The district of Gods
Plaka, located right at the foothills of the Acropolis, is one of the most unique districts in Athens. It stretches from Kidathinaion and Adrianou streets to Syntagma and the southern part of Makrygianni. Being is one the most ancient settlements in Europe, Plaka, with its charming atmosphere, is one of the most-loved areas among locals and visitors. In most of its streets motor vehicles are excluded, creating the ideal place for romantic walks.
Plaka is filled with souvenir and jewellery shops, historical buildings, restaurants and hip cafés. Stroll the paved alleys of Plaka, enjoy a coffee accompanied with a traditional Greek sweet, as you admire the otherworldly beauty of the area. For the history and art enthusiasts Plaka, is also ideal. Here, you will find lots of museums, such as the Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments, the Frissiras Museum housing important paintings and sculptures of great international artists, the Hellenic Children’s Museum, etc. The Roman Agora, located close to Monastiraki Metro station, east of the Athenian Agora, is also a must-see.
Without a doubt, the most picturesque spot in Plaka is Anafiotika, rightfully considered as the most beautiful neighbourhood in Greece. Established by builders how came to Athens from the Cycladic islands such as Anafi –hence the name, Anafiotika is a tiny settlement perched right under the holy rock of the Acropolis, offering incredible views of the city and unique Cycladic architecture. Anafiotika is a must-visit spot in Athens that will leave you breathless!