Karytsi Square ΠΛΑΤΕΙΑ ΚΑΡΥΤΣΗ the Former News District, Now known for its Bars
A vital corner of Athens, Karytsi Square, is named after the elegant church dedicated to Agios Georgios (St. George) Karytsis, built by architect L. Kaftantzoglou, at the site of an older church. Other than Agios Georgios Karytsis, Parnassos Literary Society, the Moussouri Theater, as well as the former HQs of the Lambrakis News Group are landmarks of the area. Recently the area has developed into a hotspot for the young and trendy, and where history, culture and gastronomy have merged symbiotically. Completing the scene are the numerous smaller or larger bars, bar/restaurants, snack bars, and café-bars.
Dine & Wine
Black Duck Garden bistrot, 5-7 Paparigopoulou Street, in the courtyard of the Museum of the City of Athens, tel.: 210 325 2396
To Triantafyllo tis Nostimias, 22 Lekka Street, Traditional Greek Cuisine, tel.: 210 322 7298
Coffee Corner, another landmark of the area of sorts, at 4, Praxitelous Street, corner with Karytsi Square, supplies Athenians, both neighbors and coffee aficionados from afar, with excellent java! Buy coffee for the coffee-maker of your Airbnb or rental apartment or your hotel room, and buy some Greek coffee for back home! This, for sure, is my personal coffee vendor!
Landmarks | Sightseeing
Parnassos Literary Societyoffers lectures, quality music concerts and frequent art exhibitions, in a historic landmark building which was turned into a military court during the Nazi occupation and became a place of martyrdom for many Greek members of the resistance.
Coffee | Bar | Snacks
La vie en rock
The Bank Job
The Seven Jokers
Toy Cafe bar
The former HQs of the historic Lambrakis News Group.
The former HQs of the historic Lambrakis News Group (DOL), publishers among many others of several dailies, and magazines, now housing the Greek offices of The National Herald of New York, were located for decades here, on Christou Lada Street, just off Karytsi Square. This page is dedicated to my father Frantzis C. Frantzeskakis (1926-2010) who started working for the Lambrakis News Group as an orphan young boy of 14, during the German occupation of Greece.