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The oldest residential neighborhood in Athens, Plaka sits in the shadows of the city's ancient ruins, welcoming visitors with a labyrinth of pedestrian-friendly streets and notable examples of Neoclassical architecture. In the 1990s this district transformed itself from a primarily working-class neighborhood to a tourist-driven area rife with trendy shops, upscale restaurants, and sidewalk cafes. Though most visitors come to this area--the heart of the ancient city--to soak up the authentic street atmosphere, you can also visit several historically important sites here, including a 5th century temple and an 11th century church, one of the oldest in the city. The neighborhood also houses a good selection of museums and galleries, displaying ancient artifacts and folk art. Make Plaka a centerpiece of your Athens vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Athens itinerary maker app .
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  • It brews all the time bar of the restaurants shops across it's magic as place and traders are really very nice
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  • The first Sunday of Marti was sunny and a walk through the narrow streets of the Plaka for coffee and lunch was excellent choice. The only problem was the cars that appeared on all roads and hindered the free movement of pedestrians.
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  • Nice site-an ancient city, located in Central Athens and tight against the Acropolis. There are lots of places to eat with and shops.
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