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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 #18 of 198 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I enjoy old, narrow streets lined with shops and the neighbourhood of Plaka did not disappoint. Yes, a lot of the shops sell the same tourist stuff, but there are also some great cafés and historical sites as well.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

In the two days we visited Plaka, we saw three different people freak out about their wallets or passports being lifted from their purse of back pocket so please, please, please be wary!!! There are a lot of great shops selling cheap souvenirs to really nice gifts and glass platters. Check out the olive wood stores, they make these beautiful... More

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Karnal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

the place near acropolis has so many nice food eating joins but u all have to walk near that area as no transportation is allowed the food joint r very lively in the night when they play some live band in the evening the food is very good specially greek salad with fatta cheese , and pita in chicken and... More

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

What a lovely area to walk around it, take in the shops, the music, the food, the culture. Well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

One of the best places in Athens an most picturesque. I would have loved to spend more time here beware don't wear heels cobblestone streets in this area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Plaka remains one of the top Athenian attractions. We really enjoyed the small typical restaurants and bars .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Plaka neighborhood is very historical and like a bazaar. Full of shops where you can buy historical statues and other stuff. There are a lot of coffee and restaurants to stay in and have a drink. Very nice. There's also a big market there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great area to walk around with many shops and restaurants in small street cute and colourful: an easy touristy area, fun and relaxed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I walked through Plaka for a couple of hours in the afternoon, nice place for graving something to eat and buy gift to bring home. Too many tourist around... but you have to see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It is actually a really cool place when not too crowded. Then, everybody is much more relaxed and you can enjoy socializing with locals and get a real slice of Athens. Try to avoid places filled with long-faced tourists healing their sore feet - go for the side streets and back alleys.

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