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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 201 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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Alhambra, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Great shopping area wo buy souvenirs, buy snacks, eat lunch/dinner and truly just experience the Athens energy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

great place to visit lots of markets and stall cafes and restaurants.There are some really good craft and up and coming designers and artists displaying their works

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Just a couple of streets long the entire place is full of shops with the same merchandise & sub par restaurants. Totally unimpressed. It's a close walk from the Acropolis, I would not make a seperate trip

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Plaka is full of touristy stuff, but there is a charm that has been retained despite all of that. Make sure to get off the main streets and explore the alleys. Some of the graffiti is remarkable and quite amazing. There is a hidden life here that is often overlooked by the tourist. A small, cave-like Orthodox church located... More

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loucestershire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A great place to go and get a real flavour of inland Greece, surrounded by staggering history. Just at the point where you are flagging, you realise you are surrounded by fabulous tavernas. OK it's tiring, but not to go round, would limo at be as bad as not visiting the acropolis.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Plaka really does make you feel like you have stepped into another world and another time. It is a quintessential walk of wonder, great way to spend your time in Athens. Centrally located and beautiful!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Athens for a week and celebrated New Years there in 2011. Beautiful. We walked and took the metro everywhere. Plaka was beautiful. The scenery. Food. Coffee. Sitting outside looking at the ruins, breath taking. Dinner at a small restaurant on the steps in Plaka was a great experience. Very friendly people.

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Newbury Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Whether sitting in a cafe, window shopping or enjoying the street artists and musicians, there is plenty to do and see at the Plaka. My husband and I enjoyed just walking around and visiting the shops and a cool drink. A great place to spend the day (or night)

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Hod Hasharon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

An area with some good boutique clothing stores located among the many tourist shops. In the evening there are delightful bars and restaurants in the alley composed of a flight of steps. Not to be missed!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

this street was filled with deals and trinkets great for gifts. It is like a flea market. It was friendly and beautiful at sunset! beginning near the acropolis and ending at the library of hadrian! Breathtaking for all!

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