This historical area lies in the north eastern region of Athens in the shadows of the Acropolis. It is a pedestrian only zone full of restaurants, taverna, cafes, shops, bars ..and, people!! WOW.
This is THE place to eat in Athens! Smiles all round. But, be prepared as most will only take cash these days!
Ok, ok it’s touristy and some say touristy food, but…you have to experience at least one night here. I am sure you will find yourself back here many times if time allows.
The restaurant buskers are constantly beckoning as you meander the narrow streets. They even remember you as you walk back again to compare the various menu offerings. Feta, cheeses, honey, olives, seafood, greek wine, ouzo, beer…it’s all here to enjoy! There are also many examples of beautifully preserved ancient Greek architectural antiquity which will suddenly surprise you in almost every street of The Plaka and surrounding areas.
In Athens as in all of the country, the Greeks are very patriotic and are proud of their ancient history. Even a short 1 or 2 day stay will be memorable, especially after visiting The Plaka.