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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 #15 of 198 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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Terrigal, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed wandering around the plaka, the markets were huge but a bit monotonous as the shops basically had the same items, but it was fun chatting to all the shop owners as they were not too pushy The restaurants in the area were plentiful so it was easy to find one you fancied

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Great to walk around and mill through the tourist shops. Although the Plaka is charming, the over whelming tourist feel is detracting. I would see it and not dwell a longtime here unless that appeals to you. The cafes and restaurant scene is very nice.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The Plaka is a great place to lose yourself. Just wander around through the side streets and you never know what you will stumble across. We loved this place and the people there.

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Central Romania, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

A very nice area to walk thru, sit on a taverna, eat or drink something, do some shopping. The area is nice in the evening and it is quite secure, the police being omnipresent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Must visit on a trip to Athens if you're staying around this area. It livens up at night with many rustic cafes. Shopping for souvenirs can be pricey.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Whist one night dining is ok the area is all about the cheap side of Greek Food and should be avoided if possible, enjoy the banter and promises then move on.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

After a tour of Athens we were dropped off at the Plaka. To do a little shopping. The main square contains tavernas and the train station. The streets spoking off the square are a treasure trove of shops. You can find anything there from postcards to high end jewelry. Most of the shops had good quality merchandise (not made in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The Plaka is a place for tourists buzzing with excitement. We love it here, except for the restaurants that are usually too crowded and the food basically average. We've tried a few restaurants, we were never disappointed but not one restaurant, we said this is a place we must visit again. In general, a couple of hours at the Plaka... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Great shopping area for souvenirs, clothes, shoes... Nice area to walk and eat. Vendors were not too pushy about their products

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I was here in Greece in 1988 on my first Honeymoon. We visited The Plaka both at night and in the day couple of times each. Really enjoyed our time there. The roof top restaurants had views of the Acropolis. I found a shop there that made replica bronze helmats like the Sapartans use to wear. There are all kinds... More

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