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“Nostalgy” 5 of 5 stars
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Plaka
The Plaka | 7kapnikareas&Metropoleos Street/Athens, Athens 10556, Greece
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Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis
Ranked #17 of 188 Attractions in Athens
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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“Nostalgy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

A walk through the narrow streets of Plaka is always a pleasant destination, that exhales a tone of nostalgy, like a trip to Athens of few decades ago

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“Historic but crowded!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

If you're looking for shopping, cafés and restaurants, the Plaka is the place to be. Be prepared for crowds and shop owners eager to sell you something. If you like to "haggle" for a good price enjoy! Bring your "A" game. You'll be up against some great wheeler dealers.

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“A hub of activity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Wonderful, lively area with many cute streets, bars, cafes and restaurants. Flea market, shops and good public transport. Also close to Thissio, another great area. Within walking distance of Acropolis.

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“Nice area to Explore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The Plaka area is a very interesting place for tourists to explore. There is a wide variety of shops and restaurants as well as ruins. The squares are filled with street muscians and performers.

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“Beware”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Plaka was full of life and a must to visit however most shops had the same cheap trinkets and if you dine at one of the many places within Plake you will surely be harassed by Gypsey children playing their accordion for you then begging for money or Gypsey women pushing goods on you and at times appeared aggressive.

Visited September 2013
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