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Plaka District

Athens 10556, Greece
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Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill topped by the Acropolis.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“narrow streets” (274 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (231 reviews)
“great shopping” (88 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Athens 10556, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful streets lined with tourist shops. Great restaurants on the side streets. Ask a young local person where their favorite inexpensive restaurant they go with friends is and you will get 2-3 recommendations. You can t go wrong this way.

Thank PaulEliSIegel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had 4 glorious days here in the heart of Plaka. We will be returning. Weather was a bit ordinary but apart from that, the streets, cafes, food, wine, historical sites & people were lovely. The fish markets are amazing! Spice markets & flea markets...More

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a couple of nights in the Plaka and loved it, but hopelessly over touristed and kitsch with hundreds of shops all selling the same cheap tourist junk. Restaurants are where they pounce on you the moment you stop to read the menu. But...More

Thank wengenbound
Reviewed 4 days ago

Plaka was a highlight for my family and I in Athens. The city sightseeing buses stop right out front of the entrance to Plaka from the main road. So many shops and cafes/restaurants. Highly recommend this district for shopping and food. Very cool vibe.

Thank Bill_Ali95
Reviewed 4 days ago

Restaurants begging for your business, all serving the same thing. Gifts shops hawking the same silly stuff. If you search, there are a few gems but you could do better to find visit where the real Greeks go.

Thank BoilerDaveNH
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So much was renewed since my last visit 10 years ago. Athens became a must visit for me on my way to inland. In the past I was trying to avoid...

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 5 days ago

For many years I had my office in the heart of Athens, on Adrianou Street, one of the oldest street's in the world. The Plaka district hugs the sacred Acropolis and has been continuously inhabited for 5,000 years. Plaka is bustling with small shops, taverns,...More

Thank Angelos85302
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best place to buy souvenirs in Athens and it’s historic site district. There are various other shops as well. Like Greek produce shops. Restaurants etc. It’s all about tourism.

Thank Rambo380
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This little district is a gem. It is full of interesting shops even if some are ‘same same’ with tourist souvenirs. The cobbled alleyways boast a variety of offerings from art to antiques. Stroll with a coffee or gellato and enjoy the buzz.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely worth the visit and multiple times, if not to shop then just to meander. A lot of stores have the same stuff however also interesting stores interspersed within them. Little nooks and crannies to explore.

Thank Anna M
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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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!
19 June 2017|
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Response from vailwood | Reviewed this property |
take your pick from many, we had wine in one, then walked to another for eats, then on to another for Turkish coffee, then pastry to another.
19 February 2017|
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