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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 194 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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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Plaka is a typical tourist location with cheap tourist souvenirs and Greek Tavernas. I did find an off beaten restaurant behind the Acropolis Museum called the "Kati Allo Restaurant". If you want a good home cooked traditional Greek meal at reasonable prices this is the place. It is small and owned by a husband and wife. The wife cooks the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Very hassle free when compared to tourist shopping in countries like India and Turkey. I was able to find bargains for trinkets especially at various shops. One has to search them out. If your looking for jewelry and plan to visit later the isle of Santorini,the little town of Ios, has some great jewelry shops, pricey though. Happy trails

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Frankly speaking it is unique. What are yoy looking for? Good food? Shopping? Sovenuers? Local music? History? Caffee? Here it us

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Plaka is worth a visit ...we found many beautiful unique items for ourselves and friends. We found the shopping area clean, safe and inviting. We were never hassled even once by anyone. The prices at the Plaka are very competitive with what we saw later on some of the Greek Islands. BUT each island does have it's own unique... More

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Netanya, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a nice quiet market place in the heart of Athens. A nice place to buy souvenirs (and more) and to have your meals when you have seen the tourist sites that are distributed around this quaint little neighbourhood. There are scores of restaurants where you can have choice of meals. I tried a number of dishes each very... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Love just to walk around and see all the wonderful shops. You can choose from a lot of traditional gifts for you and your family. Friendly and historical

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I wish I had listened to Rick Steves and come here first. I found some great buys here The Plaka is vibrant and busy,with bustling tourists and vendors competing for your money. Some good places to eat here too. I loved it. Don't settle for the first store,around the corner may be the same item at a lesser price!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Best to buy what you want from shoes, clothing, souvenirs to jewellery before heading to the islands. It is cheaper her. No designer range that we noticed but you can buy that at the airports. Teenagers would love this area for shopping.

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Typical shopping/eating area geared for tourists. Can find some decent souvenirs at okay prices. Some of the lunch prices at the cafes aren't bad either. If you're looking for the souvenirs, a good place to go. If you're not shopping for souvenirs and like to avoid to tourist choke points, avoid it. If you're on a cruise, probably one the... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

To many restaurants which only wait to rip of guests unfortunately... You will have to search the good resto rants (there are some). Otherwise shy away

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