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Plaka, Athens

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The oldest residential neighborhood in Athens, Plaka 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. Make Plaka a centerpiece of your Athens vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Athens itinerary maker app.
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  • The Plaka is really the playground for the entire city of Athens. Regardless of your budget, style, taste or level of engagement, The Plaka has something for everyone! If you want shopping...go for....  more
    The Plaka is really the playground for the entire city of Athens. Regardless of your budget, style, taste or level of engagement, The Plaka has something for everyone! If you want shopping...go for....  more »
  • We spent a beautiful, relaxing day in this wonderful little part of town. Lots of little street and things to see. Our son Ethan dropped his ice cream cone, but it was still worth every moment! 
    We spent a beautiful, relaxing day in this wonderful little part of town. Lots of little street and things to see. Our son Ethan dropped his ice cream cone, but it was still worth every moment!  more »

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