Cheap hotels in Koukaki & Makrygianni, Athens
Quiet Koukaki,to the south of Filopappou Hill, is a residential neighborhood of hillside avenues. Drakou, a leafy pedestrian street Drakou lined with eateries, Internet cafés and gelaterias, forms the neighborhood's core. The closest metro station is Syngrou-Fix.
Makriyianni, the adjacent neighborhood, is situated right at the foot of the Acropolis. It’s a more touristy area than Koukaki—with shops bulging with tschochkes and restaurants groaning with tourists—but the pedestrian street Dionysiou Areopagitou is pretty charming in places. Akropoli is the metro station closest to Makriyianni.