Plaka is the oldest residential district of Athens. Its historic narrow lanes and stepped alleys wind up the lower slope of the Acropolis. Once the heart of working class Athens, then the centre of music and nightclubbing, nowadays it's full of cafes and restaurants, also shops which tend to be aimed at tourists with prices to match. But it's definitely the nicest part of Athens to wander around between visits to the nearby archaeological sites and museums. 

Head up the steps to the small area of Anafiotica. This is like a little Greek island village transplanted to Athens. It was built by the migrant workers who came to build the Presidential Palace in the 19th century when it was King Otto's palace.

Practical Info

Plaka is situated between the Acropolis and the National Gardens. The nearest metro is Akropoli.

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Athens Night Sightseeing Tour with Greek Dinner Show

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 94 Reviews

Fuel your appetite with a night-time tour of Athens, before relaxing with a Greek dinner show. Taking place at a typical taverna in the renowned Plaka ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $83.01

Athens Small-Group Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 79 Reviews

Walk along the historic streets of Athens while indulging in traditional Greek cuisine. This tour allows you to savor a wide variety of local delicacies, ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.25

Hidden Athens Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 43 Reviews

Escape the buzz of downtown Athens and head to its peaceful hills for a 3.5-hour leisurely paced walking tour, finishing with a Greek picnic and glass of white ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.88

Athens Night Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

See the highlights of Athens by night on this evening Segway tour, led by an expert local guide! On your self-balancing electric Segway, explore buzzing ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.41

Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Discover Athen's Ancient history on this fascinating three-hour Private walking tour. No trip to Athens is complete without a visit to the ancient Acropolis. ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.06

Athens Shore Excursion: Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Leave Piraeus Port when your cruise ship docks, and head to Athens for a 2.5-hour Segway tour! On a self-balancing, electric Segway, glide through the city ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $77.74

Private Walking Tour: Best of Athens

Experience the best Athens has to offer on this three-hour private walking tour. From the famous pom pom wearing Presidential guards at the House of ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.06

Central Athens Highlights Tour by TRIKKE

See the top sights of central Athens on a revolutionary TRIKKE® (electric tricycle) on this leisurely 2-hour tour! Glide around the center on your ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.74

Private Walking Tour: Ancient Agora, Plaka and Monastiraki monuments

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Wander through the markets in the Monstiraki area, see classical Roman and Ottoman monuments of the city including the Ancient Agora and soak up the ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.06

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