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Address: The Plaka, Athens 10556, Greece
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill topped by the...
Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill topped by the Acropolis.
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A good place to go in Athens. Walk through the old street in this old historical neighbourhood of Athens. Many restaurants and souvenir shops here. We are also hunting for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A good place to go in Athens. Walk through the old street in this old historical neighbourhood of Athens. Many restaurants and souvenir shops here. We are also hunting for a couple of smaller archaeological sites/monuments in Plaka! Go go go ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It's the place to see and be seen especially after 9 pm. Get there early so you can browse the different restaurants and choose one that you will love to try. The place gets crowded on the weekends. That told always exercise caution around crowded places, keep an eye on your valuables but enjoy. It's a party and festive scene.

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State College, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

.I was terrified of going to Greece after listening to CNN. But it was happy and festive and not expensive. Take money with you in case you can't get it from the banks, but now is the time to go and keep Greece on the road. The Plaka has lost of cheap souvenirs, delicious fresh juices to drink and kind... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I really don't see how anyone could miss it unless they didn't realize how large it is and they were already there. Lol. Shop, eat, have a coffee, a gelato. People watch. Soak in Athens life. Enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great place to wander round or sit at a cafe and watch the world walk by. Great restaurants and spectacular view of the Acropolis at night.

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Normandy Park, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed exploring the Plaka on this trip. There are SO many little lanes and corridors with varying levels to poke your head into the shops and restaurants and cafes EVERYWHERE. The one we enjoyed the most was ACROPOL RESTAURANT - oh my goodness! "Super" Mario was our waiter and he served up a pizza for my parents and I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Plaka was once the scene of the ancient agora. It is now the trendy shopping and dining area of Athens. It is very close to the Acropolis so it is a natural place for tourists to gravitate to after viewing the Parthenon. Our Celebrity Cruise excursion took us here for a couple of hours of shopping after viewing the Acropolis.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great variety of food let your nose lead you to your food not the owner! Brilliant shops at the cheapest souvenirs I found where here and I've travelled most of Greece very friendly people can't say the same for the tourists lol it's a must stop in Athens !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Right at the base of the Acropolis, so when your done sightseeing .. go shopping. Have lunch , have a drink. Endless narrow streets filled with stores, everthing you may possible want to buy. It is a maze !!! You will get lost !!! Put aside hours to explore. You cannot miss going there. And BARGAIN with all the shopkeepers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you haven't been to Athens before I would highly recommend staying here. Walking distance from everything including the Parthenon and some of the best restaurants in the city.

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Address: Address: The Plaka, Athens 10556, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka

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Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.