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Plaka, Athens

4.4
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The oldest residential neighborhood in Athens, Plaka sits in the shadows of the city's ancient ruins, welcoming visitors with a labyrinth of pedestrian-friendly streets and notable examples of Neoclassical architecture. In the 1990s this district transformed itself from a primarily working-class neighborhood to a tourist-driven area rife with trendy shops, upscale restaurants, and sidewalk cafes. Though most visitors come to this area--the heart of the ancient city--to soak up the authentic street atmosphere, you can also visit several historically important sites here, including a 5th century temple and an 11th century church, one of the oldest in the city. The neighborhood also houses a good selection of museums and galleries, displaying ancient artifacts and folk art. Make Plaka a centerpiece of your Athens vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Athens itinerary maker app.
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  • We visited in March when the 1st Covid 19 shut down was in place. We couldn't experience the atmosphere that was spoken about in the TripAdvisor reviews. It was a shame as we were really looking...  more »
  • If you have time, it worths paying a visit. Nice atmosphere under Acropolis. You can find nice food and excellent food in many places there. Interesting market for gifts and souvenirs.  more »

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