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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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  • Dar sokaklariyla, tavernalariyla, duvarlariyla, kanlariyla, Aegean air colored the Greek side with duk to be seen very good staff, who makes you feel good
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  • A little too touristy, and you wonder how much is actually authentic, and how much has been rebuilt. The Agora is the main attraction here, but the restaurants and shops here are the most happening in...  more »
  • The only place that I found nice were the Plaka stairs, with lots of great bars and restaurants, and traditional live music and dances. Book in advance!  more »