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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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  • Great region, good food, good music, very very nice people. If you want to have just good time, eat well, enjoy your time and your stomach... this is the place in Athens, in the evening... 
  • If you want to drink ouzo and eat delicious greek food you must visit plaka. Nice place with greek taverns and prices are perfect. 
  • Take a stroll, choose souvenirs is here. Be sure to visit each shop, this is enough to devote one evening. Photograph especially nothing. In Athens, was in September 2013 onwards, but I think over the past 1000 years, not much has changed there:)
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