PLAKA: the old historical neighborhood of Athens

Written by estia

Plaka is the old neighborhood of Athens, built around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis. Plaka, with a history of more than 3.500 years, is known as the “Neighborhood of the Gods”. With narrow streets that look alike an island, ancient ruins and Byzantine Sites among neoclassical buildings, Plaka remains an impressive, spot you have to visit.


Anafiotika is a tiny settlement that you wouldn’t imagine existing under the Acropolis. Anafiotika was established back in the 19th century, by the builders who came from Anafi Island, in order to work in the reconstruction of the city of Athens and the construction of the palace of Otto.

Credits: | By Milan Gonda

The Sites you must see!

  • The Tower of the Winds
  • The Roman Agora
  • the Mosque of Mehmet the Conqueror
  • Doorway of the Medrese
Credits: | By Milan Gonda


In the area of Plaka you can find interesting museums to visit as well:
The Folk Art Museum, the Fryssiras Museum and of course the Acropolis Museum.