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Greektown - A Bit of Europe in Detroit, Michigan

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Distance from city center: 1.1mi
Sayuri87's pictureby Sayuri87 History & Culture travel tip
added on the 31st of July, 2010
I was so amazed when I went to see the famous Greektown district in downtown Detroit last summer. I would have never thought a district such as this could survive for so long. It is said that there were Germans who first established the ‘town’ in the 19th century. There are a lot of statues and historical buildings, some built so that they resemble the Parthenon or other Greek architecture.
Nowadays you can even hear traditional Greek music on the streets. And the food; it is just delicious. We went to the Pegasus Taverna and tried out the acclaimed saganaki (flamed cheese), which was pretty tasty although we feared they would burn down the building with the flames roaring to the ceiling (must be flame-retardant). All in all I really enjoyed it and I would definitely go there again.

East of the intersection of Gratiot Avenue and Woodward Avenue.

Opening Hours:
The shops and restaurants have separate opening hours; the famous Greektown Casino is open 24/7.

Family Get AwayFairly cheap St.Regis
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