of it being non-artistic. There are a few interesting and arty murals in Psyrri, but Agias Theklas is atrocious. The place... more »
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