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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
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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 bustling city was not all that bustling while we were there probably because it was winters but Plaka none the less was the place to hangout at after daily dose of historical... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The bustling city was not all that bustling while we were there probably because it was winters but Plaka none the less was the place to hangout at after daily dose of historical monument excursions. It has some of the best places to indulge in authentic Greek cuisine and buy your share of souvenir to bring back home.

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Definitely a blast from the with streets littered with shops of almost anything. Walking through the district from the Acropolis Museum back to our hotel on Ermiu Street, we found ourselves window shopping at every other store, bought a couple if souvenirs, got lost and eventually for our way back. It was pretty safe and shop owners were quite friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plaka is more than just the old part of Athens. Plaka shows forth a food-loving, fun and exciting greek culture. Enjoying a late night dinner meal while on a stroll through Plaka on a chilly winter is ultimate experience. Greek food resembles middle eastern cuisine it could almost make you forget your some where in Europe. the cuisine is hearty,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Plaka is by far the best place to visit in Athens, if you want to see and feel how things were back in the old days on early and mid 20th century. You must walk every little road, you must pay attention to details in order to feel all that. Also, be prepared to reject a lot of eating and... More 

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The "old town", well at least some of the oldest parts of Athens. A lot of windling little roads without any architectural planning (of course). Nice strolling area, lots and lots of shops and restaurants. Beware of the rather obtrusive owners... What's sad is that more or less the whole of Athens suffer from bad graffiti. So is also the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place for a walk and food. Good restaurantes and nice local shops. Also an amazing church. A great afternoon

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must visit for every tourist. full of restaurants, some only serve food but some with live music in the evening. many souvenir stores. open seven days a week, unlike all the other stores in Athens

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Love this area of the old city. Many shops are "touristy" but many are for the locals use too. An interesting area to spend some time in the old city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

People watching delight! great walk around place, lots of shops and unusual stores and flea market, just a cool place to hang out,stop for a drink or some lovely greek food~

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always the bustling heart of Athens, Plaka is a vibrant, multicultural hub. Everything you would want from Athens is here; historical sites, bars, museums and more tavernas than you could possibly eat at in a year. Although criticised as a tourist trap, it's much more than that. Tourists mingle with locals and the area has a cosmopolitan feel. Only downside... 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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