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Address: The Plaka | 7kapnikareas&Metropoleos Street/Athens, Athens 10556, Greece
Phone Number: 5556667777
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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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A lovely view of old Athens thrown in with a shopping mecca different items to buy that you don't see elsewhere as they were individually made hand crafted items were big... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful visit to Greece and Athens and stayed in the Plaka district. We enjoyed the old world Ambiance of the district but would warn travelers of the large number of Gypsies and pick pockets in the area. They are extremely aggressive and I do know of 2 members of our cruise group who had their phones taken... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A lovely view of old Athens thrown in with a shopping mecca different items to buy that you don't see elsewhere as they were individually made hand crafted items were big there. A most enjoyable experience

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I am not one for cities,don't like em, London for instance I just cant see what people see in the place, But maybe thats just me. Plaka though Was to me the kind of higgledy piggledy place I like, with its narrow streets , its flea market, eateries at every turn, And the ubiquitus shops selling tourist stuff, this place... More 

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Kusadasi, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I been there 2 years ago but this year Plaka looked more atractive and charming.. Street musicians was so good and taverns was more organised.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We were advised to visit the Plaka district to see the beautiful shops and more ancient ruins. The area is a busy shopping area, mainly gift shops selling the usual tourist wares. There was also lots of authentic restaurants offering Greek cuisine. I found the shoe shops the most interesting!! Prices were reasonable and the quality looked quite good. An... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Plaka is a picturesque and romantic area in the center of Athens below Acropolis. It was built at least 100 years ago, that's why it is also known as old Athens. It is full of small colourful streets, beautiful old mansions, touristic shops, cafes and taverns. It is worth walking also in upper Plaka, which is known as Anafiotika. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Spent an afternoon and evening here shopping and what a great place, lots of variety, quite reasonable prices quality gifts. I had spent my first day in Athens in the markets with all the same old same old stuff. What a waste of time and effort. I return to Athens in10 days and will head straight back to Plaka district... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There were a lot of stores selling almost similar products. It's worth to walk around and there were a lot of tourists wandering over that area. The most famous products were olive - olive oil, olive soap, olive cream, etc. We bought those as self use and gifts. The other interesting product is sea sponge, I was told some were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

At first, we were a little disappointed, but we had not yet arrived. Once we got into the Plaka, everything changed. It was busy and vibrant. Lots of shops, cafe, and most importantly, people. A wonderful place to spend some time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A popular walking district that can be reached via the metro line. You alight at Acropolis station and exit via the Acropolis museum exit... walk forward and you will see the street entrance. Everything from restaurants, gift shops, tourist necessities are available here. Nice to walk around and feeling secure and safe. Only beware of pickpockets who can be rather... 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.