I'm be spending 5 nights in Athens this October after visiting Crete and am having trouble choosing between apartments in Thissio and Koukaki. I'll be traveling with my cousin (we're both in our 30s) who is obsessed with Greek history. We're looking to stay in a location with easy access to the main sites but a bit out of the tourist hub that has nice, more local, and affordable restaurants, cafes, stores etc. We'll probably spend 2-3 days in Athens plus a day or 2 doing day trips.
The apartments I've found online are either within a few blocks of the Fix or Thissio metro stops. Both neighborhoods seem meet our requirements but I'm having trouble choosing between the two. From what I've found online, it seems that Thissio may be a bit more picturesque but be more touristy and have fewer restaurants and be a bit more expensive. Koukaki seems to be more recently gentrified but filled with local cafes, stores, etc. Is this accurate?
Any insight/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!