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Plaka

The Plaka | 7kapnikareas&Metropoleos Street/Athens, Athens 10556, Greece
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Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis
90%
Ranked #14 of 178 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill topped by the...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill topped by the Acropolis.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

the area was beautiful but the prices on the stores were way too high but since its a tourist area it all makes sense . i would recomend you go for the walk and not shopping .

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

feel one with the city and its citizens in the heart of Athens. ancient and new juxtaposed with vibrant music and culture ... really gives you a feel for how the locals live

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and i visited Plaka for dinner and enjoyed ourselves as the neighbourhood is very serene and a perfect place to dine. We really enjoyed walking down the streets and enjoying the atmosphere which was very lively and had an old world charm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We found our way down into the streets of Plaka after a morning visit to the Acropolis. It was a little hard to know when we were actually in "Plaka" but the whole area is really great for a walk. We happened upon a small cafe where we had lunch. Everything was delicious with very nice service. The place was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Plaka is right at the bottom of the Acropolis and has so much rich history and culture. Which makes sense as the districts name means "Old Athens". There are so many great restaurants and shopping to check out that if you have enough time, its exciting to get lost wondering around the streets of the Plaka. Of course areas... More 

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Patras
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It's a very strange feeling, in the middle of a loud city you enter a unite zone, everything is nice, slow and you have the feeing that you are in n island

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

So many restaurants, some hidden up steep side streets right under the walls of the Acropolis. So many choices so little time. All gave bonus treats of additional starters and deserts plus the obligatory Raki, wonderful, recommend the honey flavoured Raki, much smoother.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It is a very nice walk, with beautiful houses. Excellent cafes for coffee and restaurants to eat. It is a beautiful walk for both morning and afternoon/evening time. There is a lot of choices for food and drinking although it tends to get a lot crowded especially during summer time

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The plaka district is all about Greek culture and food. Lots of restaurants, hotels and shopping along very quaint winding streets. Most shops, however, carry much the same. If you must take something back for friends and family, you can get it here. It is quite a lovely area to walk around and soak in the culture. This district is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

at the base of the Acropolis and mostly small 19th century houses and winding hilly streets instead of the usual 1950s badly kept cement apartment and office blocks. Plenty of restaurants, hotels and tourist shopping.

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