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Plaka

The Plaka | 7kapnikareas&Metropoleos Street/Athens, Athens 10556, Greece
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Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis
90%
Ranked #19 of 208 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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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Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

So, when visiting Athens, you know you're going to visit the Acropolis, but if you're anything like me, you probably don't know much else about the area. Your hotel concierge will likely explain to you that Syntagma Square is where all the restaurants are, and Plaka Square is the shopping district.... Well, we really loved the time we spent at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

just be careful and enjoy, atmosphere in the night is amazing, places are nice with good prices and good food and drink, but too turistic

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Very up market & chic compared to other parts of Athens. Awesome place for collectibles, souvenirs & to dine in lovely restaurants, tavernas & cafes!

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Glenview, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Plaka! Plaka! Plaka!………. what would Athena be without Plaka? The old quarters, small winding streets, old houses, churches, restaurants, stores and lively atmosphere is enjoyed by all, the visitors, tourists and locals. Is it touristy? Yes! Is it all touristy? No! Why…because the locals also visit it and enjoyed the atmosphere, cafes and restaurants as well as anybody else. The... More

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Wemyss Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I liked just wondering about and sitting having a hot chocolate or wine and watching the world pass by or popping in and out of the shops.

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Blairsville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Plaka is more tourist oriented than Monistriaki...but you must experience it! Plaka has GREAT dining and shopping. So, put your walking shoes on and go hungry with your cash in hand. You'll love it!!! I bought several lovely pieces of jewelry and other items for gifts. The pizza I ate there was the best ever...baked in a brick oven. I... More

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Lots of character on these historic winding streets. Plenty of shopping and lots of bars and restaurants. Definitely worth an hour or two strolling and picture taking. It would be a shame to visit Athens and miss this charming neighbourhood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I loved the Plaka, a word that looks suspiciously like Plaza from the other end of the Med. I suppose it's really just a show put on for tourists, but I loved walking through it, dining there, shopping there. One night we had dinner in (or on?) a rooftop restaurant with great views of the Acropolis.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

And you can walk around there and ignore all of that... Do try Psiri too! Less touristy, more trendy. Nice food...

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The Plaka is full of shops (including the flea market) and restaraunts/cafes. If you are into shopping or want something to eat or drink this is a good place to go. We had a very nice lunch at the Plaka with some exceptional deserts. The place is "touristy" but we found it to be very friendly, lively with some very... More

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