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Residents of historic Anafiotika are used to giving directions to tourists, lost in the narrow, winding alleyways of this unique but little-known hillside neighborhood in the heart of Athens.Looking as if it's lifted straight out of the Greek islands, Anafiotika's tiny white-washed houses with brightly painted shutters and doors were designed to resemble their builders' own Aegean Sea homes.The tranquil neighborhood was constructed on the northeastern side of the hill leading up to the ancient Acropolis, and its 100-odd, tile-roofed houses – known as the Anafiotika – are as old as the modern Greek capital itself.When Bavarian Prince Otto became Greece's king in 1832, Athens was in ruins after a decadelong war of independence against the Ottoman Empire.
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