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Plaka District

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Address: The Plaka | The Plaka, 10556, Athens 10556, Greece
Phone Number: 2121040077
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Plaka! Must See!

The birthplace of Greek traditional bouzouki, breaking plates, small side streets with hidden restaurants that offer grandmas cooking Cobblestone streets make it difficult to... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The birthplace of Greek traditional bouzouki, breaking plates, small side streets with hidden restaurants that offer grandmas cooking Cobblestone streets make it difficult to walk, no heels ladies!! The history is so rich in the area, a monumental landmark in Athens, with huge efforts now to renovate and restore Restoration efforts have begun, real estate in this area is untouchable.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Great atmosphere..fantastic shopping, food and buildings.. something different around every corner- must have gelato....Dr fish.

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is the best location in all of Athen's! Great restaurants, friendly people, close to everything! The metro, acropolis, and museum are all in a couple of blocks radius. The restaurants are all in walking distance with friendly service and great food.

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When in Athens also in Plaka. Has many wonderful small hotels and bars and taverns and alot of Antique Athens!

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Bucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can walk again and again on the little, tiny streets of Plaka and feel like I am lost in a story or fascinating book.

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Plaka is in the center of Athens. Walking is very pleasant. In parts no vehicles are allowed. ERMOU is the main street for shopping including the flea market, but more interesting is ADRIANOU street, along the AGORA, and from which you can easily walk to the Roman Agora, and the Tower of the Winds. Friendly, pleasant restaurants [we don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must visit. the streets are old and wizened full of character. Shops line some streets, loads of cafes and dining areas

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this area it's so nice and relax ! And for the shopping it's perfect! People are nice restaurants are good it's well located.

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Nittedal Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Many small shops. Mostly for tourists. Can find everything from juverly to furniture. Short way to acropolis.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

See the Acropolis,just above your head and enjoy the atmosphaire of the Athenian food and joy!Feel the smells of the original greek food!!

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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.
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