Psyri or Psiri or Psyrri is a colorful neoclassical neighborhood known for its artisans, specialty stores, restaurants, bars, live music tavernas,
theatres, art galleries, and antique shops and a small number of hotels.
Following the liberation of Greece from the Turkish occupation in 1833, veteran freedom fighters and immigrants from the provinces settled here. They opened cottage industries and workshops, which have given the area a distinctive character. The central square of Psyri is called "Heroes Square" because the streets leading to it carry names of heroes of the Independence War. Another distinguished resident of Psyri was the writer Alexandros Papadiamantis who settled in the area for more than two decades.
In the early 1990s, following a series of renovation and construction works, the Psyri neighborhood became a popular nightlife and residential area and it has now become a fair choice in the center of Athens.
In Psyri you may visit the church of Aghioi Anargyroi.
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