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Free Things To Do in Athens

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    Things to do in Athens
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    Plaka
    free
    #2 in Athens
    0.3 miles to city center
    Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    0.3 miles to city center
    Free, Neighborhood/Area
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    The beautiful, historical neighborhood of Plaka, located under the Acropolis, is largely residential. Still, its assortment of restaurants and cafes keep it swarming with tourists each summer. You can also shop, especially if you're looking to bring home some gold jewelry.

    Motor vehicles are not permitted on this neighborhood's winding streets, so make sure you have a street map and a comfortable pair of shoes. Visitors say Plaka offers a charming atmosphere and plenty of great shops for both souvenirs and one-of-a-kind finds. If you'd rather sip a drink once the sun goes down, travelers suggest visiting one (or several) of the area's vibrant clubs or bars.

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