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Plaka

The Plaka | 7kapnikareas&Metropoleos Street/Athens, Athens 10556, Greece
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As featured in 3 days in Athens
Ranked #17 of 193 attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill topped by the Acropolis.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Boutique shopping with a mix of tourist garb and artisan gifts alike. Higher end restaurants dotted through the area too. I bought silver jewelry, coin purses, magnets, and a fun blouse made by an Athenian artist collective. Also, I liked how late the streets stayed brightly lit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the Plaka area, it had great restaurants and fun shops! A nice place to spend the day...

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Good shopping, but bargain with these folks! Nice little restaurants tucked in small areas...lots of outdoor dining. Very good food.

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Miami, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Plaka by the area is not very large. Upon entering it, you will notice the winding streets, the white washed buildings and small iron trimmed balconies with hanging geraniums. It reminded me somewhat of an Andalusian white village. In the middle of a small plaza stands a small byzantine church, named Kapnikarea, where a black Madonna gets kissed daily by... More

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I was told this was something to see. Not sure why. Just a group of narrow street with shops such as H&M and other vendors. You can see this anywhere.

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Port Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a bustling friendly corny tourist area but there really is something for everyone. The restaurants are cheap, the servings are mostly very generous. There are cheap made in china trinkets but look carefully and you'll find local artists and manufactured goods from the area as well. The Sandal Shop sells the mist comfortable shoes I've ever bought.

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Singapore City, null, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A strange mixture of everything here. It seems to get away with this mixture most of the time, but occasionally loses when one sees the same t-shirt for the 25th time. Love the frequent ancient spots you pass by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We loved walking through the old streets and wandering through the stores. Plaka has so much character that it's indescribable. It has a great vibe and it's a fun experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

What an awesome experience: sitting in a lovely courtyard, underneath the Acropolis on a moonlit night, and witnessing Socrates 'battle' for his life with words. It was a briliant acting performance followed by a fascinating discussion - a great way to end our holiday in Athens. Well done!!!

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Santorini, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

plaka is one of the best spots in athens, you can find there nice tavernas and nice souvenir shops, also the architecture of plaka is the typical athens way. must spent a visit at plaka.

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