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Address: The Plaka | 7kapnikareas&Metropoleos Street/Athens, Athens 10556, Greece
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 short walk from Athina street

Shops Food and drink. This is where the adults meet. Ma Many choices for dining, from pizza to full dinner and desert. We were done by ten, always felt safe.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Shops Food and drink. This is where the adults meet. Ma Many choices for dining, from pizza to full dinner and desert. We were done by ten, always felt safe.

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Loads to see and do - with loads of tourist shops,bars, cafes and restuarants - a great feeling to the streets - really enjoyed this part of Athens

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were part of a choir group tour with 40 teenagers. This was a perfect place to let them loose and find their souvenirs. As others have mentioned, hold tight to your valuables! This is a high pick-pocket area! One of our kids had her phone stolen, removed from a small backpack she was wearing. She was a tiny little... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Very touristy but great for people watching and buying souvenirs. You really have to look around to find good quality souvenirs but the prices are decent and no higher than anywhere else in Greece. Some great restaurants too.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

As mentioned in almost all the posts, this is a wonderful neighborhood to wander through, but be careful as pickpockets seem to target this area. My wife was in one of the souvenir shops and I was standing outside looking in when I saw a well dressed woman following another woman in the shop with the intent of trying to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Plaka is a small, charming area of pedestrian streets, full of cafes and shops. It´s beautiful and certainly one of the areas we most loved about Ahtens. Don´t miss it!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I love getting out of the city and finding the local part and this was Plaka. We had here some great tasting food and i think that we ate here every night it was that good. Walking around Plaka you are surrounded by small houses and lots and lots of shops aimed at tourist where you can pick up a... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The cute narrow winding streets of Plaka with tradional Grecian dresses hanging from store windows, side by side with tacky ceramic replicas is a must see, the highlight for us was Moriatis art gallery and a private tour of the historical studio by the artist Mr. Takis Moriatis himself. Take in all the beautiful architecture and you will also stumble... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

You can't go to Athens and not visit the Plaka! The Plaka sets at the base of the Acropolis and is filled with lots of shops and restaurants. It's a great place to buy souvenirs. A visit to the Plaka is great for everyone, adults, kids, families, singles- all will enjoy it. I've eaten at a few restaurants in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It's no possible to visit Athens without see Plaka. Beautiful small streets with ancient houses . Many a thousand shops around. You can buy many Greek folklore traditional souvenirs. Many restaurants taverns Kafe . Very graphic place. Many tourists . Nice view to Acropolis .

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