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Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill topped by the Acropolis.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Athens 10556, Greece
+30 21 0322 8193
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lady_Sadie
Reviewed yesterday

Plaka Athens in Greece was a beautiful spot to shop and just stroll. We stopped at a cafe and had a beer. Pleasant waiters and waitresses. Great service.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rosg680
Reviewed yesterday

You haven t see anything if you don t visit Plaka! Greek History...Stroll as mach tiny streets as you can and relax at a cafe or enjoy an ice cream!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EleniNt
Reviewed yesterday

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank atti2ud
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Konstantina T
Reviewed yesterday

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ploumiemi
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PetrosM883
Reviewed yesterday

The unique colors of old Athens. Very picturesque old homes and small mansions, many restaurants with local specialties, coffee shops and archaeological sites.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mikki2211
Reviewed yesterday

This is a nice area to shop and grab a bite to eat. Many cafes to sit and enjoy some relaxation. A few gems in the area to discover such as old churches and interesting neighborhoods.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank IowaRod
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This district is really nice, has really tiny streets to stroll, shops and restaurants. You can feel the greek atmosphere thanks to the buildings and the kind people.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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
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Raquel S
January 22, 2019|
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Response from Dimitrakis K | Reviewed this property |
Dear Raquel You ll definitely visit Athens. 2 hours away is Poros. A beautiful island with all the characteristics you seek. And even closer Aggistri! No need to spend a fortune on Mykonos.
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October 29, 2018|
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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
October 28, 2018|
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Response from Knyght1 | Reviewed this property |
We were there during the first week of October, and it was great beach weather. Can't say what it was later, but it was warm in Athens.