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“don't go too early or late!”
Review of Plaka District

Plaka District
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US$71.63*
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Athens Night Sightseeing Tour with Greek Dinner Show
Ranked #8 of 350 things to do in Athens
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Historic neighborhood located at the base of the hill topped by the Acropolis.
Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“don't go too early or late!”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

lots of shops selling clothes, pottery, jewellery, and tourist stocking fillers. mosat shops open after 10am and stay open til 11pm. at dark it is easy to get lost in the many small lanes and be overcome by the hawkers trying to entice you into their restaurant. be warned: shop around. you will always find a better price at the shop next door!!

Visited July 2014
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Ashburn, Virginia
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“Tourist area”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

A tourist area with shops and restaurant at the bottom of the Acropolis. Excellent area for gift shopping. However, not sure about the food as you will find the restaurants catering to the tourists than the locals.

Visited July 2014
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“Lots of places to eat and shop!”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I wouldn't miss the Plaka! It's open late, there's restaurants galore, lots of shopping and ice cream! Eat at Adrianos! Thespidos 4 - Plaka. Do not eat at the place across the street (awful service, greasy fries, soggy bread, tough pork. It was bad, mostly the awful service though! Adrianos is excellent though!

Visited July 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Great shopping & food”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

I love to wander The Plaka, but you need to watch your bag and don't be afraid to walk away from a purchase. Lots of degrees of aggressiveness in the vendors, but you'll find one you like.

Visited July 2014
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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“Tourist trap of a neighbourhood”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Plaka must have been impressive before all the tourist-trap shops took over. It's closed to motor traffic and it does make for a pleasant walk, but the stores and restaurants are overpriced. And there's too much "made in China" cr*p for sale. You have to dig for good finds.

Visited June 2014
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