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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 0321 2256
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Reviewed today via mobile

If you are looking for local stores with souvenirs clothes and jewelry this is the place. Lots of restaurants and bars also and might get little crowdy

Thank Cristina P
Reviewed today

The "old" part of the city has many taverns and food place as well as many many many souvernir shops. The best place to sit is by the stairs that lead to the Acropolis. Would I stay there for long? No. Too many people.

Thank JustOneOfTheMany
Reviewed today

It was an interesting step into another culture. The food was really great. The yogurt and dill dip was fabulous. I was glad I went because I was here.

Thank Christine D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Right below the Acropolis Museum is a true neighborhood delight filled with many shops and restaurants. Areas are totally closed for traffic and some have motorbikes only. All in all very reasonably priced with exceptional variety so you can find anything you want. The best...More

Thank jjeadie
Reviewed yesterday

We tried to avoid Adrianou Street, too touristy, crowded and noisy. Watch for pick-pockets and scammers handing you "free roses".

Thank work-to-travelMI
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Plaka is a definite must do. It has a vibrant atmosphere and bustling footfall. Just becareful with your belongings and the ladies who love to hand you a rose and then will be the thorn in your side until you pay them. Definitely a great...More

Thank Raniya78
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely area full of restaurants and shops. Salesmen do not stalk you which is great. Lots of choices

Thank Goguit
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Plaka is great spot for some shopping and browsing. Even though it’s a tourist area I found the prices quite reasonable and not overpriced. In fact I bought some nuts from there for €3 to €4 euro and the exact same nuts at the airport...More

Thank carz80
Reviewed 2 days ago

If your looking for it, you’ll find it here. Dozens of merchants, all trying to make a buck. Nearly every store announces an instant 50% discount as soon as you enter.

Thank Upalong
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The street views and stores offer a very charming and bohemian view. It's a very nice place to tour around but I don't recommend eating there as the food is very overpriced and it's not spectacular.

Thank ejmf85
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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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Response from sweettea4me2016 | Reviewed this property |
You said "weeks" but maybe you meant to say "a week's...". If you have one week and you want lots to do, go to Mykonos (also spelled Mikonos) if you can afford it. Its probably the most expensive island. We were on a tight... More
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Response from Sandrashoes | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of restaurants in Plaka but I would suggest 7 Food Sins.