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Address: Athens 10556, Greece
Phone Number: +30 21 2104 0077
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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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Great way to spend the afternoon and enjoy a stop for lunch Great coffee places or cold beer So much to see it may take all day !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great way to spend the afternoon and enjoy a stop for lunch Great coffee places or cold beer So much to see it may take all day !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here every night during our visit for the nightlife and great places to eat (and drink). Its always packed with tourists, closer to the hike to Acropolis and a lot of options to try Greek food. Make sure to walk through every corner of Plaka and do visit the Brettos Bar!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My favorite itinerary is to visit the Acropolis in the morning, walking up the Museum side of the entrance by the theater, and then walking down the the back side by the Ancient Agora and down into the old shopping district of Plaka. Intermixed with souvenir shops are some real gems. Brezzos Bar is one such gem, with the walls... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very cosy with specific climate, narrow streets, with nearly no space left for cars (that come in there against all odds!). In the evening every resraurant has its tables outside with many small lamps making a really romantic atmosphere :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The area is really wonderful with a specific charm. The narrow streets up hill with the small houses and lots of restaurants give it a unique vibe. We went for a walk in the area every day of our trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for walking around . 98% car free . Streets full of gift shops . Heritage places . Food . Beverages . Its colorful

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time in this place and bought gifts for my friends!! Definitely worth the visit and be sure to buy lots of stuff about Greece!!!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unlike the regular tourist areas this is not the land of the dead. It is remnant of Old Greece not Ancient Greece. It is not contemporary Greece but a memory of the country and the city before mass tourism. But it has a soul that retains the vibrancy of the past. Go to a a square, grab a table, eat... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

old area of Athens, quiet, plenty of restaurants and small shops. Go for a strall, a dinner or find a cozy cafe'

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The stores here are full of excellent Greek souvenirs as well as some junk. The restaurants are nice outdoor stops but you must be choosy, some were downright awful and the service worse. We prefer eating and shopping in Monastiraki.

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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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