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Plaka

Athens 10556, Greece
+30 21 0321 2256
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Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill topped by the Acropolis.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“narrow streets” (308 reviews)
“great shopping” (98 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (256 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Athens 10556, Greece
Plaka
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+30 21 0321 2256
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"narrow streets"
in 308 reviews
"great shopping"
in 98 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 256 reviews
"walk around"
in 130 reviews
"flea market"
in 120 reviews
"acropolis museum"
in 106 reviews
"visiting athens"
in 66 reviews
"tavernas"
in 450 reviews
"tourists"
in 477 reviews
"stroll"
in 360 reviews
"jewelry"
in 229 reviews
"bargains"
in 70 reviews
"greek"
in 456 reviews
"pickpockets"
in 68 reviews
"vendors"
in 105 reviews
"graffiti"
in 95 reviews
"greece"
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Reviewed today

The Plaka and Monastiraki form the center of tourist shopping in Athens. Similar wares exist in both places, though I noticed that the Plaka was more upscale and had more busking activity. Great atmosphere, though for my money Monastiraki has a bit more charm (and...More

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed today

After walking down from the Acropolis we entered the Plaka area, a quaint touristy area lined with shops, bars and cafes. It could have been in any number of Greek places we have visited, and was quite different from the noisy busy centre of Athens....More

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Reviewed yesterday

A magical atmosphere that reminds you of Greece 30 years ago. From restaurants to bars and gourmet food this is the place for couples or families.

1  Thank Αναστάσιος Σ
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Reviewed yesterday

Strolled around this area 3 different days but we found the sidewalks to be narrow and uneven. Make sure you take good, comfortable walking shoes to walk around Plaka. Many cafes, restaurants are available for you to grab a quick lunch, dine or just hydrate...More

1  Thank threemagickings
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Reviewed yesterday

It was important to us to stay centrally located while in Athens so we chose to be in the Plaka area. We were thrilled by our choice of a small hotel (Athens Status Suites) which had a lovely restaurant and roof-top Sky Bar with a...More

Thank Carole S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great time wandering around...some people watching and a lot of shopping...we met friends for dinner and had an unbelievably great lamb dish at a place called Eli’s!

Thank Byron H
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a nice enough area but highly overrated in my opinion. Not a shopper so that is likely why but the streets are nice to stroll around

Thank williamkyoung
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The title says it all, Plaka is an outdoor bazaar and restaurant eating area. It does have some of the best rated restaurants in Athens, so I recommend spending a couple of hours there before or after seeing the Acropolis.

Thank Dwayne P
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Reviewed yesterday

I have taken students to Athens 6 times now, and they always love their time in the Plaka. There are shops (yes, mostly with touristy stuff) and restaurants of all sorts. There are also actually some Roman and Greek ruins there (a lovely little temple...More

Thank Amy E
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice place to eat close to acropolis. Nice tavernas and resturants. A little bit touristic but you are in the midle of Athens and just one breath from acropolis so it is acceptable

Thank ArisRotas
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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
...More
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travelogo
11 May 2018|
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Response from sj_saurabh | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I visited in April and it was pretty quiet even around 10. And I think this will be the same in September. I did walk by Adrianou street and didn't find it noisy post 10 during my visit.
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portia35
1 May 2018|
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Response from Paul F | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Tom J. Our hotel gave us a map and we easily found our way around. We were dropped at our hotel by our hired driver and went from there.
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Gigglesbubbles
10 July 2017|
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
we ate quite a bit earlier, but the streets and restaurants were packed and didn't seem to be shitting down anytime soon. Enjoy!
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