North of Athens' touristy Plaka, a vibrant neighbourhood offers local flavour

By Steve McKenna
November 9 2019 - 3:00am

Like all the great tourist sites, the Acropolis of Athens is almost impossible to resist. Visiting the Greek capital, especially for the first time, you'll be drawn to climb this rocky outcrop, braving the crowds for photos by the ruins of the Parthenon and magnificent views over Athens, its dazzling urban sprawl dramatically squeezed between mountains and sea.

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