Up until a few years ago it was a commercial district that was half shuttered up and slowly dying with its shops shutting and going out of business one after the other after their owners retired, or became pensioners, or were simply forced out of business by the changing times. Around the church that gives the square its name were mostly fabric shops, or haberdasheries selling ribbons and buttons and trimmings, or tailors for made-to-measure suits and shirt makers and high-end couturiers for weddings and baptisms. Today, the neighborhood has filled with life. All day café bars and restaurants spread out their tables under tents and umbrellas and give off the feeling that this neighborhood never sleeps. Here is the Hipster meeting point of town. It also attracts journalists and slightly alternative creative types and the surrounding tables you can also encounter ladies from the suburbs, or the countryside, who’ve come down to the center for some shopping, or even the odd pensioner drinking his coffee.
Credits. The Athens Food Guide by Ahenian Flaneur Chef Vassilis Kalidis, Patakis, 2018
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