Plaka

Athens
Plaka featuring night scenes, dining out and street scenes

Enjoy this historical Athens hub that offers extensive shopping and dining, intermingled with ancient attractions such as the library of Adrianos.

Visit Plaka, known as the “Neighborhood of the Gods,” to eat, shop and drink in the shadows of many ancient attractions.

Explore Plaka by foot and wind your way around its labyrinth of pedestrian streets and alleys. This neighborhood was the original site of the ancient Athens residential area. The historic Adrianou Street is the main thoroughfare of the neighborhood and is a gateway to several other attractions. Get lost in the narrow, winding side streets and find many art galleries, boutiques and tourist shops, bars, cafés and restaurants.

Find a seat in the shade under one of the big umbrellas that line the outdoor seating areas of many restaurants in the area. Relax with a cool drink and watch the street performers. Many restaurants here provide mezedes, traditional dishes of tapas-like cuisine. These dishes go well with a glass of ouzo, an aniseed liquor poured over ice cubes.

Wander through the streets and take your pick of several ancient Athenian attractions. Choose to explore the Ancient Agora of Athens, Monastiraki Square, the Library of Adrianos or the Tower of the Winds.

Visit one of the nearby museums, which include the Jewish Museum of Greece, the Museum of Greek Folk Art and the Athens University Museum. Hike up to Anafiotika, a small neighborhood within Plaka, higher up the slopes of the Acropolis. This scenic oasis looks like it was lifted from a Greek island, and features ancient Cycladic architecture and tumbling purple Bougainvillea flowers.

Plaka is easily accessible from the Monastiraki train station. The Athens public transportation system is affordable and integrated, so you can easily use Plaka as a starting point from which to visit other areas using the local metro trains, buses and trams. Plaka’s central location as a hub for shops, restaurants and bars makes it a great place to visit any time of the day, and an especially good place to take a couple of hours solace from the summer sun in the early afternoon.


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Plaka Hotel
Plaka Hotel
3 out of 5
7, Kapnikareas & Mitropoleos St, Athens, Attiki
The price is ¥9,514 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
This family-friendly Athens hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Ancient Agora of Athens and Hellenic Parliament. Acropolis ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (971 reviews)
"Excellent location, Friendly staff, small but nice clean rooms, had an excellent view of the Necropolis from my window ."

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Plaka Hotel
Electra Palace Athens
Electra Palace Athens
5 out of 5
18 - 20 N Nikodimou Street, Athens, Attiki
The price is ¥19,144 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Adrianou Street, Ermou Street, and Shopping Street. Syntagma Square and Athens ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (943 reviews)
"Repeat visit to the Electra Palace was a great as always. The staff is warm and very professional, the hotel is following Covid protocol and yet keeping the atmosphere friendly and seamless. The entire experience was great, can't wait to return."

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

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Ergon House
Ergon House
4 out of 5
23 Mitropoleos, Athens
The price is ¥18,604 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 15
Located in Athens City Centre, this hotel is steps from Ermou Street, Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, and Shopping Street. Syntagma Square and Adrianou Street ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (235 reviews)
"Room was nice"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Ergon House
Palladian Home
Palladian Home
4 out of 5
Farmaki 2 & Kidathineon, Athens
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥10,147 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Athens City Centre, this guesthouse is steps from Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, Arch of Hadrian, and Greek Evangelical Church. Athens National ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (624 reviews)
"Loved the design of the place, high ceilings, large french windows that opened up to Plaka and really amazing location. Also felt very very clean and professional."

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Palladian Home
101 Adrianou Luxury Urban Stay
101 Adrianou Luxury Urban Stay
4 out of 5
101 Adrianou, Athens
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥13,530 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Athens City Centre, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Adrianou Street, Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, and Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (160 reviews)
"We had a short overnight stay and chose this property due to the proximity to the Acropolis. We communicated with Jason prior to our stay and arrival. Jason and his uncle were extremely helpful in arranging airport transfers, dinner reservations/recommendations, luggage assistance, etc. The room ..."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

101 Adrianou Luxury Urban Stay
Central Athens Hotel
Central Athens Hotel
3 out of 5
Apollonos 21, Athens, Attiki
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥9,514 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Athens City Centre, this hotel is steps from Adrianou Street and Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens. Ermou Street and Shopping Street are also within ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (957 reviews)
"The hotel very close to the center"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2021

Central Athens Hotel
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