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Μy Plaka

Submitted by anastasiaargitis on Sun, 02/21/2010 - 20:07.

Plaka is one of the most and beautiful and picturesque areas of Athens. It is a part of the ancient town bellow the Acropolis.

It mainly comprises of narrow streets and old houses. People that visited it in the past may say that it was packed with cheap tavernas and loud night clubs full of drunk tourists, but in recent years it has had a face lift. The restaurants and tavernas are a lot nicer and the clubs are replaced by trendy and cute bars that attract tourists and locals alike.

In the day there are many shops, street artists, flower sellers and cafes for fun walks.

Plaka can be tough to find event though it is under the Acropolis. There are two main streets: Kydatheneon and Adrianou. Kydatheneon Syntagma. If you have your back to the square walk down Ermou and take your first left which is Nikis or your second which is Voulis. Walk up Nikis till you come to a small pedestrian street (Kydatheneon) and take a right. If you walk up Voulis it dead-ends at Kydatheneon.

Adrianou begins in the Monastiraki flea market but disappears in the Roman Agora before reappearing behind the wall of Hadrian's Library and Plaka Square.

The two metro stations that are near by are Acropolis and Monastiraki.

Those of you who go will have a lovely time and will undoubtedly end up with lovely experiences and souvenirs!

Region: Attica

Place: acropolis, athens, attika, Monastiraki, plaka, Syntagma

You will find here: Ancient monuments, Shopping

See also

  • Plaka

    The name Plaka stems from Arvanitika "Pliak Athena", meaning "Old Athens". Plaka has many archaeological sites of great importance. The first that will draw a visitor's attention is the famous Temple of the Winds is part of the ancient Roman Agora. It initially was a meteorological station from the first century built by the Syrian Astronomer Andronikos Kyrrhestes. The freize which represents the winds and their personalities is the most interesting part of the building and visitors must undoubtedly have a closer look.

    Related places: athens,Monastiraki,Monument of Lysikrates,plaka,Roman Agora,Temple of the Winds,The Mosque

  • Athens Museums

    The following list consists of Athens Museums and Archaeological Sites that any visitor of Athens must visit. The Acropolis: * opening hours: Summer 8:00 - 19:30 * opening hours: Winter 8:30 - 15:00 * admission 12 euros The Acropolis Museum: * Closed on Mondays * opening hours: 8:00 - 20:00 * admission 1 euro The Ancient Agora: * opening hours: Summer 08:30 - 19:30 (Mondays 11:00 - 19:30) * opening hours Winter: 8:00 - 15:00 * admission 4 euros Benaki Museum: * closed on Tuesdays

    Related places: acropolis,athens,athina,attika,greece

  • The Athens International Airport

    The Athens International Airport, which is also known as "Elefthérios Venizélos" (famous Greek politician) began operation on 29 March 2001. It is the airport that serves the city of Athens and the region of Attica. The airport is the major hub and base for Olympic Air, as well as Aegean Airlines. The airport serves more than 16 million travellers annually.

    Related places: athens,attika,Spata

  • The National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum

    The National Gallery was built in 1900 and is the most important institution about the history of Greek and Western european art in our country. In 1954, under the management of Marinos Kaligas, the gallery merged with Alexander Soutsou's legacy and has since been known as, "The National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum". Since the building's completion the institute is situated on the corner of Vasileos Alexandrou and Mihalakopoulou in the heart of Athens.

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  • Restaurants in Athens

    In Athens, guests can choose to eat in a different way for every single day of their stay since numerous gourmet spots will satisfy their appetite. One can indulge in the traditional Greek cuisine of taverns and Mediterranean style restaurants. Moreover, those who prefer international or exotic gastronomy can choose from a wide variety of international cuisine restaurants. The price ranges vary, however, quality and hospitality remain above average. Finally, another significant factor adding to the appeal of a Greek restaurant would be the area of its location.

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Other similar places in Greece

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    Aegina is a popular destination for athenians, looking to spend their weekend in a nearby island. Being only 35 minutes away from Peiraus, it attracts a large number of athenians every weekend. Aegina is mostly considered a family place. There are not that many bars and night clubs, and if you are a party animal you will be better off going to paros, mykonos and other such islands. There however are many taverns and bar/restaurants all over the island, that will accomodate anyone else.

    Related places: aegean sea,Aegina,Argo Saronic Gulf,athens,attiki,greek islands,saronic islands

  • Plaka

    The name Plaka stems from Arvanitika "Pliak Athena", meaning "Old Athens". Plaka has many archaeological sites of great importance. The first that will draw a visitor's attention is the famous Temple of the Winds is part of the ancient Roman Agora. It initially was a meteorological station from the first century built by the Syrian Astronomer Andronikos Kyrrhestes. The freize which represents the winds and their personalities is the most interesting part of the building and visitors must undoubtedly have a closer look.

    Related places: athens,Monastiraki,Monument of Lysikrates,plaka,Roman Agora,Temple of the Winds,The Mosque

  • History of Monemvasia

    Monemvasia town and fortress was established around 6th century AD. The town was founded in 583 by people seeking refuge from the Slavic and the Avaric invasion of Greece.

    Monemvasia got past back and forth between several parties:

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  • History of Spetses

    Sadly and unlike the rest of Greece, Spetses does not have much to offer in archaeological findings. The earliest evidence of man on Spetses comes in the shape of two Mesolithic flint spear-heads. These are thought to indicate a passing visit by hunters from the Fraghthi cave on the mainland who were searching for water. Spetses' first inhabitants appear to have been mostly just passing through, on their way from the Peloponnese to the Cyclades.

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  • Spetses

    The island of Spetses is a short distance from Greece's capital and is a popular option for many Athenians that want a few days away on an island. It is a relatively small island yet it attracts a large amount of Greek and foreign tourists. Ferries and high-speed hydrofoils arrive regularly from Piraeus and Tyros and Leonidio and Nafplion on the Peloponnese.

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Travel to Greece facts

- 15 International Airports
- 51 marinas
- 227 inhabited islands ( out of 6000 greek islands)
- 430 beaches awarded with the blue flag.
- 9,111 hotels with 693,252 rooms:

  • 176 5-star hotels
  • 994 4-star hotels
  • 1804 3-star hotels
  • 4460 2-star hotels
  • 1677 1-star hotels

- 752 spas.
- 17 Monuments of Cultural Heritage according to the UNESCO catalogue.
- 124 Museums

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