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Address: The Plaka, Athens 10556, Greece
Phone Number: 2121040077
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill topped by the...
Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill topped by the Acropolis.
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Absolutely i recommend you this are. its full of traditional Greek taverns, souvenir shops , cafe and bars ( for night). you can walk through plaka steers and the view is also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Absolutely i recommend you this are. its full of traditional Greek taverns, souvenir shops , cafe and bars ( for night). you can walk through plaka steers and the view is also very nice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

when you will visit plaka you will understand why people visit athens .Its an awesome area around akropolis which will fill you with energy.Plenty of tourist shops and little coffeterias .Im talking to tourists because every greek resident must have already visit once.If you ever go to plaka please do all the walk around akropolis and enjoy all those majestic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I never get enough of visiting Plaka for shopping and cafes. The prices in my point of view is reasonable and people are so nice to deal with.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Seeing the wonders is an uphill battle. Once you had your fill of the steep climbs come back down and walk towards Plaka. Its a quaint part lined with shops restaurants and lots of personality and charm. The smells and flavors will pull you in many directions and there is an endless supply of curious little shops that beg you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Alas I did not get as much time here as I would like because I was with my non-shopping 16-year-old son. (We ate good souvlaki here the first afternoon we arrived.) On our shopping day we quickly cruised two different streets and found what I needed for gifts to take home, including something for him he would have had stopped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Busy, crowded and dazzling streets of Plaka are truly amazing! A few shops with handcrafted items are definitely worth a visit. Numerous restaurants, pubs and tavernas serve brilliant meals and drinks - personally, I recommend Estia and Byzantino. What you may find very annoying after a while, is that hosts in front of the restaurant are constantly inviting you for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Only place to stay in Athens. Absolutely the best position to see everything and central to all transport and night life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Plaka it's neighbourhood for making all tourism stuff, like buying souvenirs, shopping (there are lot of really good leather and jewellery shops). Acropolis and other archeological are near, so you can walk in Plaka after visiting them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely lovely having a stroll through the bustling streets in the early evening. I'm never usually a souvenir person but everything was so cheap and quaint I couldn't resist some authentic Greek slippers and vases. Only ate in the plaza area once in a restaurant just in front of the Acropolis metro station, amazing food and huge portion sizes for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were fed up of all the graffiti around the centre of Athens and wandered into Plaka which was a pleasant surprise. Such a cute little area filled with souvenir shops and family run restaurants. If you want to buy clothes, jewellery, hand crafted sandals, Greek food and drink and trinkets head here! We loved all the ice cream offering... More 

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Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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