Plaka District, Athens
Categories: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
The oldest residential neighborhood in Athens, Plaka District 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. Arrange to visit Plaka District and other attractions in Athens using our Athens holiday planner.
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Hi my wife and I went to this district on our recent trip to Athens it is very interesting there are many restaurants and bars and.you really are spoilt for choice it is a very busy area there are als... read more »
Last week I have been with some good associates of mine from abroad and we walked in Plaka streets, watching the different tourist stuff someone can buy and the people. We had a traditional Greek dinn... read more »
The area was fun to see full of people. I noticed the same items in different stores with varying prices. We were told by locals you can haggle but I was too chicken. For many of the gifts I was buyin... read more »
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