For Sale 3,500,000€ - Luxury Villas Greece, Villas for Sale Greece
For sale, Maisonette in Neoclassical Building Center Athens
The building has been renovated in 2007 with the static and the facade.
The second floor and the roof have been fully renovated and luxuriously with care and good taste in 2007.
ABOUT PLAKA ATHENS
The area of Plaka is one of the most attractive districts of Athens. Under the slopes of the Acropolis Plaka attracts all the visitors of Athens with its neoclassical mansions and houses with roofs from red tiles, its small winding roads with their steps, balconies with bougainvilleas ,geraniums and jasmines. Plaka is called many times in the Greek literature as the neighbourhood of the Gods and that because over Plaka dominates the sacred rock of the Acropolis “the sacred rock of the gods” who made the modern Athenians with the same humour like their Ancient ancestors, to personalise the Olympian gods having fun like them in Plaka with lots of Retsina wine and Dance. Sometimes being romantic on a sunny day you feel that the Greek goddess Athena looks down to Plaka with a smile in her divine face as the modern Athenians enjoy the sunshine in the street cafes at Adrianou street overlooking Thission the Ancient Agora and the rock of Arios Pagos.
Plaka has its special place in the memories of the older generation of Athens. It use to be the area of the working class and many Greek films of the early 50’s and 60’s has been filmed there when the houses where not renovated as they are today and most of the winding roads where just earth. One of the most famous Greek film “Stella” with Melina Mercouri and Georgios Fountas was filmed there at the house opposite the bath of the winds witch today hosts a branch of an American university. Plaka was the famous place of the typical Greek tavern where the old Athenians went and drank Retsina from Mesogeia and Markopoulo the places that still today the best retsina is coming from. In every small tavern was a quitter and always someone could play the famous wine songs of Plaka the so called “Kantades” that derives from the Italian “Cando” song. Plaka was the most important place to be during the Greek Carnival, thousands of Athenians in masquerade used to walk up and down the streets of Plaka throwing serpentines and confetti. This tradition still exists today but without the enthusiasm of the old days.