Anafiótika : Michelin's recommendations
At the edge of the semi-rural district of Anafiótika, founded by refugees from Anáfi (Cyclades), rises the round-tiled roof dome of the small Church of the Transfiguration (Metamórfossis) dating from the 12 to the 14C. An alley-way which goes up above this district leads to a view which is particularly lovely at sunset. It takes in the roofs of the old districts and stretches well beyond to the city centre dominated by the pyramid of the Lycabetus; to the right Mount Hymetus closes off the view. In front of it the tiers of the stadium form a white stain in the greenery; just to the right the columns of the Olympieion rise up at the end of the National Garden. To the left of the Lycabetus the northern suburb clings to the Pentelikos, while further to the east the sprawling city is stopped by the slopes of the Parnis. If you then take Pritaniou Street you will notice, close to two cypress trees, the 17C church of the Sts Anargyres (Ágii Anárgirii) which is located in the courtyard of the Saint Sepulchre; after this, in the small Erehtheos Street, up a flight of steps, is the 12C Chapel of St John the Evangelist (Ágios lonnis o Theológos).
- Address : R. Panos GR - 105 58 Athína105 58Athína
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