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Plaka District, Athens

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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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  • In most of these shops you will find the same tourist stuff. Even jewellery looks everywhere the same and each time they pitch you with 50% of the price on each jewellery item. Plus you cannot actuall...  more »
  • Interesting, picturesque place. Something like a large market and Arbat 90 's. But there are shops with good prices, don't be afraid the closeness to the city centre.
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  • Piga together with children and friends in Plaka where the black winter resort and the ancient agora. Meta and unassuming in a micro koutouki Greek cuisine with views of the Acropolis,
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