Plaka is the old historical neighborhood of Athens City. Impressively clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis of Athens. Notably incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. In fact, it is located on the northeast slope of Acropolis of Athens, between Syntagma Square and Monastiraki Square.
Plaka Historical Area is built on top of the residential areas of the Ancient Athens City. It is known as the “Neighborhood of the Gods” due to its proximity to the Acropolis of Athens and its many archaeological sites.
Adrianou Street is the largest and most central street in Plaka Historical Area. Also, it divides Plaka into two areas. First the upper level, – Ano Plaka – located right under the Acropolis of Athens. Second the lower level – Kato Plaka – situated between Syntagma Square and Monastiraki Square. Excavations have proven that Adrianou Street is the oldest street in Athens still in continuous use with exactly the same layout since antiquity.
Plaka Historical Area is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists around the year.
Furthermore Plaka Historical Area includes a lot of Museums such as the New Acropolis Museum, the New Jewish Museum of Greece, the Museum of Greek Folk Art. Moreover it holds an annex of which is the Old Public Baths building, the Frissiras Museum, the Museum of Popular Music Instruments, the Museum of Pavlos and Alexandra Kanellopoulou and the Athens University Museum.
See the Plaka Historical Area with one of our tours:
- Athens Morning Sightseeing Tour With Visit Of Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum
- Athens Afternoon Sightseeing Tour With Visit Of Acropolis and Parthenon – April till October
- 7 Day Combined Tour Package to Athens City and Santorini Island
- 7 Day Combined Tour Package to Athens City and Mykonos Island
- 8 Day Combined Tour Package to the Islands and Historical Sites of Greece
- Athens By Night Tour With Folklore Show and Dinner