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Plaka District

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Address: Athens 10556, Greece
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+30 21 2104 0077
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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 walking and shopping

We stayed in the Plaka and were close to everything. Great restaurants and wine bars. Great shops and fun to walk through the pedestrian streets.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in the Plaka and were close to everything. Great restaurants and wine bars. Great shops and fun to walk through the pedestrian streets.

Thank Dorothy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one of the greatest Greek landmarks. Spend your time there, relax, walk, take some pictures, enjoy your coffee/meal, buy souvenirs, meet Greek people. "Plaka" is a street which introduces you both to ancient and modern Greece. "Plaka" is the place where Acropolis meets Sirtaki and The 12 Gods meet Souvlaki. So, if you really want to discover the... More 

Thank Greg12y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Of course, this place is obviously set up for the tourists but there are a lot of interesting things i.e small typically Greek gifts to take home, a shop where you can find music and dvds from all over the world-including Greek music, of course !! Lots of snack bars too with Greek specialties. There's also a book shop with... More 

Thank 2807doris
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I will preface this by saying it was a chilly drab afternoon. The main strip had the ubiquitous tourist-focused gift shops. I'd recommend going off and just go and explore. Some pretty streets to be walked down before venturing to the warmth of one of the restaurants.

Thank Michelle N
Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really loved this area with great small tourist shops, places to eat. Really clean streets, loved the ice cream parlours. Only down side were the number of waiters who stand in your way to try to get you into their restaurant. Once we found one we loved, we returned regularly and were well looked after but had to fight our... More 

Thank Julie H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely area to just get lost and wonder around looking at people, are galleries and antique shops, stopping of course to have some delicious food and a glass of local wine. The locals are extremely friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The plaka district is a must for evenings in Athens it is full of tavernas with great atmosphere and good greek food and live music.Also it has many shops and is a pleasure to wander around both day and nights.

Thank debjane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Plaka District is the oldest part of Athens and maintains a charm all its own with is street musicians, flower sellers, photographers and people who sell beads or will write your name on a grain of rice. It sits under the Acropolis and stretches almost to Syntagma. There are two main pedestrian streets which intersect at the center of... More 

Thank NovemberTravels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Plaka is a great place to just walk around and get lost. The picturesque streets with small traditional taverns and cafes definitely spend the day in plaka

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Old and new shops, sites and food Mashed up together. A long stroll in the morning before it gets too overrun with many tourists is worth a morning. Get up early, enjoy the street dogs and cats getting fed by the early Shop keepers, pop in for a thick very sweet greek coffee and listen to the morning shopkeepers chatter.... More 

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Staying in Plaka

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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 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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