Athens, Plaka


Following Ermou Street, the most famous shopping hub of Athens is Plaka, and going down south, you will arrive at its main neighborhood. The area is found between Syntagma and Monastriraki and it is easily accessed on foot from the center of Athens.

Due to the numerous ancient Greek monuments that are scattered all around the area, Plaka is also known as the "neighborhood of the gods". Plaka is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Athens, located right below the Acropolis hill. It is extremely beautiful and picturesque, distinguished for its authentic character and traditional layout.

The largest part of Plaka consists of neoclassical houses that date back to the 19th century, although archeological findings suggest that the region has been continuously inhabited since the prehistoric times.