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Preplanned City Guides and Travel Itineraries

Plaka neighborhood

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Plaka neighborhood.

Plaka neighborhood features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Athens City Guide5-day Athens City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • One of the most attractive districts of Athens
  • Charming alleyways and pedestrian streets

Time required: 60 minutes

Public transport:

  • Red Metro Line: Akropoli station


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Photo: RobW_

Things you need to know:

  • Plaka is the oldest and most charming district in Athens. It lies right below the Acropolis
  • Winding medieval alleyways with romantic narrow steps, neoclassical mansions and houses with red tiles and balconies with colorful flowers characterize the negithborhood
  • The Greek literature often called Plaka the neighbourhood of the Gods
  • Typical Greek taverns and street cafés serving icecold frappés are also characteristics of the area

What to do there:

  • Wander the winding, narrow alleyways, pedestrian only streets with many outdoor bars and restaurants, and of course millions of souvenir shops
  • Relax by having a drink in an outdoor café and watch the world go by

Tips & Insights:

  • Don't go there for bargain shopping or overall authenticity

Plaka neighborhood features in these preplanned City Guides: