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Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill topped by the Acropolis.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Athens 10556, Greece
+30 21 0321 2256
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful area to stroll around at night and people watch, eat in a restaurant or browse for souvenirs. It's a natural place to congregate with a lovely atmosphere and we found ourselves going back each night. Food and drink were reasonable even though the area...More

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Stayed here for 4 nights and were so glad we did. You can literally walk to all the sights from here. The narrow cobbled streets are such a joy. There is history around every corner. Full of open air restaurants, souvenir shops and historic sites....More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Brilliant place to visit at any type of day but wonderful at night. Lots of places to eat and shop with a good selection of souvenirs on offer. Shops are open quite late. Lovely atmosphere.

Thank Toscasmum
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We tried to steer clear of this area, it is SOOOOOO busy; filled with tourists and restaurant workers trying to get you to eat at their restaurant. They have tons of shops to buy cheap crap, I think there may have been some other shops...More

Thank bethebel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s a nice area to have afternoon walk and dinner. Several historical places are around including Acropolis.

Thank Vancovervoyager
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed in plaka at the Ava hotel, an amazing place to stay. Plaka is fun to walk around, check out the market, the shops, the restaurants, the ice cream stores. And most of the historical sites around the Acropolis are in the past plaka...More

Thank Munzer Q
Reviewed 2 days ago

Any time is time to eat in Plaka - it is the most fabulous adventure that you can take in the area of Greek food - not one of the restaurants will be a dud : they couldnt survive if they were?

Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent most of our time here when we were not sight seeing. Great historical value, restaurants, shopping and hotels here.

Thank ARB1615
Reviewed 3 days ago

This neighborhood offers lots of fantastic restaurants (try the Roof Garden area), crafts, sandals of all shapes and styles, jewelry and of course an antiquity or too tucked along the meandering streets. So much fun!

Thank simone m
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is a great number of shops in this area all full of very interesting items which one can buy as mementos and small gifts for friends and relatives back home. I also found a very quaint Greek wine store for some wine tasting and...More

Thank ranjanchou
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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
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kevin a
August 24, 2018|
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Response from sweettea4me2016 | Reviewed this property |
You said "weeks" but maybe you meant to say "a week's...". If you have one week and you want lots to do, go to Mykonos (also spelled Mikonos) if you can afford it. Its probably the most expensive island. We were on a tight... More
August 20, 2018|
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Response from Sandrashoes | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of restaurants in Plaka but I would suggest 7 Food Sins.
Diane C
June 25, 2018|
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Response from Mansi A | Reviewed this property |
Pakka is best place to stay in Athens