The Psyri (sometimes spelled as Psyrri, Psirri, Psyrri) quarter is a Vibrant neighborhood in Athens. The central square of Plateia Iroon (“Hero’s Square”) and surrounding streets have creative and colorful stores, bars, tavernas, street art, and hip nightlife.
2 – 3 hours
Accessibility Level – High
Psyri, Athens, Greece
Greek (formal), English
Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors
Although Psyri is a safe neighborhood, I would not recommend it for a family stay or walk alone at night.
Visiting Psiri is less about visiting museums and historical sites and more about experiencing the authentic atmosphere of a working Athens neighborhood. In the daytime, when Psiri is quiet, you can stroll around, see the street art, and browse the artisan shops. As the nights draw in, Athenians gather in the bars and restaurants to catch up with friends, eat and drink, and listen to music.
To learn more about Psyri amazing street art, check out the “Best Places to Discover Amazing Street Art in Europe” post.
Frequently Asked Questions
Best Time To Visit
Athens summers are scorching, with average daily highs around 95 F (35 C) and lows of 76 F (25 C). During the summer months of July and August, many local business owners flee to coastal towns, so many local businesses aren’t open.
What To Pack?
Good walking shoes.