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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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Home & Poetry
Home & Poetry
4 out of 5
Lusikratous 10, Athens
The price is CA $90 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22

Located in Athens City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, Acropolis and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Acropolis Museum ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (532 reviews)

"Just perfect! Great and helpful staff, close to everything, restaurants, souvenir stores, historical places, metro, etc... very private and quiet place. Great roof view!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 31, 2020

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Electra Palace Athens
Electra Palace Athens
5 out of 5
18 - 20 N Nikodimou Street, Athens, Attiki
The price is CA $132 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6

Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Adrianou Street, Syntagma Square, and Ermou Street. Acropolis and Hellenic Parliament ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (987 reviews)

"Elegant interior Very comfy beds Big bathrooms Pool area clean, although a little tight for space"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2020

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Palladian Home
Palladian Home
4 out of 5
Farmaki 2 & Kidathineon, Athens
The price is CA $84 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Located in Athens City Centre, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Choragic Monument of Lysicrates and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Acropolis and Syntagma ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (575 reviews)

"Great room, great staff and amazing location! We loved staying here and would highly recommend it to others. We would stay here again for any future visit to Athens!"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2020

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AthensWas Design Hotel
AthensWas Design Hotel
5 out of 5
5 Dionysiou Areopagitou Str., Athens, Attiki
The price is CA $234 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19

Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Temple of Olympian Zeus and Acropolis Museum. Acropolis and Parthenon are also ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (322 reviews)

"AthensWas is a nice, modern well located hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. It is not a 5 star hotel though. Breakfast is quite basic and not very well-executed."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 25, 2020

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Ergon House
Ergon House
4 out of 5
23 Mitropoleos, Athens
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $166 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 16

Located in Athens City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Maria Callas Museum and Ermou Street. Syntagma Square and Hellenic Parliament are also within 10 ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (187 reviews)

"Super cool, central and hip hotel. Amazing breakfast as well :)"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 8, 2020

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Acropolis homm Urban Oasis
Acropolis homm Urban Oasis
3.5 out of 5
Leoforos Andrea Siggrou 14, Athens
The price is CA $92 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12

Located in Athens City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Greek Evangelical Church, Acropolis Museum and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Acropolis ...

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