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Shops in Monastiraki, Plaka, Acropolis Areas to Open on Sundays Per New Greek Decree

Per a decision that was announced to the public on Wednesday by Giorgos Dimopoulos, the deputy governor of the central part of Athens, the many boutiques and shops in the tourist areas of Monastiraki, Plaka and the Acropolis will...

Restoration of Historic Bridge of Plaka in Epirus Almost Finished (Video)

The restoration of the historic bridge of Plaka, in northwestern Greece, which had collapsed due to heavy rain in 2015 is now almost finished. On Thursday, the last piece of rock was added by the reconstruction group that has been...

Ten Unforgettable Things to Do Around Athens' Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square has literally been the very heart of Athens ever since the city became the capital of the modern Greek state. With the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier looming over it, it is rich...

Athens Kicks Off Carnival Season with a Tribute to Greece's Folk Traditions

In a tribute to Greece's folk traditions during carnival, the Museum of Modern Greek Culture is collaborating with the Social Cooperative Enterprise (SCE) Folknet to organize an event that is open to the public this Sunday, to mark the...

Spending a Day in Athens' Plaka District

Visiting the Plaka district in Athens is an experience that stays with travelers for a lifetime. With its colorful neoclassic buildings and ruins waiting to be discovered around every corner, there is so much to be discovered in Plaka. Let’s...

Drone Video Captures Athens’ Plaka, 'The Neighborhood of the Gods'

Plaka is one of the oldest neighborhoods of the Greek capital, Athens. Built around the slopes of the Acropolis, Plaka is a place full of narrow labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. The neighborhood lays exactly on top of the residential areas...

What to Do in Plaka, Athens

One of the places in Athens that visitors love to enjoy is Plaka, quite close to the Acropolis, and stretching almost all the way until Syntagma Square, it is an oasis of picturesque houses and colorful alleys. One of the...

Athens Herod Atticus Odeon's Facade Free of Scaffold

The Ephorate of Antiquities in Athens announced, that maintenance work on the facade wall of the legendary Herod Atticus Theatre in downtown  Athens; near the Plaka area, is over. "The wall runs along the front entrance of the theatre and...

A Tour Around the Oldest House in Athens (photos)

At the historical center of Athens, in Plaka, the Benizelos Mansion or the House of Agia Philothei, is the oldest house in Athens. It is now a museum that opened its doors to the public in February 2017. In 1972, the...