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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 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.
A small, byzantine church from the 11th century which celebrates on 21 November each year.
It really worth your time to explore its outside and, also, its inside.
It is open from 09-14:00 and 16-20:00 (Saturday and Sunday opens only in am).
The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens takes care of its maintenance.
"Moving experience. Excellent presentation of exhibits"
reviewed 2 days ago by Lisa D
This museum was high in our list, and it exceeded our expectations. The building’s layout, where each floor depicted a different aspect of Jewish life in Greece, lent a comprehensive quality to the experience. The mini film narrated by Holocaust survivors was moving, informative, and a highlight of the museum. The display of personal items taken by the murdered Jews...
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
reviewed 1 week ago by Wassim K
We had no intention to stop there but along the way we decided to stop by and have a look. The inner atmosphere is fabulous and capturing. Icons and paintings speak of a million words. I am glad we stopped by. Nice place and atmosphere.
This is overlooked generally because it sits right near the Metropolis Cathedral. It is worth a look though but for me the most interesting part was the outside walls with the animal reliefs. The church is quite historic, dating back to the 12th century but I don't think a lot of this remains inside apart from a Byzantine era painting.
We drove past this when we arrived in the city & walked past it several times as we were staying nearby. It is right beside a main road in the centre of Athens, so noisy, but it is free to visit. There's a spot to view Temple of Zeus right behind it so no need to walk much further if...
We had the falafel plate and hummus plate and it was really good. We got them Maka Choco loco smoothie and the Mango probiotics smoothies and they were awesome. So many other things to try too!!! We will be back.
We had a great night to this wine bar in the center of Athens. First of all we were lost with all this different bottles of wine, but the one we ordered was to good. To Santorini '16 Assyrtico we trust, because it was not the most expensive, but not the cheapest one also. For such a wine you pay...
€ • Fast food, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
"Great choice for vegetarians!"
reviewed 2 days ago by Sara A
We ate here twice while in Athens. The food is good, quick, and affordable. Make your falafel spicy for a nice kick.
While there isn't any seating in the restaurant, there are benches around the street outside, so there isn't an issue.
Clean, new, large rooms, ideally located, view of acropolis and temple of Zeus, great service. Couldn’t have been better. Plaka neighborhood is great and we loved walking right out of the hotel and into this pedestrian neighborhood with so much to offer and enjoy.
Enjoyed our time at AthensWAS hotel. The location was amazing with a short walk to major sights. Breakfast was great everyday and the front desk was very helpful with arranging transfers and giving suggestions. Our courtyard room was quiet. Rooftop restaurant has great views.
As a family we recently stay at the Electra Metropolis. The hotel, in the heart of Athens, is well located, close to the Greek Parliament on Sytagma Square. There are many restaurants and shops around the hotel, and it is an easy walk to the Acropolis. We did not have a view from our room as I assume is true...
We usually prefer smaller, boutique hotels, but we chose the Electra Palace for its pool area, knowing we would be in Athens in the heat of July. We found lots to recommend: the employees we encountered were friendly and helpful; the breakfast buffet was plentiful and delicious; the pool is large and refreshing, with a great view of the Acropolis;...
It can be tough to get accommodations for families in European cities, but Plaka Hotel offered a reasonable rate for 2 adjoining rooms. The location is fantastic. You are close to the Acropolis, the Agora and markets. We just spent a few hours wandering the streets and getting lost looking into shops and seeing the ruins sprinkled all around the...