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Address: The Plaka | 7kapnikareas&Metropoleos Street/Athens, Athens 10556, Greece
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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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This is Athens

Lovely neighborhood to have a walk around the alleys, drink coffee at the stairs and continue with ouzo☺. It smells like the real Athens with smiley people. Can't wait to visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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135 reviews 135 reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

So annoyed with merchants trying to get us into their stores and restaurants. Every time we stopped to look at a menu or store window, someone appeared, trying to guess our language and get us inside. I was wearing a NY baseball cap and the guy greeted us in French. I guess he did not get out much. Save your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely neighborhood to have a walk around the alleys, drink coffee at the stairs and continue with ouzo☺. It smells like the real Athens with smiley people. Can't wait to visit again

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Cyprus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

you can get there for lunch or coffee, all-day, and for a drink at night. Plaka is one of the best places to be in Athens. The environment and the way that coffee shops and restaurants are build in stairs is amazing.

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

After coming down from the Acropolis it was just a short walk to the Plaka and what a treasure it was. The Plaka is full of quaint streets and alleys full of restaurants and shops that are well worth your time and the pricing is very reasonable for both dining and shopping. The architecture is also worth the visit to... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is the shopping and eating area at the foot of the Acropolis. It is also a fun place to just walk around. My hotel was nearby, so I went there several times, and often bought nothing, or just an ice cream or soda. For both food and shopping, they have both cheap and expensive, so take your pick.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

visited it twice during my short visit to Athens, i liked the shops the products and all the souvenirs, you can do a good bargains to get some discounts.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We arrived on Greek Easter Sunday and had the best time celebrating at local restaurants. The whole city of Plaka was out enjoying roast meat in the streets, celebrating by smashing plates and enjoying a wine. It was the best time!

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

After seeing all the monuments (which are great)--remember to buy one common ticket for all of them) you must eat where the locals eat--at Thanesis--the food is par excellence--We had Greek salad and chicken souvlaki--too good!!!!

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Hartland, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

So much to see, so many things nearby. Restaurants, ruins, everything within walking distance. Tourist shops and cafes and tiered restaurants. Mars Hill nearby is so nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

You can spend a whole afternoon here exploring the small but unique and exotic shops that line the streets and alleys of this area. Found near the Monastiraki station blue line, at the end of Ermou street, the branded shopping street of Athens, it is a gem for those who love this type of shopping. You will also find the... 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.