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      Athens - Plaka
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  • Athens - Plaka - Athens
      Athens - Plaka
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 

Pláka is the picturesque old historical neighbourhood of Athens, just under the Acropolis, incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture.

Plaka originates from the days of the Greek revolution. Under the Acropolis Plaka was built by the first construction workers that built Athens main buildings. The settlement of Anafiotika was created in the 19th century by migrants from the Cycladic island of Anafi. They built their houses on the steep slopes of the Acropolis in their traditional island style. Thus, they created a small village with white-washed houses and narrow paths between them.

According to another version, the area took its name from a large plaque founded in Adrianou street. The name initially referred only to one part of the NE tip of the Acropolis, but has later come to mean all the small neighborhoods that composed old Athens.

Phone: 2121040077
Website: http://www.athensguide.com/plaka.html

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  • Written Jul 11, 2008
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