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Plaka, Athens

4.4
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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  • For those who enjoy shopping, then this is the place - something for everyone, with a wide price range. In addition to shopping, a number of restaurants offering great Greek cuisine. The Plaka must.....  more »
  • We stayed in plaka with a fabulous view of the acropolis and the museum. We had good restaurants, casual cafes, shops, art and good walks all on our doorstep. We were walking distance to everywhere...  more »
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