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Plaka

The Plaka | 7kapnikareas&Metropoleos Street/Athens, Athens 10556, Greece
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Ranked #19 of 206 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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Lots of shops packed with souvenirs and almost the same stuff again and again, but the side streets offer a more authentic glimpse of local and everyday life.

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Boulder, Colorado
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

The restaurants and shops in the Plaka are wonderful but it is a touristy crowded area. It's a must to experience but it has its limitations.

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Don't tell your friends or it won't be so secret for much longer. This place is incredible - definitely try some of the local cuisine in this area, it's a great place for lunch and dinner!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

I was lucky to stay close to Plaka in Athens during our holidays. The place gives you a first hand feel of the Greek life in the city. Scores of cafes, small shops along the street, artists and vendors selling toys give it a carnival feel. You can sit and enjoy a drink to absorb the non stop activity around... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Walking in the Plaka is like walking through centuries of history.....the shops juxtaposed with the historical monuments adds its own charm. The Plaka is a shopaholics paradise. One of the best places in Greece to buy souvenirs. A visit to the Plaka is a must on everyone's itinerary.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

It could have been a cleaner experience. The stor3es were not as impressive as I thought they would be.

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoy ethnic walking areas, shopping, restaurants and local atmosphere. This area supplied them all and gave us an introduction to life in Athens.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

lovely area--full of life...vibrant and crowded, especially in the evening.....an area you must explore, and dig out bargains from. the clothes and stuff sold in this area are amazing and i got tired just looking at stuff. awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Lots of nice things to buy as gifts. Plenty of shops and nice restaurants to sit and have a good meal. Atmosphere is very vibrant.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

excellent area to stay and enjoy teh evenings. the place lights up in the eveneings to a variety of road shows, cuisines and restaurants. definitely worth a stroll

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