The Plaka, or as it has been called, “the neighborhood of the gods”, is the oldest section of Athens located below the Acropolis. This 2,500 year old “agora” (shopping/meeting area), is definitely a “must see". The district of Plaka is a gloriously exotic labyrinth of cobble stoned alleys, winding streets and stairs lined with 19th century neo-classical houses and mansions with beautifully decorated tiled roofs. Most of them are restored accommodating museums, restaurants or shops.
Bring a camera and some hunger as the whole area is a “Kodak moment” and the food is the best of the ‘Mediterranean diet’. The Plaka district is almost completely blocked off for pedestrians which enhances the entire experience. On a night time tour you are driven around the 'city highlights' and then have a festive time in the Plaka at a Mediterranean restaurant complete with traditional Greek floor show.