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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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  • You have everything from shops selling all sorts to various buildings dating back hundreds of years! Tavernas, shops, churches you have everything here. Definitely a place to go to for atmosphere 
    You have everything from shops selling all sorts to various buildings dating back hundreds of years! Tavernas, shops, churches you have everything here. Definitely a place to go to for atmosphere  more »
  • The nicest area to walk in Athens to absorb the spirit of old Athens . Small streets with shoos , restaurants, cafes , very touristic . Enjoy walking watching the old refurbished houses. 
    The nicest area to walk in Athens to absorb the spirit of old Athens . Small streets with shoos , restaurants, cafes , very touristic . Enjoy walking watching the old refurbished houses.  more »

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