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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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Plaka was conveniently situated, close to our hotel. A very nice place just to walk around, eat an ice cream, browse the small souvenir shops - and the restaurants!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not one for crowds or shopping so this was not one of my favorite places to be. Be careful here. There are many shops to explore but you must watch your pockets and purses.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plaka was conveniently situated, close to our hotel. A very nice place just to walk around, eat an ice cream, browse the small souvenir shops - and the restaurants!

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Jekyll Island, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This area is full of souvenir, clothing, shoe shops and eateries. Gets really busy by midday when all the cruise ship passengers are doing last minute shopping before leaving.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place to stroll. Liked shopping in small stores for souvenirs. Comparable to any other tourist places in other countries.

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Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun area to walk around, lots of shops and outdoor restaurants. Unfortunately, like much of Athens, graffiti everywhere.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely area to shop - not the high street shops. Good restaurants - coffee and food. Plenty of shade in the small streets which is always a bonus in summer

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spoilt for choice of restaurants and cafés in this very pretty part of Athens. Enjoy a Freddo Espresso, or a local beer with a mixed grilled platter of meats after a long day of visiting the hot tourist spots of Greece

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this district very much is pretty busy with tourists all day long but is very typical of European bazaar We had dinner there one night and is such a festive atmosphere and music playing and of course food was great too

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My visit to the Plaka was rather unpleasant. It's a hot and crowded area built for tourists. The restaurants here are over crowded and in most cases mediocre. It's also filled with tourist shops which all happen to sell the same things. Really just a glorified tourist district.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Typical tourist alley with tons of souvenirs. Don't fall for the"Where are you from trick," as it's pretty much just a ploy to pull you into the store. I'm sure almost every shop owner on the strip is great, but the overly touristy vibe pushed me away. Off the main strip though, you'll find all kinds of amazing architecture and... More 

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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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