Plaka  

Plaka - Attica (Greece)

PLAKA. Plaka as real residential no longer exists, but has in recent years turned into a tourist attraction. Everywhere are souvenir shops, restaurants and taverns that target tourists. The authentic appeal of the district, however, is not lost with this. It is still special to wander the narrow, usually steep alleys, with the Acropolis always be seen in the background. In Plaka there are many Byzantine churches. The upper part right on the foot of the Acropolis is also known as "Anafiotika". It is said that this is the oldest district of modern Athens. The place gets its name from its first inhabitants. These were stonecutters from the island of Anafi, who were brought here by King Otto I. They were housed in this location, due to the fact that their expertise was essential in the construction of modern Athens, because one had chosen the city as the capital of the newly born (modern) Greek state.

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Anafiotika Plaka Athens | Attica | Greece  Photo 3 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Little shop in the wijk Plaka in Athens | Attica | Greece  Photo 1 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Voorin Plaka and in the verte Lycabetus (Lycabettus) - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Minimarket in Plaka - Athens - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk from Acropolis of Athens: in front Anafiotika and Plaka - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Neoclassical buildings in Plaka - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Shops Thespidos street in Plaka - Athens - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Fruit- and groentewinkel in Plaka (Thespidos street) - Athens - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Panormafoto: The wijken Plaka and Anafiotika - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk The Romeins forum near Plaka - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk

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Average temperature Plaka
January
8.3°C
February
9.2°C
March
11.5°C
April
15.1°C
May
20.3°C
June
24.7°C
July
27.1°C
August
26.9°C
September
23.0°C
October
17.9°C
November
13.1°C
December
9.6°C

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