Athens Plaka Neighbourhood
Plaka Athens: Following Ermou Street, the most famous shopping hub of Athens and going down south, you will arrive in the neighbourhood of Plaka. The area is found between Syntagma and Monastriraki and is easily accessed on foot from the centre of Athens.
Plaka is one of the oldest neighbourhoods of Athens, located right below the Acropolis hill. It is extremely beautiful and picturesque, distinguished for its authentic character and traditional layout. The largest part of Plaka consists of Neoclassical houses that date back to 19th century. However, the most beautiful part of Plaka is definitely the settlement of Anafiotika with pretty Cycladic houses leading to Acropolis.
The historic neighbourhood is full of beautiful buildings, Byzantine churches, little touristy shops, cafes, bars and taverns (Greek restaurants).Today, it is a sightseeing itself and tourists enjoy walking around the narrow alleys of Plaka. Plaka was the centre of ancient Athens and today lie many archeological sites, like the Ancient Agora, the Tower of the Winds, the Temple of Zeus, the Acropolis and the Herodes Atticus. In the wider region there are many museums, bars, Greek taverns and cafes.
Monument of Lysicrates | Tower of the Winds | Canellopoulos Museum | Children Museum | Church of Panagia Gorgoepikoos | Frissiras Museum | Museum of Childrens Art | Museum of Folk Instruments | Museum of Greek Folk Art