Plaka is one of the oldest, as well as one of the most alluring and lively districts in Athens. It is also known as the "Neighborhood of the Gods" since it is next to the Acropolis.

Located at the feet of the eastern side of the Acropolis, the picturesque district of Plaka is very near other scenic neighborhoods like Anafiotika and Monastiraki.

A charming neighborhood

Although it is one of the most touristy parts of Athens, Plaka is extremely attractive with a charming decadent touch. It has narrow cobblestone wiring streets flanked by elegant neoclassical houses dating from the nineteenth century.

Plaka has little souvenir shops that are packed with typical gifts from Greece and traditional restaurants called “tavernas” that serve delicious traditional Greek food

Plaka is also home to numerous historic monuments like the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, the Roman Agora and the Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments.