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Address: The Plaka, Athens 10556, Greece
Phone Number: 2121040077
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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Despite it being so crammed with shops and restaurants we were not hassled or pressured at all as we strolled around. Lots of nice shops and cool buildings to look at, and of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Despite it being so crammed with shops and restaurants we were not hassled or pressured at all as we strolled around. Lots of nice shops and cool buildings to look at, and of course, right amongst the ancient sites.

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Tangier, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The most romantic place in Greece great restaurants Great cafés nice objects to buy. it has central location close to acropolis. The best time of the day to visit plaka is the evening

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The Plaka area of Athens has plenty to keep a person occupied with small shops and cafes and restaurants to choose from. Take a stroll and you won't be disappointed as there is something for everyone here.

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Every time I go for a promenade to Plaka, I keep forgetting about time. It's beatiful and galore of small souvenir shops to browse for a piece to bring back home. And when I get tired, there are so many of cafés to enjoy your icy drink. Later, I can seat to a taverna, enjoying my Greek food while I... More 

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Marseillan, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Love the streets and alleys of the Plaka. Try the restaurant Psara sitting under the trees. Psara was , I believe, the oldest restaurant in the Plaka and I once visited it in Winetr when it was just a little family restaurant with a few friends of the owners sitting around talking. He took a bouzouki off the wall and... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Plaka area of Athens is full of interest....and crowds. A lot of the points of interest are within walking distance. There are some pedestrian only cobbled shopping streets and lots of shady squares/cafes to watch the world go by. We stayed in a quiet hotel just of Sytnagma square and walked every where. Seems safe. Not very clean though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visit in late afternoon through evening and just wander around. The upper Plaka area just has residential structures but if you are looking for quaint alleyways it is not to be missed. The lowest area of area of Plaka is the most touristy. There is a least one very nice quaint liquor distiller store front in lower Plaka. Great area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Touristy, yes, but then again, I was a tourist. Great little place to eat and shop. Scenic, and close to the Acropolis. Wander around in this area for a few hours, and it would make anyone smile.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

great shops to walk around. Quaint little streets..with lots of restaurants....menus in greek and english..some even hace pictures lost of the same stuff...trinkets and souvenirs...look around for good prices Great ice cream at ....Ice Scream..in plaka.....waffle cones automatically...great.. also have premade subs for about 3 euros..great for a light lunch. buy some fresh fruit at the market...cheap and yummy Try... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stayed in Athens Plaka, very nice area to stay and shop, also very close to all attractions Athens has to offer. Very good restaurants and pretty clean compared to the rest of Athens. Walking distance for the colosseum, very good priced accommodation if you look hard enough. Some shops open early and some open late , check out piazza duomo... More 

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Address: The Plaka, Athens 10556, Greece
Phone Number: 2121040077
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka

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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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