The pedestrian Adrianou street in Athens is one of the most important streets in Plaka district. It was named after the emperor Hadrian. If you like walking and shopping — welcome to Adrianou street!
The guests of the city come here to buy postcards, beads, ashtrays, icons, T-shirts with the Greek symbols and even jewelry.
Most researchers of ancient Athens consider that the modern streets of Hadrian and Tripodon have existed unchanged for the last 2500 years.
In the 1980s, the major part of the street in Plaka was set only for pedestrians. There were many ancient monuments on both sides of the road. Despite the fact that the street is mainly commercial nowadays, it still keeps the breath of ancient traditions. That is why this street became one of the most popular ones among the vendors.
Although Plaka is definitely a tourist area, the local residents also like to enjoy walking in its streets during warm seasons.
There are a lot of shops here. Some popular brand names are among them:
Moreover, you can find the things made in Greece as well: carpets and household items, clothes and shoes, jewelry and accessories, and of course souvenirs of all sorts.
The ATMs of different banks are installed in every quarter of the street for the convenience of customers.
Adrianou street in Plaka gets its way from the Agora square, right in the heart of Plaka, and makes a perfect route. If you turn left on the crossroad with Kydathineon street, you will get a chance to have a snack or to drink a cup of a Greek coffee in local taverns and cafes.
And of you turn right on the Selli street (towards the Dionysiou Areopagitou street), you will face the Diogenes’ Lantern, which is a famous choragic monument of Lysicrates, dating back to the 4th century BC.
The easiest way to reach the place is to take the metro. You need the blue or the green line. Get off at “Monastiraki” station.The easiest way to reach the place is to take the metro. You need the blue or the green line. Get off at “Monastiraki” station.