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Plaka

The Plaka | 7kapnikareas&Metropoleos Street/Athens, Athens 10556, Greece
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Ranked #16 of 203 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 September 30, 2014 NEW

It's under the temple of Parthenon in acropolis and it's one of the best touristic places in the center of athens to walk,have a taste of old athens and make some nice shopping, mainly touristic!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Right below Acropolis and Parthenon you'll find Plaka. near Metro station of Monastiraki. Ideal place for a walk, a coffee or food. Romantic places to walk around and smell a little bit of the air of Ancien Greece and history..

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This area is buzzing with music and shops and restaurants. Needless to say it gets busy, I loved it!

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Fleming Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Visiting the Plaka is a good idea in between your visits of the Temple of Zeus and the Acropolis as it is located along the way. There are a myriad of shops and restaurants to choose from. Most of the restaurants have free Wi-Fi so you can take advantage of that in between your stops. I would recommend that you... More

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Kalamata, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The famous traditional Plaka is the perfect place to wander for hours and imagine Athens in a different era like the one you watch in the old greek movies. Romantic, homely and special, the place to drink coffee in a small café and to drink ouzo in a tradition tavern! A must visit area!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Looking for small little souvenirs to bring back home? Fake crap and other junk... ? You definitely have to stop around this area. Get your local food (gyros till you drop)

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

There are many aspects to this area, but the nicest to me is those local 'clusters' of restaurants and cafes around public squares with trees to relax from the greek sun. Shopping is also abundant there. Contrary to many european cities, you can get a good meal for little money in Athens. Wine is cheap and pretty good, do not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Fun to explore the little streets and all the cafes and restaurants on the steps - the atmosphere is buzzing and a very chilled way.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Plaka is the old part of Athens. It has a long pedestrian road with tourist shops and restaurants, which takes you from the one side of the Acropolis to the other. Must-visit if in Athens, especially for dinner.

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hickory, nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A bubbly, youthful neighborhood, the Plaka intrigues tourists to sample churches, shops, restaurants, and parks. Walking at night seems safe with the large number of uniformed guards.

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