Things To See And Do In Plaka
Map Of Plaka, Athens
Hotels in Plaka
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.
Reviews of Plaka, Athens
arbanlol 08 Jan 2011In the heart of the townPlaka is one of the most picturesque and oldest districts of Athens. It is characterized by the several monuments that carry an important history. The historic neighborhoods of Plaka are actually a symbol of authenticity in Athens, you certainly think about it as you walk around. Anafiotika is a quarter with old traditional houses and blue doors that bring a Cycladic atmosphere. This quarter was first inhabited by refugees from Anafi, a small island next to Santorini, and the people have maintained the architecure of their homeland.
Plaka is a trading spot with high tourist movement as it has several archeological places to demonstrate. Walking around, we saw Byzantine churches, the ancient market and the Tower of the Winds. Our travel guide said that we couldn't miss Plaka and indeed you go through this quarter to visit most sights in Athens.
Every little shop of Plaka satisfies the need of every customer. They sell a huge variety of things such as books, clothes and rare pieces of jewelry. Going out from Monastiraki station you will surely enjoy walking around market places, the antique shops and flea markets.