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Recommendations for restaurants for lunch and places to shop

Cincinnati, Ohio
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Recommendations for restaurants for lunch and places to shop

Any recommendations for the best places for lunch in Plaka in June? Also, any particular shops that are not to be missed?

Devizes, United...
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1. Re: Recommendations for restaurants for lunch and places to shop

Hi there

A good place to eat is "Scholarhion" on Tripodon St. It's a fixed price (14 euros) menu for which you get to choose 4-5 dishes from about a dozen on offer, the price includes bread, water, a beer or a half carafe of house wine, and a dessert. It's a good place to sit and watch the world go by if you can get an outside table. There's the "Kritiko" taverna too, can't remember the address, but it's on a stepped alleyway between two streets. They often have live music in the evenings and a great atmosphere.

As for shops, I guess it depends what you are shopping for.

Edited: 02 June 2010, 03:45
Cincinnati, Ohio
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2. Re: Recommendations for restaurants for lunch and places to shop

Thanks, GB - We'll check them out!

Devizes, United...
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3. Re: Recommendations for restaurants for lunch and places to shop

Hi again

One of the main shopping streets in Plaka is "Adrianou St" which runs for some distance from Lysikratous Square in a long arc to Hadrian's Library and beyond. Obviously, it's rather "touristy" but there are loads of shops selling leather, jewellery, porcelain and so on.

Oslo, Norway
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4. Re: Recommendations for restaurants for lunch and places to shop

The main shopping street is Ermou, in the part which runs from Syntagma to Thission.

For restaurants - here you can see Scholarhion:

http://tinyurl.com/32g6c6b

http://www.sholarhio.gr/english/index.php

Another suggestion is Savvas near Monastiraki:

http://tinyurl.com/33645t6

You will also find many options along Adrianou in the lower part between Monastiraki and Thission.

Beaumont, Texas USA
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5. Re: Recommendations for restaurants for lunch and places to shop

Here are a couple of Google Maps with places marked, courtesy of Athens DE nick-arch!

http://tinyurl.com/AthensEats-English

http://tinyurl.com/AthensAttractions-English

And this one also has good info on shopping and dining:

http://www.breathtakingathens.com/

New York City, New...
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for Skopelos
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6. Re: Recommendations for restaurants for lunch and places to shop

Hey and welcome dr1950:-) Just to add to the wonderful advice already given....I think some of the best eats and shopping can be done at some of the many wonderful Museums the City offers! Some of my faves are the Cycladic, Benaki and Akropolis Museum..the latter in the shadow of the Akropolis w/a huge outdoor dining area where you can sit and have a cup of coffee..or feast! I've purchased my share of Olive oil soaps, keychains, magnets, etc., but find items at the Museum gift shops make for wonderful, unique and quality souvies..as well as gifts;-) Have fun and EnjoY!

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