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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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  • When you are in Athens, you have to go to plaka area. It located under the acropolis hill. Sightfull  more »
  • one of the best places i have went to in athens, beautiful expereince, walkign there close to sunsent is really catchy, it is a must when you are in athens  more »
  • Let wander you these narrow streets, partly in the shade and away from the heat. Overrun by tourists and the many souvenir shops and restaurants. Probably a much more enjoyable time outside the large attendances which was our case.
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