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Plaka

Address: The Plaka | 7kapnikareas&Metropoleos Street/Athens, Athens 10556, Greece
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Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis
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Ranked #17 of 189 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill topped by the...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill topped by the Acropolis.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Very quaint and homely......nice just to stroll round this area located in the shadow of the mighty Acropolis mount!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is the oldest section of Athens along with Anafiotika. Plaka lies below the Acropolis. Neoclassical manors mixed with byzantine churches and picturesque tavernas. Many streets are designated for pedestrians only (still watch out for some traffic!) with lots of caffes and restaurants and shops. Walk around Plaka, then stroll towards Thisseon, past the Ancient Agora on your left and... More 

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Tolo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Great place for shopping and eating, is a bit hilly but if you go slowly you don't notice. it is mainly a pedestrian area and the shops are varied

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

The Plaka may be the oldest section of Athens, but it would also be one of the best places to relax. Most of the streets have been closed to automobile traffic, though we had to keep a watchful eye for a speeding motorcycle or delivery truck. Though it is quite commercialised it is still a neighbourhood and arguably the nicest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Shops, restaurants and houses a.ll bustle together here in quaint, narrow streets which cluster around the Acropolis. Eating or drinking here makes you feel as if you are in the real Greece

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Often when I travel, expectations are more than what I get. This is not the case in Athens. This is a diverse city where there is a lot to do and look at. Plaka is the heart of the city, or the city center. This is basically where most things happen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is one of the nicest points of Athens .Very close to Syntagma square and yet you are entering another time zone!Narrow streets leads you to coffee shops and small restaurants great houses with unforgetable view!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

This part is the most important venues of Athens with hundreds of small gift shops&stores and many good restaurants/tavernas and cafes.İt is very good to seat at any of these eateries and bars,enjoying the athmosphere by having yr meal or drinks.To visit this part of the city is a must for Athens Strongly recommended to try a Greek food here... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I must say I was expecting something more. Although its a beautiful place, I think it is a bit too touristic but still wonderful for taking a walk and maybe a bite at one of the restaurants with amazing views of the Parthenon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Really nice area of athens. Many restaurants in the area. I know some people will say 'touristy' but I would argue that in the case of Plaka that's not really an issue because you'll see many locals milling about as well and there's many restaurants which are simply delicious. It's easy to find that souvenir in this area so that's... More 

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