or the Athenian Wall of Fame, connecting ancient with modern Athens
If Athens is the oldest city of Europe, and Plaka is the oldest plus continually inhabited part of Athens, then Tripodon street is the oldest road of Europe. The street name comes from the ancient tripodes, used in oracles and it was used in order to advertise their wealth, a Walk of Fame as we could name it today!
Initially the path was used to connect Dionysus Theater, located opposite the modern Acropolis museum with Athens’ agora, located at Thission area, modern Monastiraki. Today in Tripodon exists the world-famous choregic Lysicratous monument (raised in 335-334 BC) and the street was full of such monuments. Lysicrates Square near the monument is the main part of Plaka.
Around Lysicratous square you can also enjoy a coffee, eat, choose some gifts from boutique shops that exist here and in Vyronos as well. Tripodon is not a main shopping street as Adrianou or Kydathineon streets. But you will definitely know where you will walk!!! You can get to Syntagma via Kydathineon and to Monastiraki via Adrianou. The choice is yours!
Around there you can find neoclassical buildings, churches, museums, even cats that pass their time there! Besides, all streets of Athens and Plaka are so old that we are always fascinating by walking or driving there!