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At the foothill of the Acropolis Rock stretches the old neighborhood of Plaka. With its alleys – some of them continuously inhabited for thousands of years – and its mosaic of monuments dating to various eras, it is one of the most picturesque, historically important and, inevitably touristy districts of Athens.
After your pick -up from your location, we will enter the old alleys of Plaka, passing by the Lysicrates Monument, Tripodon street, old taverns, and well-known residences. We will walk next to the Rizokastro wall, climbing the stairs of the Anafiotika neighborhood to admire a panoramic view of Athens, and we will pass by the old University heading towards Monastiraki. Step by step, Plaka will lose its touristic edge and, despite its bustling streets, it will soon begin to feel like home.
With this tour, we will attempt to go beyond the façade, delving into the human aspect of this community, which has remained vibrant for centuries and has inspired numerous Greek and foreign artists.
Accompanied by the echo of the old “laternas” or the cantatas that, once upon a time, used to be performed in these streets, we will recount stories of love and betrayal – some of them real, others inspired by the Greek cinema – and we will explore the cultural evolution of Athenian society during Greece’s modern history.