Plaka Tours and Tickets
Pláka is the old historical neighborhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis, and incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. Plaka is built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens. It is known as the "Neighborhood of the Gods" due to its proximity to the Acropolis and its many archaeological sites. Plaka was developed mostly around the ruins of Ancient Agora of Athens in an area that has been continuously inhabited since antiquity. During the years of Ottoman rule, Plaka was known as the "Turkish quarter of Athens", and the seat of the Turkish Voevode (Governor). During the Greek War of Independence, Plaka like the rest of Athens, was temporarily abandoned by its inhabitants because of the severe battles that took place in 1826. The area was repopulated during the first years of King Otto's rule. Plaka had a sizable Arvanite community till the late 19th century, which led some to refer to it as the Arvanite quarter of Athens. At the same period the neighborhood of Anafiotika, featuring traditional Cycladic architecture, was built by settlers from the Aegean island of Anafi. In 1884 a fire burned down a large part of the neighborhood which gave the opportunity for the archaeologists to conduct excavations in the Roman Market and Hadrian’s library. Excavations have been taking place continuously since the 19th century.
- Plaka is a must-visit for all first-time visitors.
- Plaka is a reliable place to buy souvenirs, but expect prices to be inflated.
- Much of the neighborhood is wheelchair-accessible, but check ahead with individual attractions for accessibility information.
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Access for Seniors
- Access with Portable Ramp
- Distance from drop-off location to entrance: Less than 20 m
- Recommended time for visit мore than 3 hours
- Recommended time for visit 1 hour
- Recommended time for visit 2 hours
Accessibility for wheels
- Special Parking
- Access with Portable Ramp
- Accessible elevator
- Bathroom: Too narrow for wheelchair
- Easy without assistance
- Wide doors >= 75 cm and < 90 cm
- Hilly area
- Exhibit height - 3
- Accessible Toilet
Access for Visually Impaired
- Audio Guide
- Place has Special Guide Service
- Service animals permitted
- Touch Gallery