Plaka

Picturesque alleys in the oldest Athenian district

History - Architecture - Cinema - Famous Residences - Hangouts

Come and discover an island that has survived in the city’s historical centre. Take a walk around the maze of ‘Anafiotika’, discover the unique view to the city in between narrow streets and enjoy your coffee at the cinematic stairway of Plaka, surrounded by Bougainvilleas. Take a journey in time along sounds and images from timeless artistic hangouts and legendary Greek filming locations.

Highlights

  • The walk in the maze of narrow streets in ‘Anafiotika’.
  • Historical hangouts, small churches and houses of prominent scholars.
  • The film at the summer cinema with a view to the Acropolis.
  • The visit to small, however, wonderful Museums in the neighbourhood.
  • The unique local tastes in tavernas and traditional coffee houses.

Good to know

  • The tour is recommended for morning, as well as evening hours
  • The area has some uphill roads and stairways
  • The morning tour includes visitable Museums
  • Take a cap, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes, and water with you
  • Have your mobile phone charged

Meet your local storyteller

The cat of Plaka, wandering around Anafiotika

Cat

Meow, I’m the Cat. I know this neighbourhood better than anyone, since, all day long, I wander around the narrow streets, climb on tables and chairs, and I love walking together with groups of people. With me by your side, you never lose your way!

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