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Plaka
Built around the ruins of the ancient agora, Plaka is among the oldest residential areas in Athens and was considered the Turkish quarter during Ottoman rule. Much of it burned down during a fire in 1884, exposing many ancient sites below the neighborhood, and archaeological research has been carried out in the area ever since.

The Basics
This charming old neighborhood is full of cafés and restaurants as well as shops aimed at tourists (with prices to match). That said, it's definitely one of the nicest parts of Athens to wander around and is centrally located near archaeological sites and museums. Whether you explore Athens independently or as part of a city tour, you're likely to end up here at some point. Dozens of guided tours pass through the neighborhood, from small-group walking tours and shore excursions to night tours and tours that include dinner or a Greek dance performance.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Plaka is a must-visit for all first-time visitors.
  • Plaka is a reliable place to buy souvenirs, but expect prices to be inflated.
  • Much of the neighborhood is wheelchair-accessible, but check ahead with individual attractions for accessibility information.

How to Get There
Pedestrian-friendly Plaka is located in the heart of Athens, near the Acropolis and many of the city's numerous museums. It's easy to get to using the metro—both the Acropoli and Monastiraki stations are near the neighborhood—and the huge Syntagma Square transit hub is nearby.

When to Get There
Plaka is a 24-hour destination, so it's best to plan your visit around what you want to see in the area; for example, while the sprawling Acropolis Museum is open daily, the Bath House of the Winds is closed on Tuesdays. Hang around when night falls for a meal in a local taverna or, at the very least, a drink in a pub.

Anafiotika

Arguably the prettiest part of Plaka, Anafiotika is a charming little area that was originally constructed by migrant workers from the Cyclades, who came to work on King Otto's palace. Much of its architecture was influenced by the hometowns of the original inhabitants, with whitewashed walls and lots of angular structures typical to the islands. It’s a fun place to wander and worth visiting for great city views.
Address: Plaka, Athens, Attica, Greece
Admission: Varies
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Athens Full Day Private Tour

Athens Full Day Private Tour

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Explore the highlights of Athens in a private vehicle on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and make your way the the Acropolis, where you can stroll through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, and the Parthenon. Take in views from Lycabettus Hill and explore the neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki.
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  • 8 hours
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$80.28
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Half Day Athens Private Tailor-Made City Tour (Skip the line of Acropolis)

Half Day Athens Private Tailor-Made City Tour (Skip the line of Acropolis)

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Customize your own tour of Athens and visit the landmarks that are of more interest to you on this private adventure. Choose from a number of key landmarks like the Royal Palace of Athens, the Temple of Zeus, the Archaeological Museum, and enjoy skip-the-line admission to the Acropolis. Discover ancient Greece’s rich history as you stroll around the ruins with your dedicated guide and get insider tips on the best places to eat and drink.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$358.19
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Piraeus Shore Excursion: ALL INCLUSIVE Skip-the-Lines Athens sightseeing Tour

Piraeus Shore Excursion: ALL INCLUSIVE Skip-the-Lines Athens sightseeing Tour

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Enjoy a sightseeing adventure in Athens with this premium tour. After a convenient port pickup in Piraeus, enjoy skip-the-line access to landmarks like Acropolis, the Panathenaic Stadium, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Learn about Athens’ remarkable history and culture from an informative guide, taste delicious Greek cuisine in the Plaka district, and shop at the ancient Agora.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$222.49
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$222.49
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Private Layover Athens Sightseeing Tour from the Airport or Port

Private Layover Athens Sightseeing Tour from the Airport or Port

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Don’t waste your long layover stuck in the airport food court or underwhelming cruise terminal. Instead, get a taste of Greece and be back in time for your departing flight or ship on a private 3- or 5-hour sightseeing tour. Offered anytime day or night, this Athenian adventure is carefully planned around your limited availability. Itinerary highlights can include the Acropolis, Plaka, Changing of the Guard, and Yoleni's Greek Gastronomy Center.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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$110.67
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Athens Night Sightseeing Tour with Greek Dinner Show

Athens Night Sightseeing Tour with Greek Dinner Show

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Experience the full magic of Athens by night with this 3.5-hour panoramic evening tour, with an enjoyable Greek dinner show included. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, enjoy spectacular views of top Athens attractions such as the Parthenon, Temple of Zeus and Greek Parliament building, all beautifully floodlit against the night sky. Then, head for a traditional taverna in the old district of Plaka for a delicious Greek dinner and colorful folklore show of traditional dancing, music and song.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Athens at Night Small-Group Walking Tour with Dinner

Athens at Night Small-Group Walking Tour with Dinner

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Discover the most ancient and atmospheric quarters of Athens on a small-group night walking tour. Feel the weight of history while passing the Greek and Roman Forums, and admire views of the illuminated Parthenon and Acropolis as the city's nocturnal energy comes alive in pubs and cafes. Catch the sound of the ‘laterna’ barrel piano drifting through doorways as you wind along narrow streets, and then complete the evening with a delicious Greek dinner in a traditional tavern.
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  • 5 hours
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$104.99
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Athens Day Tour-Skip the line: Acropolis, Acropolis museum, Plaka and Local Food

Athens Day Tour-Skip the line: Acropolis, Acropolis museum, Plaka and Local Food

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Combine ancient Greek architecture with traditional Athenian food on this walking tour of the Acropolis and Plaka. Head to the hilltop Acropolis and tour its age-old buildings as your guide shares their stories. Marvel at the Parthenon, Temple of Nike, Odeon, Propylaea, and more; and then explore Plaka, Athens’ cobbled old town. Admire the neoclassical architecture and visit cafes, markets, and shops to sample local delicacies such as Greek donuts, cheese, pies, coffee, and more.
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Athens Walking Small Group City Tour With Skip The Line Of The Acropolis Ticket

Athens Walking Small Group City Tour With Skip The Line Of The Acropolis Ticket

Small group tour of maximum 12 persons. Small group tours guarantee personalized service and flexibility. Walk through Athens's most important historical sites. Official guide throughout all duration. All entrance tickets are included in the price.Vistit the Acropolis with skip the line ticket.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Athens Scenic Bike Tour

Athens Scenic Bike Tour

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Explore the ancient monuments and bustling energy of Athens on a fun and easy bike tour. Cover much more distance than walking while peddling along bike-friendly paths and streets, stopping to learn about the city’s long history and legends from a local guide. Cycle around the Acropolis and past other iconic ruins including the Ancient Agora, Roman Forum, and the Keramikos Cemetery.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Athens Small Group Tour with Acropolis,Parthenon,Museum Including Meals

Athens Small Group Tour with Acropolis,Parthenon,Museum Including Meals

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Put the ancient world in context during this full-day private tour of Athens. Whether you’re unfamiliar with the birthplace of western civilisation or a veteran classicist, this private tour offers the chance to immerse yourself in ancient history and and architecture. Work up an appetite following your guide around Athens' major sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage listed Acropolis, before settling in for an authentic Greek dinner.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Greek Mythology Treasure Hunt for Kids - Athens Private Tour

Greek Mythology Treasure Hunt for Kids - Athens Private Tour

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Introduce your young travelers to the tales of classic Greek mythology with a private, interactive challenge in the center of Athens. From Mount Olympus to the feats of Hercules, kids learn the myths of creation, nature, and history as told by the ancient Greeks. An activity booklet, games, and fun quizzes given by a specially trained children’s guide keep little explorers engaged while learning about the gods and goddesses that populate these enduring legends.
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  • 4 hours
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Athens Electric Bike Tour

Athens Electric Bike Tour

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Make easy work of Athens’ busy streets and steep hills by whizzing around the sights on an easy-to-ride electric bike. Glide effortlessly around the hilltop ruins of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, pedal around the atmospheric Old Town of Plaka, and explore lively Monastiraki. Hop off along the way to see the New Acropolis Museum, Hadrian’s Arch, Panathenaic Stadium and the National Gardens of Athens.
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  • 3 hours
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Athens Night Segway Tour

Athens Night Segway Tour

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Admire the dazzling monuments and prettily lit streets of Athens at night on this 3-hour Segway evening tour. Riding an electric, eco-friendly Segway, glide around the twinkling Plaka and Monastiraki neighborhoods as your guide entertains you with historical tales. See the floodlit Hadrian’s Library and Agora; admire glittering city views from the slopes of the illuminated Acropolis, and enjoy a drink stop at a friendly bar. Finally, cruise around top Athens attractions such as the Temple of Zeus and Panathinaikos Stadium.  Numbers are limited to 12 for a more personalized atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
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Acropolis of Athens Segway Tour

Acropolis of Athens Segway Tour

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Journey around ancient Greece on a Segway! This thrilling Segway tour is the ideal introduction to Athens, taking in historic highlights like the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestous. Learn to operate your easy-to-use self-balancing Segway, then follow your guide on a scenic tour around the neighborhoods of Plaka, Monastiraki and Thiseio, stopping to take in the views from Mars Hill. Best of all: this small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
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Acropolis Private Skip the Line and Hidden Gems Tour

Acropolis Private Skip the Line and Hidden Gems Tour

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On this skip-the-line tour, you'll save time visiting the Athens sight you’re most excited to see: the Acropolis. You’ll whiz past the crowds, and hear fascinating commentary about the UNESCO-listed site. Your itinerary also leaves time for highlights including Hadrian’s Library and the Roman Agora, as well as hidden gems such as the tiny village of Anafiotika and Greek Orthodox churches. Please note the admission to the sites is not included in the price of the tour.
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  • 2 hours
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Withlocals the 10 Tastings: Athens Private Food Tour with a Local

Withlocals the 10 Tastings: Athens Private Food Tour with a Local

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This foodie extravaganza is the ultimate way to get a taste of Greece. By traveling with a private guide, you’ll get a more personalized experience, and you’ll have your guide’s undivided attention for questions. Your guide will lead the way, which takes the stress out of navigating, and you’ll visit multiple local Athens food hotspots, such as markets, food counters, and more. Highlights include trying Greek olive oil, souvlaki, and doughnuts.
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  • 3 hours
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$41.99
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Hidden Athens Small Group Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens

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

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Escape the well-trodden tourist track and discover a quieter side of Athens on this leisurely walking tour. With a local guide, explore the tucked-away areas around the slopes of the Acropolis and uncover their ancient and recent past. Stroll around the cobbled Plaka, Athens’ Old Town; and delve into Anafiotika, where the sugar-cube houses mirror a whitewashed Cyclades village. Discover the ancient sites of Mars Hill and Philopappou Hill, and savor a delicious Greek picnic and glass of wine as you gaze over Athens sprawled below.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$61.76
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Athens Private Tour

Athens Private Tour

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Visiting Athens is a unique experience,so you can join us and you will have the chance to discover our history,civilization and beauty of our wonderful city.This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. First of all the duration of this tour is 4-5 hours. You can see the most important monuments of Athens.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$368.70
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Half Day Athens city tour

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Half Day Athens city tour

The safety & health of our passengers and drivers is very important to us Due to the emergency conditions because of Covid-19, our company has taken all necessary measures Our drivers always wear masks and gloves We provide antiseptic wipes and one use masks to ours clients We clean the vehicles after each service We only transfer the permissible number of people Οur company has been active in the field of transportation for many years with professional drivers and a selection of cars. Our main concern is the safe and comfortable transport of our passengers
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  • 4 hours
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Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour

Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour

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Appease your appetite for traditional Greek food during this half-day small-group culinary tour in Athens. Follow your guide to 10 carefully curated specialty food shops, located off the beaten path in residential neighborhoods, to taste Athenian delicacies such as honey, spices, sweets, cured meat, cheese and olive oil. Finish your tour with a taste of the much-celebrated Greek souvlaki. This tour is limited to 12 people or fewer to ensure an intimate atmosphere; all tastings are included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$79.67
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"Private tour in Athens"

Welcome to Athens, the capital city of Greece and the birthplace of democracy. Athens has been a travel destination since antiquity. It is the city and the country of hospitality.You will live in great moments.If you’re short on time but want to see everything that Athens has to offer, take a five-six hour tour by private transportation. The day starts with convenient pickup from your hotel. Traveling by private car enables you to take advantage of your time. You also have the flexibility to explore each attraction independently or add a licensed guide at an additional coast. - Visit the top sights of Athens in five hours. - Cover more ground in private transportation. - Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off. - Explore at your own pace
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$240.85
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Tuk Tuk in Athens! Explore the city with our tour escort !!

Tuk Tuk in Athens! Explore the city with our tour escort !!

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Enjoy a fun-filled and fast-paced way to explore Athens—and see many of the city’s top attractions—when you book this private tuk-tuk tour. Pick from multiple convenient departure times, and upgrade to explore with a guide. You can look forward to admiring the Acropolis, zipping through Syntagma Square, discovering the Academy of Athens and National Library of Greece, and exploring the city’s many narrow, picturesque streets along the way.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$43.23
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Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

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Escape the daytime heat and see Athens’ ancient sights after the sun has gone down on this 2.5-hour electric bike tour. Meet your guide in the late evening, then hop aboard your easy-to-ride bike and zip around the city center. Cruise through atmospheric Plaka, or Athens Old Town, and see the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Acropolis of Athens and other historical landmarks illuminated against the night sky. This small-group tour is limited to just 11 participants.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$58.05
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$58.05
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