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Plaka, Athens

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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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  • Nice area to have a wander, with lots of shops and restaurants. Often a little intimidating with all the restaurants competing for business especially during the pandemic, but a great place to come.....  more »
  • A place you should spend at least 30 minutes getting to know. The neighborhood looks like those from very old movies and with small houses and straight on the street. Alleys like streets and great...  more »
  • There are plenty of shops for souvenirs, cafe, restaurants. Quite busy place during the day and night.  more »

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