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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” (275 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (231 reviews)
“great shopping” (88 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Athens 10556, Greece
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely district to get lost in. There are so many quaint and quirky places to see and explore. Save your hunger for this sector of Athens, there are so many options to eat and explore. Many restaurants, great crowds , beautiful music, great atmosphere! It...More

Thank Valentina P
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Beautiful area and lovely shops. Wish that they would control the aggressive street hawkers trying to force people to buy yarn bracelets.

Thank Renee L
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Cozy little restaurants and shops at good prices. This is the place to get your souvenirs. A bit surprising that none of the shops are selling stamps for postcards. If you want to mail a postcard, head for the post office.

Thank Csilla K
Reviewed 21 September 2016

One of the most beautiful locations in the centre of Athens. Friendly people, good taste and awesome environmtent, ideal for day and night. The options in bars, cafeterias and restaurants as plenty. A visit in Athens wouldn't be worthy without a visit to Plaka. A...More

Thank Agyness L
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Whether you are into shopping for souvenirs or enjoying food and wine, the Plaka district is fabulous. It is very close to the Acropolis, the museum, Adrianos gate and bus meeting point which are also close enough to see the changing of the guard.

Thank Janet E K
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Nice restaurants and coffee shops to eat and relax morning and night. Live music and not very expensive.

Thank helene k
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Plaka is an outstanding experience. So many great restaurants and many great shops. The stores are high end and each shop and restaurant the people were very friendly and very helpful. I highly recommend.

Thank Αναστασία Μ M
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice district that cannot be missed. Full of restaurants and night life. Had the pleasure to attend a nice Greek meal and a Greek dance show. Restaurants are well priced but the only drawback is that they don't serve beef gyro nor beef/veal souvlaki....More

Thank Mahmoud E
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Sit, have a coffee and watch people walk by beneath the Acropolis. It's also nice to have lunch/dinner at one of the many old-style taverns, that serve traditional food. Prices for traditional dishes are very reasonable. There are many tavern owners who call out to...More

Thank Lex_Tex_Mex
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The Plaka district offers beautiful shops that are a little more upmarket than in the monastiraki district. Artisan jewellers, crafts including traditional textiles and wood items dominate welcoming the shopper with an eye for quality. The taverns and cafes are also good.

Thank artemisiab30
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!
18 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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