On and around this very famous street in Plaka, which is mostly a pedestrian area, there are numerous impressive neoclassical buildings, art galleries, and museums. A visit to the oldest house in the city, the Mansion of Venizelos, is recommended.
Adrianou Street Sightseeing (Update 2023)
Discover the best things to see and do on Adrianou Street in Athens!
Agion Asomaton Square is a petite square which has a church with the same name on it and is also found on Ermou Street at the height of Agion Asomaton, just a few meters from the Thissio Metro Station.... more
From the beginning of Adrianou shopping Street with its high quality tourist shops, move onto Aiolou Street and you will find Agora Square. This signals the entry to Plaka. Agora Square is small but miraculous.... more
In the ruins of the Roman Agora, there is a main attraction that is found in the general archaeological area that is surrounded by the streets of Epameinonda, Areos, Polygnotou and Markou Avrliou in Plaka.... more
Built as a part of a project to re-design Athens by the philhellene Roman Emperor Hadrian in 132 A.D., the Library of Hadrian housed the State archives and philosophical Academies and acted as a spiritual, educational and cultural center. It is located on the north side of the Acropolis, immediately north of the Roman Agora.... more
The Lysicrates' Monument (or Lantern of Diogenes) was built on the west side of Tripodon Street in 335-334 B.C.. Is the best saved example of this style of monument and is naturally the center of attention in the same named square.... more
The Museum of Ancient Agora is located in the restored edifice of the Stoa of Attalus. All the exhibits in the museum are distinctive due to their direct connection with Athenian Democracy because the Agora was considered the nucleus of city life.... more
The Mansion of Venizelos, a typical example of Pre-Revolutionary Athens urban architecture during the Ottoman Period. The estate belonged to the aristocratic family of Athenian Lord Angelos Venizelos of Byzantine origin.... more