Tripodon street is considered as the oldest street of Athens. It is located in the same place as it was 25 centuries ago and has the same name since then.
The Way of Glory
The very precious story of Tripodon Street begins from the fact that it was, perhaps, the broadest street of ancient Athens (six meters wide) and the shortest one to go from the theater of Dionysus to the Agora. It was not done to serve the city's traffic, but to get the Athenians to watch the theatrical performances of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes. It was the street of Art, the Philosophers, the Theater, the Architecture, the Greek Thought. In this way the torch relaying took place in honor of the god Dionysus.
"... And there is a way from the praetaneus called Tripods, from which they call the people, monuments of this great tripods, bronzes ..."
And along this road were placed the bronze tripods (on impressive monuments) which were the prizes of the sponsors of the victorious theatrical and musical competitions held in Athens. All these sponsored monuments were dedicated to God Apollo and only one has survived to our days ...
One of the oldest and most picturesque districts of Athens, Plaka lies below the Acropolis. Here ancient Roman structures, Byzantine churches and buildings from the Ottoman occupation intermingle with beautiful neoclassical manors and picturesque taverns, creating a unique, colourful mosaic of the city’s history.
In the shadow of the Sacred Rock, the scenic Anafiotika neighbourhood adds a touch of the Aegean to the heart of Athens.
Plaka, draws multitudes of visitors to its narrow, vehicle-free streets lined with traditional taverns, bars, museums and tourist shops. A stone’s throw from the Acropolis, the New Museum, Monastiraki and central Athens, Plaka is the perfect destination.
Points of Interest
Cobbled streets and neoclassical mansions, ancient sites and humble houses hidden behind fragrant jasmine bushes and vibrant bougainvilleas: the Plaka neighborhood in Athens is a destination in its own right. The oldest part of Athens hosts artisan shops, small taverns with delicious local food, amazing museums hidden behind unassuming buildings and more history, culture and architecture than anyone could take in in one go.
A few turns of the road from the modern city center, all of Athens’ history can be found here: its first school and its first university, 11th century byzantine churches and 18th century mosques, golden age monuments and the Roman Agora and the amazing Anafiotika, the tiny Cycladic-style bright white neighborhood perched on the Acropolis to the east of Plaka. Shopping is a must here, whether for souvenirs, fine jewelry or artisanal mementos – and so is lunch or dinner. Also, do keep an eye for street events and parties: they are known to happen from time to time and are always delightful!
Just in the heart of Plaka, the oldest part of the city of Athens lays this fantastic house.
Its unique views include the Acropolis Hill and the church of saint tade built during the Byzantine era.
The contemporary minimalistic architecture used during the recent renovation of the house is a juxtaposition to the most ancient and classic part of Athens, Plaka. However, the intention, as well as the outcome, is exactly this dialogue of the ancient with the contemporary. The reconciliation and the continuity of the past with the present. This blend has been succeeded mainly by the position of the roof and side windows. This positioning has achieved to bring the outside, inside. To bring the old into the new. Even if you are inside and view the side and the top of the old church and the east part of the Acropolis hill, in fact you have the feeling that you see the whole picture, as if you were outside.
Starting from it's roof terrace you think you can touch the Acropolis Hill. You can enjoy a wonderful breakfast in the morning or a relaxing drink in the evening.
The main level consists of an open plan kitchen with the sitting room along with a master bedroom with en suite bathroom and double bed.
The lower level consists of another bedroom with en suite bathroom and double bed, a small kitchenette and the third bedroom with one child bed and one sofa futon bed. A bathroom also is located on this level.
The house features the ideal location for exploring the city of Athens and sightseeing as well. In addition you will not need any transportation mean since the house is located 3 minutes walking from Acropolis, the ancient greek Agora as well as the Roman Agora and the Handrian’s Library.
Important: For early/late check-ins and check-outs (from 20:00 pm until 08:00 am) there is an additional fee 15 Euros / check in or check out.