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Plaka

Address: The Plaka | 7kapnikareas&Metropoleos Street/Athens, Athens 10556, Greece
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Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis
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Ranked #16 of 309 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic walking areas, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill topped by the...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic walking areas, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The streets are narrow and paved with stones. Coming down from a visit to the Acropolis, we explored the numerous alleys and found small cafes/restaurants in unexpected corners, some with a view of a part of the city. The area is very busy with tourists and people trying to sell something. I found it very pleasant to walk around in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely shops, bars, tavernas day and night. The best place to buy souvenirs and the choice of eating varies from well priced tavernas to smart gourmet but the atmosphere is the same. Old Athens ate its best.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Tourists and local residents area - nothing specifically to be excited. No "wow" factor, so don't included visit here as separate point - just pass it while walking through.

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Always so busy with tourist. All cruise ships just dump their tourist here to shop and eat. If you want to experience the real Athens don't just go here. Every Time I've been I have found it overwhelming full of knock off overpriced souvenirs and WAY overpriced food. If you ask anyone who lives there (apart for people who are... More 

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İstanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Close to center of syntigma close to acropole small cozy cafes side of the stairs beaware of cat signs are cute!!yaseminia cafes is good choice of foods zuccinis butter souce mushrooms patato bacon is perfect also have sone hone mar desserts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Athens on foot..... just take your camera and walk around Acropolis, the New museum of Acropolis and the Syntagma square....

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

One of the "musts" in Athens. This part of Athens offers few relaxing and enjoyable hours during the day and during the evening/night. The area is full of life - people both local and tourists, shops and restaurants. It is possible and quite to find romantic places and unique atmosphere. Don't miss while visiting Athens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed in Arhens for two days on our was to Sicily. Wish now we would have stayed longer. Plaka is a fun and vibrant area. Restaurants, bars, cafes and lots of shopping. Food is amazing and very affordable. The metro is convent and easy to maneuver. Can't wait to plan a trip back to Athens

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Loads of little shops, souvenir and other and masses of restaurants. The staff in the shops are really nice and don't badger you if you don't want to buy. Always lots of people here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were expecting quite a bit from a visit to the Plaka. However, it turned out to be just another area in Athens, filled with shops, restaurants and other tourist traps (do mind the pickpockets). While some of the smaller streets have a semi-picturesque look, most of the streets simply look neglected, with ugly graffiti on the walls and crumbling... More 

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