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“Awesome Fun”
Review of Plaka District

Plaka District
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Athens Night Sightseeing Tour with Greek Dinner Show
Ranked #7 of 349 things to do in Athens
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill topped by the Acropolis.
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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“Awesome Fun”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

The Plaka is a cool network of streets, shops, restaurants, historic sites, and people. I stayed just outside of the Plaka and ventured into here during the day and night to enjoy some people watching and shops. It was a lot of fun finding places to eat or buy things to bring home. It has cool narrow streets that are fun to get lost in, only to turn a corner and come out at a 2,000 year old ruin. Absolutely fun, amazing, interesting, and cool all in one. There are some tasty places to eat in here, venture on in. If you visit Athens and don't venture into the Plaka then you didn't really visit Athens.

Visited September 2012
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“Loved it!”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Don't expect to be sign posted to the Plaka. You have to 'discover' it! Wander around the streets, explore areas, etc. The area nearest the Acropolis Museum is lovely with lots of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, and very touristy,. The area around the Roman Agora and the ancient Agora is quite different; flea market, some great restaurants, lovely sights, etc.

Visited July 2013
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Athens
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“A great walk through narrow paths!”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

During summer time it will be quite difficult to get through the other side of the street (by walking of course) but during Spring or Fall you will have a better chance, especially at night , to enjoy a nice peacefull walk. The touristic shops are always open (with few ecxeptions to the rule) for all kind of tastes (clothing, jewlery, bars, restaurants, tavernas etc). Make sure you park your car away from that spot as you will face a great difficulty to get through the pedestrians (get a taxi, they are still cheap!). Great coffee and desserts at "Amaltheia" and really tasteful local delicacies at "Bakaliarakia" taverna. Enjoy it!

Visited June 2013
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Grovetown, Georgia
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“Best shopping and dining”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Our hotel was right up the street from this Plaka square. Every night there was something happening there. The square would fill up with hundreds of people and there would be bands playing and street vendors selling their wares. Some of the stores were open from 9 or 10 in the morning until midnight or later. We had so much fun just strolling through the streets shopping all day and then stopping for dinner at our favorite restaurant, Ydria, and then watching the people in the square for a bit on our way back to our hotel for the night. The Plaka is NOT to be missed! It was a wonderful surprise!

Visited July 2013
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Athens, Greece
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“old town-all time classic”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

if you are a tourist then you must visit Plaka. It ls located at the foothills of Acropolis hill and is considered as the heart of the old city with many ancient exhibits, like the the place where Diogenis jar was found, the column of the winds and of course Herodeon and Parthenon. Plaka has also Byzantine monuments like the Sant Catherine's temple, the temple of Holy grave, etc.
It is safe during day and night. You can visit many traditional taverns, cafes etc. Walk through Anafiotika and reach- on the top of the hill- Parthenon.From Plaka you can visit on foot the new national museum, the Zeus temple opposite to the national park-Zappeion, Kallimarmaron Stadium, Syntagma square, Monastiraki (with great souvlaki) and Ermou street for shopping.
Many Greek and foreign artists live in Plaka, shipowners, etc.

Visited July 2013
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