When in Plaka, your camera will be very busy. It's such a pretty spot and the colours of the boats in the harbour against the blue sea is not to be missed.Have a wander round, it will only take a couple of minutes. Don't forget to feed the ducks, not to mention the cats!!!We watched a man sitting fishing for hours on end. As far as we were aware,...more
Plaka's two beaches are stunners. The large one over the harbour wall is a long sweep of gritty sand and small pebble which becomes pure sand in the water. There is a lifeguard post (only manned from July) and toilets, changing rooms, showers and a swish new looking bar. All this allows the beach to claim a Blue Flag award and rightly so.The "town"...more
A great place for a meal. We were warmly welcomed by Margarite and mother? and shown into the kitchen to choose our food. Suprisingly there were areasonble amount of cooked items which was just what we wanted.Margarite was an excellent linguist and as well as speaking fluent English, we heard her talking to some Swiss in French.She explained the...more
You want to taste the greek Kitchen? Here you are.One of the tavernas that I like is Acropol in Kythathineon Square.Eat the greek pastitsio, mousaka or kokkinisto (veal with red sauce and fried potatoes), octopus (htapodi in greek), squids (kalamarakia in greek), fava (a product from Santorini), the worldwide famous greek salad, taramosalata and...more
6 Reviews and Opinions
Open day and night for a coffee, for a drink or for eating.
During summer time and winter time (the winter days in Athens are sunny and not cold), you can sit outside.
Dress Code: Whatever!
Plaka is about 80 km. south of Argos on a winding road. At present the hydrofoil service has been suspended so you must get there under your own steam. There is the odd bus from Argos which takes about 2 and a half hours. I suspect getting back could be tricky.The best way is to hire a car and then you can stop at various view points on the...more
This store stopped me in my tracks.
Various leathers with fur accents in many colors.
Minks, leather, sheep, etc.
Just a fantastic leather store. Not sure if you would go there in the summer tho...hehe
You will definitely find tourists lining this street. Lots to see and do and shop after shop after shop. It gets confusing to go into so many of them as they all carry similar items and they will BARGAIN with you, even if you don't want them to.
Sales must be slow in the winter. :o)
Film and batteries always.
Miscellaneous: I would say a good greek dictionary and city map would be helpful. My greek friend gave me directions and I still asked police and locals where to go. (he writes Greek-English)
Olive trees and olive oil have to be the number one item Greece is known for.....the Acroplois is lined with them. i did not see the olive trees, although my friend mentioned it after the fact...........they were there, but just like the mesquite trees in Texas, unless pointed out, I would miss them.They are very special to the greeks because in...more