"A village in the heart of the city" Plaka Tip by athenian80
Plaka, Athens: 75 reviews and 115 photos
Plaka is the oldest continuously inhabited area of Athens.In this picturesque neighborhood there are many taverns,cafés and tourist shops.In Plaka you can also see the Roman Agorá in the site of which,the ?Tower of Winds?is situated.It is actually an ancient clock and bears the figures of the eight winds.Another noteworthy monument is that of Lysicrates,situated in the homonymous beautiful square with nice cafés.Finally don?t miss to visit the two byzantine churches of the 12th century,Agios Nicolaos and the Little Metropolis.You can continue your walk to Monastiraki,a busy and colourful quarter that is famous for the great array of its flea market.You can find the most bizzare things there!Even if you don?t intend to buy something it?s worth visiting just to watch. Works are on process in the central square of Monastiraki for the new Metro station and the new image of the square.
Directions: Plaka is situated on the east slope of the Acropolis,just on its foot.
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