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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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  • Plaka is a great place for shopping, restaurants and bars. We stayed in the area so it was very convenient. Great spot for leaving your husband in a bar whilst you go off and shop in the alley ways, p...  more »
  • Plaka is a great place to walk around, shop, visit the small markets and get a coffee. It is very busy and vibrant and you can find lots of souvenirs to take home if you like. We even found a shop tha...  more »
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