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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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We were fortunate enough to stay basically in Plaka. The shopping, restaurants, music and energy makes for a great experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 910randyh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful! This is the real Athens! The vibe of this part of Athens is amazing!!! You must visit! Little shops, cafes, bars...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Greekmak
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Plaka is amazing !!!.... the area where you can find great places to eat, drink and buy souvenirs for the hole family.....and the best street to visit Is Adrianou.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank LDG2003
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a good place to find your souvenir and grab a nice strong Greek coffee which you will need for your walk up to the Acropolis!!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Armstrong20
Reviewed 6 days ago

Small area filled with shops and restaurants. Lots of touristy trinkets. Good place to walk thru on your way to or from the Acropolis.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Angel G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Interesting part of Athens full of little shops, cafes and restaurants. One of the most picturesque areas of the city -not wondering why it was the old town. Small paved streets and stoned houses standing under the hill of Acropolis.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 14juancarlosd
Reviewed 1 week ago

the old city beside the acropolis , a nice walk , enjoying the old houses and some cafes to rest or have a meal.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank torero961
Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful and safe antique shopping district... my wife could have walked this place for a week! Lots of great shops, tons of amazing restaurants and bars and cafes. Great vacation.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 173russ
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Plaka is the sprawling shopping district in Athens. It is relatively safe - our tour company Gate 1 Travel suggested we keep any bags or backpacks in the front of us, but otherwise we could explore to our hearts content, and we did!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pitsbrgher
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you walk in the small streets of Plaka you feel to have returned one hundred years balk when all the houses were smellin with the odors of flowers in their small gardens. Plaka used to be the center of Athens. Now it keeps a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Catherine M
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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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23 January 2019|
Response from niksk001 | Reviewed this property |
We did not stay in any town close to Athens. Hotel Nidimos is an excellent place, but it is in Delphi, which is quite a hike from Athens. Hotel Periscope in Athens is an excellent choice, where you could experience true... More
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 Knyght1 | Reviewed this property |
We were there during the first week of October, and it was great beach weather. Can't say what it was later, but it was warm in Athens.