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Alan, thanks for sharing. We recall walking through the street multiple times. Didn't realize at the time that it was the oldest street in Athens and Europe. We miss Greece.

Edited to add: In addition to the oldest street in Athens we can recommend the oldest Taverna in the Plaka area. It’s the charming “Old Tavern of Psaras.” We enjoyed a delicious dinner outdoors with a view towards the Acropolis.

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I have walked that street and all nearby areas many times.

It's one of my favorite areas of Athens . . . a bit away from the over-the-top tourist zone and more laid back.

Next to the site there is a side street that goes past tavernas and up toward the Acropolis with a quiet atmosphere and eventually leads you to the area known as Anafiotika which I highly recommend anyone new to Athens to check out.

It's reminiscent of a village on one of the Cyclades Island with white washed houses with colorful trim and lots of very narrow lanes.

It's hard to believe you are in a city of millions as you wander around that area!