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“All you could want to shop for in one area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Plaka

Plaka
The Plaka | 7kapnikareas&Metropoleos Street/Athens, Athens 10556, Greece
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Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis
Ranked #15 of 178 Attractions in Athens
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill topped by the Acropolis.
Everett, Washington
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“All you could want to shop for in one area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Loved Plaka because all the stores and restaurants were in one area and you could find lots of inexpensive gifts as well as high end gifts. When you get tired just pick a restaurant with an outdoor table! The only annoying part were the young guys peddling knock off watches and other items around every corner and if you give them a second to look they won't leave you alone till you either buy or get away from them.

Visited June 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Nice streets & eating place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

The place is teeming with eateries offering local stuff (gyros, souvlakis, salads, house wines, etc), souvenir shops & heritage structures. Tourists seem to have overrun the place. But still worth spending a couple of hours here as part of knowing the city. Good for souvenir shopping & remember to bargain.

Visited April 2013
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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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“Sort of okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I wasn't overawed by Plaka. I appreciate that it is meant to be an artsy area, but the current economic situation has leant it an air of despondency which is almost palpable.
If I'm to be entirely honest, a visit to Plaka these days is more an exercise in watching poor artists and artesans suffer (which is distasteful) - I'm not sure I can recommend it and, alas, that would only make the situation worse as these people need money.
Go, by all means, but don't go for voyeuristic reasons and please respect the people who are trying so desperately to make the world a better place through their art and artistry.

Visited February 2013
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London
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“For Food and coffe!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The best place to be for food and coffe......after a long walk around the city. A very good place also for a dinner!!!!

Visited May 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“Gotta have a gyro here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Was very quiet in April but good fun and lots of history here. Lots of shops and restaurants with traditional Greek food.

Visited April 2013
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