Greektown is the historical, landmark commercial and entertainment centre of the city of Detroit. Located north east of downtown Detroit, this site of the Greek Parade, is well connected by the Detroit People Mover.
German immigrants originally populated Greektown in the early 1800s. However, in the early 20th century, Greek immigrants moved in as the Germans began to move out. The Greeks were quick to establish businesses in the neighbourhood. As the neighbourhood began to move from residential to commercial, the Greek residents began to move out. However, the commercial establishments in the form of restaurants and stores remained. The next few decades brought a medley of immigrants from various nationalities in the sparse remaining residential areas. It was only in the 1960s redevelopment, that the neighbourhood was fully commercialised.
To save the culturally significant neighbourhood, Detroit’s Greek leaders appealed to the Mayor’s office.
Greektown is a cultural melting point of Detroit, serving the most authentic Greek cuisine Detroit has to offer. The district is also home to one of the city’s largest, most well known casinos, The Greektown Casino.
Most of the buildings in this scenic little district are modelled to resemble older Greek structures like the Pathenon and the Pegasus, giving you the feeling of being transported to ancient Greece.
How to Reach Greektown
- Greektown People Mover
- Lafayette & Beaubien
- Pizzapapalis Taverna
- Pegasus Taverna
- Niki’s Lounge Greektown
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35.39% of people who visit Detroit include Greektown in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
81.63% of people start their Greektown visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Greektown
90.12% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Greektown