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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.
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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.
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Athens sightseeing tour by night with dinner. Your tour includes a night view of the busy avenues of the city centre and a dinner in a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.
This tour covers the most famous ancient and modern sights of Athens in just 90 minutes! Save yourself from a lot of time and energy and see everything in the beautiful city of Athens! The bus runs all around central Athens and the ticket is valid for 24 hours.
Discover the most famous monuments and attractions of Athens and see the magnificent New Acropolis Museum! See the highlights of Athens in one day with this walking tour. A licensed guide will give you detailed information about all the sights you pass by and the exhibits you will see in the Acropolis Museum.
Discover the most important sightseeing of Athens on foot! Walk through the Syntagma Square, Plaka and go up the Acropolis Hill. The tour begins in Syntagma metro station and ends in the Acropolis. A licensed guide will give you detailed explanations of all sights.
There are many ways to reach Plaka, from any location in Athens.
Airport to Plaka: 31 km / 19.2 miles | Piraeus port to Plaka: 14.2 km / 8.8 miles | Syntagma square to Plaka: 0.9 km / 0.5 miles
Tours: Discover Plaka with an organized tour, starting from 17 euros.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Athens transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292 or book your taxi online.
On foot: As Plaka is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Syntagma square or Monastiraki square, in approximately 10 minutes.
By metro: The closest metro stations are “Syntagma” on lines 2 and 3 and "Monastiraki" on line 3. Note that in order to reach Plaka from the metro, a 10-15 minute' walk is needed. Get a map of the metro here.
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Electra Palace Hotel is ideally located in the picturesque district of Plaka, offering unique views to the area and Acropolis. The hotel features a wellness and sports center that provides a variety of treatments and two pools. The restaurants serve delicious food and the roof garden faces the Acropolis. All rooms and suites are fully furnished and elegant and some of them include even Jacuzzi or private pool. Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the 5 stars hotel.
Adrian Hotel in Athens stands in a privileged position right beneath the Acropolis. From the private balconies and the roof garden guests can admire the great Parthenon and the rest of the city. The elegant rooms, fully equipped with A/C, TV, wi-fi, hairdryer and safe box, are at a short walking distance from the cafés of the scenic Plaka or the flea market and metro station of Monastiraki.
The Central Hotel in Athens is situated in the area of Plaka, boasting a roof bar with direct view to the Acropolis hill. All cultural and business venues, shopping centers and entertainment options are just a breath away from the hotel, which is located 200 meters from Syntagma Square. The Central hotel offers spacious rooms, newly refurbished, that feature comfortable furniture, marble bathrooms with all amenities, and business facilities, like work desk and safety deposit box. Made by Italian designers, the decoration and furnishing of the hotel exude elegance and comfort.
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