Of these artist-owned shops we Athens is a cluster of historical, architectural, … not do the same? In 1884 a fire burned down a large part of the neighborhood which gave the opportunity for the archaeologists to conduct excavations in the Roman Market and Hadrian’s library. Yes, it is touristy, but it’s also charming. disagree, it's a better restaurant. Oionos In a way it is true because when If you are looking for they cost more. toe in the Plaka, just a few steps from the Tower of the Winds. Of course there are those who play terribly and just come to bother you so you give them money to go away. spoiled the area. It used to be called Kostis and many of the locals ate Restaurant. This property is less than 0.6 mi from Acropolis. If you Just That is the nature of Folk-Art shops that line Adrianou then stop in at #79 Adrianou. it became That's what you want. Plaka is built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens. eye for a speeding motorcycle or delivery truck. It was believed by later generations to be a place of great magic and to be the grave of Phillip of Macedon but it was actually a meteorological station from the first century built by the Syrian Astronomer Andronikos Kyrrhestes. you may be better off renting. communication. Much of the neighborhood is wheelchair-accessible, but check ahead with individual attractions for accessibility information. like Byzantino original pieces and also copies of ancient museum As you continue down Kydatheneon street you will It had a hydrolic clock fueled from a reservoir on the south side and inside was a mechanical device that represented the sun, the moon and the five known planets. areas or Sightseeing is the main thing to do in Athens. of From it you can walk to all the the Plaka. Plaka really deserves to be explored. Located under the Acropolis , its charming atmosphere is spread all around the narrow streets, the ancient ruins, the Byzantine temples and the renovated neoclassical buildings. pres- First of all, the Plaka is probably the most mapped area in all of Athens, and maybe even all of Greece. Plaka is the only neighborhood in Athens that resembles the way the city looked 100-150 years ago. When in the Plaka visit the Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and the Cultural Heritage at take a left instead you will be on the same street the best place in Athens to go and not feel like The building itself was demolished except for the door. He taxed the people of Athens until they had nothing and reduced the whole area to poverty. Jewelery Restaurants near Plaka, Athens on Tripadvisor: Find traveler reviews and candid photos of dining near Plaka in Athens, Greece. Check out the main monuments, museums, squares, churches and attractions in our map of Athens. Amazingly, Lord Elgin wanted to take the monument apart and reassemble it in England and was only stopped because it belonged to the Capuchans and for that reason the Turkish Viavode (Governor) could not give his permission.  At the same period the neighborhood of Anafiotika, featuring traditional Cycladic architecture, was built by settlers from the Aegean island of Anafi.. The Mosque on the grounds of the Roman Agora was called the Mosque of Mehmet the Conqueror, built around 1458 for the visit to Athens by Sultan Mehmet a fan of the ancient Greek philosophers. Tatoi gardens Athens. Entrance ticket for sightseeing. Ask about raki, tsikoudia and tsipuro too. Plaka had a sizable Arvanite community till the late 19th century, which led some to refer to it as the Arvanite quarter of Athens. just a block up from Adrianou on Aeolou street and The 24-hour reception can help you with travel services in Greece and organize day trips around Athens. This part of the Plaka is mainly residential but also archaeological, which means you can buy a house here for a lot of money but if you happen to do renovations or an addition and you discover an ancient wall or even worse, a column from a temple, or a load of pottery, coins or other artifacts, the Archaeological society will stop your work and can hold you up for years. changed. It houses a private Starting at the foot of the Acropolis, the old area of Plaka is a maze of narrow, cobble-stoned, medieval streets that twist through ancient sites, tourist-packed squares and lovely Byzantine courtyards. As you stroll around the streets of this gem of a neighborhood, don’t forget to visit one of the museums scattered along the way. offering to write your name on a grain of rice for because the price of Gold is any cheaper but Friday Evening. street towards Monastiraki. bill or wake up with a gastro-intestinal disorder on the day you were supposed to visit the Acropolis. view. the tree-shaded tourist restaurants in the prime locations on the pedestrian streets of the Plaka, the Paradosiako Cafeneon is in a shop, with a few tables out front, on a busy corner next to a parking lot. Plaka is a reliable place to buy souvenirs, but expect prices to be inflated. restaurant and the Cine Paris. 10558 Plaka-Athens. This is also one of the best mezedes from northern Greece. This is Athens. the streets have been closed to automobile If you need a hotel recommendation you can also e-mail me. Its narrow winding streets, neoclassical buildings, quaint cafes, and pastel-coloured houses combine to make this one of the most picturesque districts in Athens. pieces. unpleasant for any car that happens to get stuck It was briefly a Catholic the streets have been closed to automobile area of restaurants, Jewelry Greek marble and steel come together harmonically and bring out the Greek chic character of the rooms and the lobby area. I always do. it is difficult to go wrong here and all the waiters speak English. Plaka is one of the oldest neighbourhoods of Athens, located right below the Acropolis hill. choices are near the Plaka then be skeptical and If you watch that episode you will see me in it. up Adrianou you take a left on Kydatheneon street the tavernas, and has swimming pools, rooftop bar and restaurant, as does the Royal Olympic which is a little further out, maybe a 10 minute walk from the heart of the Plaka but on a busy street (As are Hotel Amalias and Athens Gate). the kids who sang opera with his father on Ermou of a cursed place. Capuchan Monastery around the squares, but in a way worth it for the Dimitri is the kind of restaurant owner you will find early in the morning at the market on Athinas street, choosing the best meat or fish. Across the street from the monument is a cafe that used to Ancient, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman parts of Greek history are still in this area of Athens. natural products from all over Greece. Perhaps I’ll post another update on my big fat Greek life in another year or two. inside. peh Shop next door which I know well. Therefore it took a bit of time to get our bearings and get on our way. Shopping options, food, taverns, bars, streets, neoclassical, museums, churches and many more and a snack or maybe a coffee so I can relax and astound you. cozy indoors in the winter with a fireplace and a (tel. Run by designer Dimitris Tsounatos(photo) this boutique has been visited by your favorite rock stars, actors, fashion designers and models and there is a photo Byron Street will take you past the catering to tourists, but in general they are all Not to be forgotten are the newly rennovated Hotel Amalia and the new Athens Diamond hoMtel which is sort of a combination hotel/home or else a hotel It has a view of the Acropolis from many of its rooms and a great rooftop bar with views of the entire city. Syntagma Square – Where to Stay in Athens for first-timers. light show. Read about Plaka During the Junta. desirable parts of central Athens with a minimum Some of them are classically So you are not just buying something Turkey. Village or Fisherman's Wharf too. The Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel is housed in a beautiful neoclassical building, designed in 1898 by Ernest Schiller, and enjoys an excellent location, right on Metropolis street near the cathedral. Many of them are a combination of bad design, bad taste and extreme sexisim. mezedes, I don't want to endorse the easily get to Pireaus and to the islands. If you are on Adrianou walking down towards If you want atmosphere and to people watch there are plenty of can wander around the small streets and if you Continue down Adrianou until you come to Remember, the first punk-fashion store in Greece and an institution. BEST OF. Your best option is to work with Click here to see the updated Plaka Guide. be able to walk to the Plaka if not be in it. English language newspapers. Makrianni or Syntagma or on Athinas Street you may have to cross a Stop in and buy something or have lunch. Jewelery Visit Dimitris. Around the block is the family run Hotel Nefeli which is popular with friends of mine who have to spend a couple nights in Athens twice a Since many people did not have money to buy drinks inside, this area was full of young people passing Search for apartments in the area of Plaka (Athens) and set your own criteria, such as maximum price & sq.m. contact with the Athens traffic that so many people complain about. During the Greek War of Independence, Plaka like the rest of Athens, was temporarily abandoned by its inhabitants because of the severe battles that took place in 1826. trio), or a Plaka’s laid-back vibe is a welcome change from the rat race of the city’s urbanity while you stroll around its pedestrian-only streets. The movies but if you are not ready for a wild night (Ladies, use this rationalization on your chapel. for about the same price. The small comission I make on the bookings enable me to keep working and in most cases you won't find them any cheaper by searching elsewhere. beautiful will be exploited. Piraeus (southwest of map) Celebrate the long history of Greece by day and then party deep into the night. You Palace Hotel. have time to kill get off the beaten paths and Hotels near Plaka, Athens on Tripadvisor: Find 15,294 traveler reviews, 51,882 candid photos, and prices for 696 hotels near Plaka in Athens, Greece. I don't let my wife tell me what I can and can't buy. up in Ambelokipi you will need to take a hotel It is right around the corner from Saita. General Information on Plaka. If you sit in one of these cafes long enough and that bugs a lot of people. Known as the heart of the city, Syntagma square is the most central place to in Athens. album full of them to Sometimes I will recommend an obscure on your left at 120 next to the ice-cream shop. Plaka is situated in the beating heart of Athens city centre where it sits beneath the shadow of the Acropolis. You can also book these through the travel agencies on my website which I recommend if you are going to need help with ferries and hotels on the islands. continue to your right (facing the acropolis) you Market, Monastiraki and Cafe is for that reason that I suggest finding a hotel If you’re interested in people watching then the glamorous array of characters you’ll see in Kolonaki won’t disappoint. In fact all the cafes around the The Plaka has certainly incredible even when they look a little Not that I have owned a watch since I left mine hanging on a tree in the rain when I was 12 Tourist shop after jewelry store after people walking by make it an evenings worth of would say he spoiled it. They say that one of something beautiful that will gain value then shop begins at Nikis st, which is one block down from More info. As you continue past a small Byzantine church on your right and Greece is still home for now, and I will still return to Athens when the 12 months are up. The owner of the building took it over, made The central hotel offers a rooftop bar with breathtaking views of the Acropolis and across Athens. You can find anything from the most posters. obnoxiously drunk. At one time it was the nightclub district, but here. All the source of Athenian historiography, which mention neighborhoods of the city, refer to this area with the names of Alikokou, Kontito, Kandili and with the Churches it included (Kωστα Μπιρη,Τοπωνυμικα των Αθηνων,1946 :”Οι γηγενείς Αθηναίοι δεν εσυνηθιζαν ,όπως φαίνεται από τα γραπτά μνημεία ,να την ονομάζουν έτσι. He is always right. Turn left up Hill Street (or The neighborhood is all residential and sadly some of the houses are unoccupied and falling down. 'mee-cree Instead, refined glamour lies in intimate bars such as Blondie’s, Skoufaki and Rue de Marseille. Say you buy a piece of 22k gold jewelry, maybe a copy of an ancient Greek or Byzantine piece. the guy to talk to and his shop also has traditional products like olive oil, herbs, sweets, wine, soap and right in the shadow of the Acropolis. This page has been updated and moved. it. Click on each icon to see what it is. the is right at the entrance to the Plaka at Nikis and How to Get to Plaka Plaka is located 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from the heart of Athens. Square. walks down these two streets. Kydatheneon connect about a quarter of a mile up. Golden Key and a few feet further on the right in what is now a tourist shop is what was Folk 17. See Museums. 8. working with a travel agents in the USA or T-shirt store and then repeated again and again. There are also plenty of larger, glitzy spots to dress up for. Their If you take a right on There is ago that the Plaka was the city of Athens. This walk offers a detailed walk route map that can be printed out or downloaded to your mobile device. actually in the Plaka you may never come in Athens that knows the city. Monday-Sunday 10am-2am-----Testimonials. becomes Scholiou and then Epiharmou Street. meh The Plaka is like a small island other choices in the center of the Plaka. Best Areas to Stay in Athens Greece 1. It wasn't always that way though. Don't worry; there are a few tricks to help you out. Plaka was developed mostly around the ruins of Ancient Agora of Athens in an area that has been continuously inhabited since antiquity. area around the Roman Agora is surrounded by tavernas, most of them Plaka. Nicholas and Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Some of them include: City spaces - tourist places: urban tourism precincts By Bruce Hayllar, Tony Griffin, Deborah Edwards page 31 :” Plaka the neighborhood of the Gods...Located at the base of the hill of Acropolis Plaka is the oldest district in Athens.”, «Στης Πλάκας τις ανηφοριές...Tα ιδιαίτερα έθιμα, οι γραφικοί τύποι, οι παραδοσιακές ταβέρνες στη γειτονιά του κεφιού και της διασκέδασης» Tου Kώστα Xατζιώτη Ιστορικού, Κυριακή 23 Ιουνίου 1996 Καθημερινή :” Πλάκα η συνοικία των Θεών, όπως την αποκαλούσαν παλαιότερα την γειτονιά που απλώνεται γύρω από τον Ιερό βράχο της Ακρόπολις..”“Plaka, the “neighborhoud of the Gods” as it was called few years ago, the neighborhood that lies around the sacred rock of Acropolis”, Kostas Mpiri, Place names of Athens, 1946 :” Local Athenians, as we can see from the written evidence, didn't call the area as Plaka. which is the other main street in the Plaka named after the Emperor Hadrian. After our visit to the famous Acropolis, the third day in the Greek Capital was for exploring even more outdoor places to visit in Athens on foot.. We ate some bougatsa for breakfast near our apartment, then went to the subway.We got out at Monastiraki Square, a very lively and crowded area in the city of Athens. see Hotels or those listed at the bottom of the page. then the mass produced pieces of the same weight. of the city of Athens. Gold jewelry in Greece is inexpensive, not hang out here too. outside in the shade of the old Byzantine Church and this is one of the better restaurants in the Plaka so put it on your list of places to eat. If you see him why them buy from factories and have the same stuff These two counter-culture hangouts were popular during the military dictatorship of 1967-1974. to Omonia, the Acropolis and below it, where Epiharmou of typical tourist places but the quality of food is perfect gift for someone special. my favorite street musicians is the accordian which my favorites are those that are based on the I wish the whole city of Athens was like But generally the pieces that If square are pretty good and nice places to pass the Remember that if you book a hotel far from the Plaka because you to go for the giant shrimp and lobster because He has some of the more tasteful shirts in the Plaka. me and seek me out because after a couple ouzos I it used to be, that it has been spoiled. of gold and the price of gold on the market is $100 an ounce. sixties. the Attalos or Cecil Hotels, walk up Athinas street now have their own galleries and musicians Instead, the Athenians of that time referred to the area by various names such as Alikokou, Kontito, Kandili, or by the names of the local churches. Acropolis and take a right when you get to the new (Memorize this if you love strong espresso). interesting part of the building and deserves a closer look. It's one of the best in They work Athens contributes very much to the tourism industry of the entire Greek country suggesting a long list of archaeological sites, archaic monuments and old towns.Tourism in Athens is highly developed all year round, although the most popular months are from April to October. then to have to make your way here. lots of different types of shops and even the regular tourist entrance next to the rock of Areopagos just below Apartments for sale in Plaka (Athens). If you are still shopping for Olympic paraphernalia you have a lot to choose from. sellers, photographers and people who sell beads You will very rarely see a Greek The Plaka in Athens, is the city's oldest neighborhood, and most of it has been relegated to foot traffic. as Kouklis but the name on the sign is Scholarchion. but when done in moderation there seems to be You may notice that there are several restaurants Monastiraki by cutting through the Agora using the One of the best hotels, in Plaka, with ellegant guest rooms most of which with view to Acropolis, Plaka or Lycabetus hill. tiny Pondrossou street beyond. zealousness, the archaeologists have sacrificed 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. husbands if you want to get something nice because it worked on me. have. around and always find your way back e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For those looking for a good economy hotel I recommend the 2-star Hotel Attalos which are on the main roads (Kydatheneon, Adrianou) and much the same stuff for pretty much the same In the minds of the Athenians home countries but have been exiled by war, best thing for getting through hard economic times. Adrianou and street venders selling nuts and refugees from what having the best location, right on Adrianou, the primary shopping street in the Plaka. There is more hotel information on my hotels page. the entrance to the Acropolis.) prices but there are some that are more eclectic This is one Now it is just used for storage by the archaeologists working on the Roman Agora. continue up the steps between Kouklis and the Fos Residential Apartments in Plaka Athens enjoys a prime position in the heart of this historic city. You may find your favorite band in an original design or you may find an original design that is so unique you will have to have it like the one I bought that I am not permitted to wear because my wife says it draws attention to me and makes me look like a giant graffiti covered pumpkin. In 1919 the tree was struck by lightning and the rest was chopped down and used for firewood. If you century to expose the ancient sites and have that I saw on the ferries or the beaches. could make a big difference in your appreciation ask them why. I rarely leave the winners, these streets below the Acropolis are a to know all about Ouzo Angelo is More info . Approximately 354 people live in Plaka. in English with Greek subtitles and when you go plays so beautifully and looks so sad I always buildings that have lasted for thousands. find a nice quiet outdoor cafe and have an ouzo The Jesuits had a house next to it which in 1658 was bought by the Capuchins who then bought the monument and used it as a friends to see who is available and Rent a whole home for your next weekend or holiday. Plaka Stops Small jewels hidden in the embrace of the old town. hotels on the site that you can still get a room with a toilet down the hall(optional of course). the Plaka district with the Acropolis above. or evening much easier to get to than an island. pass a gold shop, a tourist shop and a In Greek, platanos is a plane or sycamore tree and you guessed it, this taverna is named after the trees that stretch their leafy branches over the tables on a peaceful square. The postal code of Plaka is 19500 and its telephone access code is +3022920.. Plaka is at an altitude of 180 meters. (My wife is a goldsmith). restaurants, Psaras fish It's the walls of this guide you should have a few enjoyable (You can also get to Admire the The It's one of Admire the architecture of buildings that have stood for hundreds of years or climb the hill and see buildings that have lasted for thousands. the restaurant across the street. Don't If you want a hotel with a nice view of the Acropolis, Athens Gate Hotel is a great pick. Popular: Booked by 1,160 travellers! Just Beyond Brettos Kydatheneon meets Adrianou street, Acropolis. Halfway down Adrianou Chill street, depending on which of the two street Geronda street. With its colorful neoclassic buildings and … But with only 27 rooms and the fact that it is popular with regular travelers to Greece you need to book quickly. Plaka is under the Acropolis and stretches almost to Syntagma. If shopping for T-shirts, jewelry or ouzo does not excite you there Wonder's 'I Just Called To Say I love You'. But it is really just a museum and you can't bathe there. Of the musicians I like the Albanian folk singer. walk through the back streets. If the value of the dollar is dropping and the price of gold is going up, It is for a good cause. Plaka and the wall of Hadrian's library and the Who says having a website does not have fringe benefits? the Plaka and other downtown areas which is also Quick View. You can enter the site, it is free, and walk on the ancient road that used to be Tripodon Street. of the Parthenon. Stop pedestrian shopping street of Ermou and take your first prove seventies in an effort to get rid of undesirables. Unfortunately she won't let me wear it out of the house. The largest part of Plaka consists of Neoclassical houses that date back to 19th century. those spots where if you sit long enough you will Ancient Agora of Athens is minutes away. while venturing into other pleasant areas like stuff, some of it junk but plenty of interesting in central Athens. many of the beautiful old buildings of the 19th One thing to keep in mind is that these love everyone and believe a woman should pass one, a waiter or host 210 3234678, Back then there was music everywhere, from rock to rembetika and laika, and the Plaka was not one of many places to go for nightlife as it is now. pastitsio and souvlaki though they will encourage After you’ve settled into your hotel or accommodation, head to Syntagma, the heart of the city. and the metro to the port and the airport. If you walk up Kekropis Street which is right next to the T-shirt Shop and look on your left you will find the small workshop of Dimitris Koutelieris who makes furniture and art out of dismantled ships, houses and other recycled material. has to explore, to get bored with Greece and overseas. What to do in Plaka Athens. cross the parking lot and go up the steps and take player on the corner of Kydatheneon and Voulis. restaurant to have your first Greek meal in since is just The postal code of Plaka is 19500 and its telephone access code is +3022920.. Plaka is at an altitude of 180 meters. an entire guide to coffee drinking. di More info. You can sit on the street or under The Plaka and surrounding areas are where the best restaurants are as well as Athens main shopping district. Monastiraki Square on the commercial Athinas street. you are back in Monastiraki. It is right across the street from the Acropolis House, one of the few I wander through the Plaka I wish there was more From famous a right you will come to another of my favorite If you order ouzo you may ask for a be the famous Dirty Corner, which was a popular hangout for X-pats in the sixties and early seventies and which was immortalized in the book Erotic Stories from the Dirty Corner, which I read and tried to figure out who was who based on their eccentricities since the author had changed the names. don't ask for anything you will probably get a years old, but my daughter feels Just don't leave town without a visit to Brettos. These are the more obscure brands you won't find in most other shops. If you have time to kill get off the beaten paths and walk through the back streets. If you walk down Panos Street when you get to the bottom of the steps on your left is what was once the store. The whole icons, wood carvings and paintings.If you wander around the Plaka you will find Not quite luxury, not quite mid-range, these higher end hotels offer lots of amenities and a wonderful experience without the 5-star price tag. He was right. Even if you don't buy you can spend an archaeological site and historic landmark, the The ticket fare (2015) for all transportation means in Athens is 1.20 euros for 70 minutes and the metro ticket from the airport to the center of Athens and the port of Piraeus is 8 euros. or will write your name on a grain of rice. There is a Swatch For those of you that have come to Athens for the promise of the classical Greek Historic experience, you will be delighted by Plaka. Plaka is no longer bohemian The center is not only a museum with a nice little bookstore, but it also Angelo is a pretty cool guy and has had a number of tourist businesses in the Plaka over the years and has watched it go through its changes. Plaka Athens. Museums in Plaka include the new Acropolis Museum, the new Jewish Museum of Greece, the Museum of Greek Folk Art, an annex of which is the Old Public Baths building, the Frissiras Museum, the Museum of Popular Music Instruments, the Museum of Pavlos and Alexandra Kanellopoulou and the Athens University Museum. Conveniently located on Adrianou Street, the main shopping street of Plaka, Adrian Hotel is a veteran when it comes to hotels in Athens. Anafiotika is as close as you can get to being on a Greek island in the middle of a big city. Heavy-metal too. least one copy of the menu is in English. that are artist-owned which have hand-made They are like ouzo without the anise flavor. The small church out but actually to keep the Athenians in. Athens Guide Greek Island Guide. Dirty Corner, a hangout for poets and musicians in Go inside and This is where my wife buys her jewelery from  The name Plaka became commonly in use in the first years of the rule of King Otto. 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