Psyri or Psiri is a colorful neoclassical neighborhood known for its artisans, specialty stores, restaurants, bars, tavernas with or without live music, theaters, art and antique shops, and a small number of hotels.
Following the liberation of Greece from the Turkish occupation in 1833, several 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.
If you happen to be in the neighborhood at lunch time, we recommend that you try Nikitas, an unassuming, yet excellent, small restaurant with traditional Greek cuisine and grill, at 19 Ag. Anargyron Street, by the local church.
Another distinguished resident of Psyri was important Greek novelist 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 Agioi Anargyroi.
Featuring a garden and terrace with a magnificent view, and featuring 12 sensational apartments, The Foundry Hotel is located in the heart of the old city of Athens, at the neighborhood of Psyri. All units are equipped with a toaster, a fridge, a coffeemaker, a stove-top and a kettle. Some accommodations include a kitchen complete with a dishwasher, distinct living room, and a bathroom with bathtub. Free Wi-Fi is offered. Free toiletries and slippers are offered to guests. A continental breakfast is available each morning. This property is located in one of the top-rated locations in Athens! Couples in particular love it and have rated it with a 9.6 for a two-person trip.