The tiny Anafiotika neighbourhood of Athens beneath the Acropolis – a scenic stone village seemingly lifted straight out of the Cyclades. islands. Photo: AFP

Keeping Airbnb at bay: a bit of the Greek islands in heart of Athens, former stonemasons’ village has survived 150 years

Masons summoned from the Cyclades to rebuild the Greek capital in the 19th century built a village just like back home to house themselves; technically illegal, it has survived to become a heavily regulated heritage site

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The tiny Anafiotika neighbourhood of Athens beneath the Acropolis – a scenic stone village seemingly lifted straight out of the Cyclades. islands. Photo: AFP
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