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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
Fee: No
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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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The good old Athens!!

I can hanging around the narrow streets almost ecery day, so relaxing walk and if you can thnk that the heart of the city is only 5 mionutes by walk you can easily think that you... read more

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ATHENS HELLAS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I can hanging around the narrow streets almost ecery day, so relaxing walk and if you can thnk that the heart of the city is only 5 mionutes by walk you can easily think that you are in an other century, !! Nice Athenian mansions, small coffee shopw and reastaurant at the feet of the Acropolis, !!Byzantine churches and ancient... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The meandering streets with restaurants, cafes, gelateria and shops makes this an interesting and cheap place to eat, drink and walk through. There are bargains to be found here along with good quality items. A must do activity when visiting Athens.

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Midway, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can get lost wandering about but it's fun. We had ouzo and little Greek snacks at a tiny café as a break from the heat. Walking area and cobblestoned.

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Manipal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Window shopping, antique hunting, restaurant hopping, taverna hopping, bargaining for souvenirs, traditional shows over dinner or just stroll and do people watching....all in Plaka. Some vantage points by twilight can give good views of Acropolis lit up.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a great time meandering thru this area. Lots of little shops. We were there during the day and at night. I personally felt more comfortable during the day but didn't see any issues at night...thus a very good instead of an excellent.

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Caesarea, Hefa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Again and agin we come to the plaka. Good place to visit to eat and to sea. Dont miss the little red or green trains. They goes all over even to the acropolis so u can jist seat and relax. Many little streets with lots of places to eat and drink. Its a big party at nights. Find a good... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Is very nice area to stay as a tourist in Athens, charming neighborhood with a lot of beautifull gift shops, reastaurants and plazas. Also is close to the major tourist attractions in old Athens: the Parthenon, Acropolis, Acropolis Museum and the beautifull old town of Monastirakis with its famous flea market. Thanks Carlos Pou

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't come to Athens and not visit the Plaka. I can't wait for the weekend to go down for coffee and people watching. It is sheer magic in summer at night. There is such a buzz in summer. The coffee bars, small shops, boutiques and atmosphere. I live in Athens and Plaka is unbelievable and a safe destination.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Plaka district is the area to visit when in Athens. My wife and I stayed at the Athens Gate Hotel which was just outside the Plaka District and we are nearly every meal at the restaurants in Plaka. Tee district is great during the day for cafes and little shops, then other streets come alive at night with bustling... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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We enjoyed walking in the Plaka area filled with lovely souvenir shops and restaurants. Shop owners were friendly. Managed to purchase affordable souvenirs and a small statue of an ancient god. (My son loves the Greek Mythology)

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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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