Experience 'the neighborhood of the gods', Plaka, and Monasteraki, 'Little Monastery' on this private guided shore excursion.
This whole area, which runs into each other, is the oldest section of Athens and is called the 'center of Athens'. They are located under/beneath the Acropolis and for 2,500 years has been the 'agora', shopping/meeting area.
Here you not only have views of the Acropolis above, but remains of the Roman agora at every turn. You'll be in a labyrinth of cobble stoned alleys filled with street artists, jewelry and clothing shops, cafes, 19th century neo classical mansions refurbished to now hold museums and offices.
The Plaka district is almost completely blocked off for pedestrians and contains the famous flea market around Monastiraki Square.
Monastiraki or little Monastery, is the most visited shopping area of Athens. It is one of the most vivid and busy areas in downtown Athens with its little stalls and cornucopia of items to purchase. If you are in Athens for a few days, the metro has a stop at 'Acropolis' and another at 'Monasteraki'. Both, put you in this area as well.
Bring a camera and some hunger as the whole area is a “Kodak moment” and the food is the best of the ‘Mediterranean diet’.