Plaka Sightseeing

Here is our section with things to see and do in Plaka Athens. Discover 9 interesting sightseeing in Plaka, with detailed description, exact location on Google map, photos and reviews from visitors. You can also view more sightseeing in other locations of Athens.

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Best Churches

Church of Panagia Gorgoepikoos
Location: Plaka

This church stands on Mitropoleos square, in Plaka neighbourhood, on the side of the current Metropolis Cathedral. It is one of the finest Byzantine relics of the city and dates from the 12th century. This is another example of a church built on the ruins of an ancient temple.

Best Museums

Canellopoulos Museum
Location: Plaka

The Museum of Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos is housed in a Neoclassical built in Plaka. It houses the private collection of the Canellopoulos, with more than 6,000 items and art pieces from the prehistoric till the modern times.

Location: Plaka

The Children Museum is found in Plaka, the oldest neighbourhood of Athens, and its aim is to offer an enjoyable and educational experience to our children. Parents and grandparents can accompany the children. There the children will have the opportunity to play and learn together.

Frissiras Museum
Location: Plaka

The Frissiras Museum is the only museum of modern European art in Greece. It was inaugurated in June 2000 and it is housed in two Neoclassical buildings in Plaka. The first building houses a permanent collection with 3,000 pieces of art and the second building hosts periodical exhibitions.

Museum of Childrens Art
Location: Plaka

Established in 1994, the Museum of Greek Children's Art aims to promote art expession in young age. For this reason, it regularly organizes seminars and workshops for children, teachers and parents. Its exhibitions change frequently and include mostly works of children.

Museum of Folk Instruments
Location: Plaka

This museum is dedicated to the Greek folklore music and it has an amazing collection of about 1,200 Greek popular musical instruments dating from the 18th century up to the present day. The museum exhibits traditional Greek instruments like toumberlekia (pottery drums), daoulia (drums), defia (tambourines), laghouta (long-necked lutes), outia (short-necked lutes) and many more.

Location: Plaka

This interesting museum houses rich collections of objects representing all branches of folk art from 1650 till today. Exhibits include embroidery, weaving, costumes and more.

Best Sightseeing

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This monument is located few steps from the Acropolis Museum and was constructed to commemorate the award of the choregos Lysicrates in some festival performances in the 4th century BC.

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The Tower of Wind stands in the quarter of Plaka, outside the Roman Agora. It was constructed in the 1st century BC by the astronomer Andronicus. Outside of the tower, there was a solar clock and in the interior there was a hydraulic clock.

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