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PLAKA DISTRICT (ATHENS)Romance and nostalgia melt together: the Plaka district in the neighborhood of the gods! The place to be in Athens!
Plaka - The old town of Athens: Not far from the Acropolis, lies the famous old town district of Plaka, as well as the pedestrian and bustling Psiri area. The Plaka is one of the oldest parts of Athens and is practically at the foot of the Acropolis, between the metro stations Acropolis and Monastiraki.
In this neighborhood, you will experience history up close: houses with foundations from antiquity, facades from the 18th century and neoclassical style restored buildings. Here was once the center of Athens. 6000 years of Greek, Roman and Ottoman history accompany you on a stroll through the streets of Plaka. You will again and again encounter monuments, places and object testifying of the past.
Today, the district is characterized by souvenir shops selling artwork, traditional products or handcrafted clothing, as well as bars, cafés and taverns serving traditional Greek cuisine. Here, you will enjoy a variety of fast-food and the famous "Mezes", the typical Greek way to enjoy a variety of appetizers.
Culture enthusiasts will find close to the Frissiras Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Folk Art, as well as small churches and mosques, a hammam, the Roman Agora and the first Greek university. Ready for a stroll through the Plaka?
Metro station Monastiraki
Metro: Akropoli Line 2
Opened: Daily and all day long
Entrance fee: Free