Plaka Travel Guide

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Plaka Things to Do

  • Daily Goings On....

    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,...

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  • Beaches......

    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"...

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  • Shopping!!

    This city is certainly the one to shop at for souveniers. There are t-shirts, leather shops, greek mini sculptures, and many things to buy there.I looked for my authentic Olympic 2004 t-shirt there and will wear it proudly in the USA.

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Plaka Restaurants

  • One Fine Place.....

    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...

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  • Taverna Acropol

    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...

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Plaka Nightlife

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    Melina's

    by Christianne Written Feb 26, 2003

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    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!

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    • Wine Tasting
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

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Plaka Transportation

  • Tricky Withoiut Your Own Transport

    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...

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  • Metro or walk

    This is easy to get to either by metro or my friend drove me there. It is easy to walk from the top of the Acropolis to Plaka. It is the city just below the Parthenon.

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Plaka Shopping

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    by Kodi01 Updated Feb 5, 2003

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    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

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Plaka Tourist Traps

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    by Kodi01 Written Jan 29, 2003

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    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)

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Plaka What to Pack

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    by Kodi01 Written Jan 29, 2003

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    Photo Equipment: 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)

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  • Anafiotika

    Anafiotika is the area located on the slopes of Acropolis, south Plaka.The name derives from the inhabitants of the island Anafi (Cyclades) who moved here at the beginning around 1830 afther the Hellenic Revolution.The houses are built in typical (white-washed) Cycladic style.

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  • Olive trees.........

    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...

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  • The Lantern of Diogenis (To Fanari tou...

    Monument erected by Lusicrates on the west side of Tripodon street, in 335-34 B.C..The monument is also known as “ Lantern of Diogenis” (To Fanari tou Diogeni)

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