"Plaka, Athens at its best" Plaka Tip by janbeeu

Plaka, Athens: 75 reviews and 115 photos

  Plaka, where life is kind
by janbeeu

Covering an area of about 3,5 square kilometres, Plaka offers a glance at past glory days. Modern-day Athens was developed around the ancient district of Plaka. Located on the northeastern foot of the Acropolis, Plaka, like all ancient cities throughout the world, emits beauty, serenity as well as nostalgia. Visitors can stay in one of the area's many hotels, stroll down the famous streets and neighbourhoods of Plaka, visit historical monuments and thus get a taste of Athenian life, making their stay in Greece's capital city a memorable one.

Plaka is the area between Psiri, Syntagma Square and Monastiraki. A labyrinth of small streets full of souvenir shops, little squares with cool terraces hidden between a lot of green, music, restaurants, pubs..... In short, Athens at its best. Plaka is almost completely pedestrianised and contains the famous flea market around Monastiraki Square, ancient sites and small museums of traditional and popular culture. Remember that most shops in Plaka will be closed for a few hours early in the afternoon. Plaka: never boring!

Directions: Metro station: Syntagma or Monastirakis
Phone: 2121040077
Website: http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/main_cities/plaka

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  • Updated Jul 18, 2005
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