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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Historic Site
“The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power. It was completed in 438 BC, although decoration of the building continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece. Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece, Athenian democracy and Western civilization.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Café
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“All day cafe with good savory and sweet pies. It is a very cozy place, a meeting point for locals in Plaka, the old town of Athens.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Plaka and Anafiotika, the oldest section of Athens and the most picturesque. Take a good look at the restaurants’ prices because there are very touristy (!).



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  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“A very nice all day cafe in Plaka with tables outside where you can enjoy coffee, tea, snacks and desserts. I suggest going in the morning when it’s more quiet.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Old Tavern of Psara (Ψαρράς), For diner, reserve a table at the terrace with view on the Acropole and Lycabettus hill. 16 Erechtheos str., Plaka Athens, Attica 105 56. Phone: +3021 0321 8733 psaras-taverna.gr open hours: Sunday 12:00 AM ‑ 12:00 AM Monday ‑ Saturday 12:00 AM ‑ 12:30 AM ”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“My favourite place for coffee during the day and ouzo with meze during the evening!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Kafenio
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“This place is beautiful - it's tucked up an ally way of stairs which has many restaurants to choose from. The servers are very friendly and helpful and the food is very good in most of the restaurants.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The hill is the best spot for great views of the city and majestic sunsets.It can be ascended by the Lycabettus Funicular.The hill has a large open-air amphitheatre at the top, which houses many Greek and international concerts.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Street Address
“Giasemi(€). "Giasemi" is one of the most iconic cafes in Plaka and a great place to get a taste of old Athens. Try any of the home made desserts or pies and enjoy a greek coffee, sitting on the famous steps of Plaka.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent traditional Greek food in one of the most photogenic streets of Athens”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Live Traditional Music in an Open Garden Restaurant! Amazing Experience for the summer!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Kafenio
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“A unique traditional and hospitable spot near Acropolis that has remained untouched by time. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“This small museum is dedicated primarily to the university's founding and early years (late 19th century). ”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Nice cafe in the picturesque area of "Plaka" with a lovely terrace and nice variety of coffe. Open Hou rs: 09:00 - 01:00 Adress: 1 Tripodon str., Plaka, Athens”
  • 2 locals recommend
Building
“Laid back, good prices and great atmosphere make Yiasemi a must when visiting Plaka. It is primarily a café with few home-made dishes. If you are lucky you might catch the home band playing cool tunes”
  • 2 locals recommend