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I don't understand why Plaka was something to be seen in Athens. It was just streets filled with souvenir shops. If it weren't for the Greek signs, it could be any of the tourist shopping areas in any other city in the world. There were...More
There is so much to see in the Plaka. Just start wandering up hill and you will find churches, narrow passageways, ancient arches and of course shopping.
Just a note: this is all walking no taxis, horses, camels or elephants, just your own 2 feet....More
I will definitely suggest for a casual evening to walk around plaka and then dine in one of the small taverns. Unfortunately I couldn't find any formal restaurant in order to finish our meeting. The environment is so loud that is not suggested
It is Athens’ oldest and most picturesque area, also known as the“Neighbourhood of the Gods”. Small alleys, quiet corners, with picturesque views of the entire Athens, souvenir shops, small art galleries and museums; they all await you, in the shadow of the majestic Parthenon.
Nice walk along Andrianou street as well as cross roads, up to the sidewalks of Acropolis. Do experiment with jewelery shops; there can be some good bargains. Souvenirs, why not? But do avoid ice cream shops.
Lunch or dinning: there can be some good surprises...More
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.
I was there a few weeks ago, and it was 60F, which was absolutely perfect. I would say mid-November would be lovely, especially if it thins the crowds down a bit. It rained, and I adored sitting in front of a cafe drinking... More
I was there a few weeks ago, and it was 60F, which was absolutely perfect. I would say mid-November would be lovely, especially if it thins the crowds down a bit. It rained, and I adored sitting in front of a cafe drinking coffee!