Heading right on Ermou street from the hotel and in not more than 7 minutes, you find yourself in Plaka.
Plaka is the old historical neighborhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of theAcropolis and incorporating labyrinthine streets and vast neoclassical architecture. Ancient stands and pillars are lit and ever present to remind all that it is indeed a very old and significant ground they tread on.
Plaka is built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens, crowning them with its atmosphere of antiquity. It is known as the “Neighbourhood of the Gods” due to its proximity to the Acropolis and its many archaeological sites. Plaka is the best place in Athens to enjoy a cup of coffee or do a little souvenir shopping.