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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Although touristy (depending on the time of year you visit), this old, hillside neighborhood is a must-see. Look beyond the souvenir shops and enjoy strolling the steep, narrow, maze-like stone streets. There are some extraordinary traditional stone mansions that have been lovingly restored - others...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very touristy, but a stroll through is kind of mandatory if you're visiting Athens. We enjoyed walking through the more "local" neighborhoods of thissio, gazi and psyrri more than plaka.

Thank 77cjk
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Plaka is a great place to go to, it offers hundreds of shops souvenir shop clothing shops and the list goes on it has plenty for everyones taste cafes and restaurants it is close to the museum and close to the acropolis in fact plaka...More

Thank Angela1925
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A lovely part of Athens- lots of well kept tiny streets. You can just wander and see something exciting around every corner. It’s a lovely relaxed way to spend an afternoon

Thank leanne363
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place has a plethora of shops and restaurants. The vibe here is amazing as you can chill and enjoy good cuisine, shop for souvenirs or just soak in the culture and ambiance. The place has shops and restaurants for all budgets and is indeed...More

Thank Amitha R
Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited Plaka again during my 2018 Athens Marathon trip and was surprised of the positive development. During the years (I first visited Plaka 1976) Plaka has developed into positive directions. Eventhough it is full of tourism but it has gained all time more elegancy....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is by far my favourite part of Athens. The whole area is very nice and well kept. There are many stores to purchase souvenirs and what not. Many cafes and restaurants too.

Thank Alexandra V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are visiting Athens it would be a crime not to visit Plaka, its a place to see the old city with its many shops and great restaurants most offer traditional greek food and live music. Don’t miss it.

Thank Stelios S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went here for a day of shopping and it was fun and fabulous. Anything you are looking for you will find and very reasonable prices. Lots of restaurants in the area where you can take a break and recharge for more shopping

Thank carolynelizabethl
Reviewed 5 days ago

Plaka is the most vibrant part of Athens, beautiful narrow streets with lots of great shops and restaurants around, love walking up and down here

Thank Amanda L
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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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29 October 2018|
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Response from giget8 | Reviewed this property |
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
28 October 2018|
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Response from 385mitchellk | Reviewed this property |
No beaches in Greece cold after 1st week October