Psyrri Neighbourhood


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Psyrri Neighbourhood

Psyrri is a gentrified neighbourhood known for its bohemian cafe-bars, live music taverns, artisanal boutiques, exotic spice bazaars and small number of hotels. It's one of the oldest quarters of Athens and used to be regarded as a dodgy place until the early 90s. In the late 19th century, Psyrri used to be the ‘Bronx’ of Athens. ‘Koutsavakides’ (‘hobbler dudes’ in Greek) would walk the streets in their jackets worn on one sleeve and bully locals. You'll see this archetypical character show up in street art all over the neighbourhood.

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  • Address: Centred around Heroes Square (Plateia Iroon), Athens
  • Address: You might come across many spellings: Psyri, Psiri, Psyrri or Psirri.

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