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  Plaka Athens
The district of Plaka is a gloriously exotic labyrinth of alleys, winding streets and stairs lined with C19th neo-classical houses and mansions, with beautifully decorated tiled roofs depicting the head of Medusa, goddesses or foliage.
According to popular belief, Plaka was named after a slab of stone that was found near the church of Ayios Georgios Alexandrias, in the vicinity of the theatre of Dionysos.
The central square of Plaka, was named after the Philomousos Etaireia (The Society of the Friends of the Muses, in other words, the nine gods of the Arts), which was founded in 1813.
www.athensguide.org /athens-plaka.html   (698 words)

  
 Plaka - Athens - Greece
The district of Plaka is a gloriously exotic labyrinth of alleys, winding streets and stairs lined with C19th neo-classical houses and mansions, with beautifully decorated tiled roofs depicting the head of Medusa, goddesses or foliage.
Plaka, also known as the "neighborhood of the gods," is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Athens.
According to popular belief, Plaka was named after a slab of stone that was found near the church of Ayios Georgios Alexandrias, in the vicinity of the theatre of Dionysos.
www.meandertravel.com /athens/athens.php?details=plaka&m=2&md=sc2   (718 words)

  
 ----- Athens, the Plaka district -----
You will be delighted by the beauty of the neo-classical colors of its houses, their architecture, their lovingly tended little gardens, the elegance, and the total atmosphere of the area.
When you decide to take a walk around it be sure to bring a map along, because Plaka is a labyrinth and you may get the feeling that you are lost in its maze of narrow streets and alley ways.
According to the most recent one, Plaka owes its name to a large stone slab (plaka in Greek) found in the area of the church of Ayios Georgios of Alexandria.
www.dilos.com /region/attica/athens_plaka.html   (900 words)

  
 USCA1 Opinion 05-2341
Plaka spoke at the rally, and three police officers who were present called Plaka "the enemy." The officers were ejected from the rally and did not harm Plaka.
Plaka testified that, while serving as an election observer, he confronted a member of the Socialist Party who was committing vote fraud.
Plaka claims that he subsequently was arrested by three masked police officers, held for three days, and beaten with a rubber stick.
www.ca1.uscourts.gov /cgi-bin/getopn.pl?OPINION=05-2341.01A   (1049 words)

  
  Plaka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Museums in Plaka include the new Jewish museum, the Greek Folk Art Museum and the Frissiras Museum.
Pláka of Litochoro, Pieria is an extended area of villas, hotels and beach resorts, east of Mount Olympus, northern Greece
Plaka is a village in Chania Prefecture, Crete./../././././
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Plaka   (175 words)

  
 GREEKISLANDS.COM - ATHENS, THE CAPITAL OF GREECE
Plaka holds it's fascination as it manages to preserve the sense and the aroma of a more romantic and carefree era, despite the growth of the city during the last decades.
Plaka testifies the long history of Athens taking in the account that here you will find monuments from all the historical periods of the city.
Plaka and Monastiraki represent the old part of contemporary Athens, even if the word "old" is very relative for a city like Athens.
www.greekislands.com /athens/monplaka.htm   (1035 words)

  
 Englezakis Plaka: Cyprus Hotels booking for Englezakis Plaka
The Countrywide Plaka Hotel proves to be the perfect retreat for nature lovers surrounded by its own extensive gardens and located only a few minutes away from the picturesque Latchi fishing harbour with its clear waters and secluded beaches.
Charming decor and modern amenities are the essence of Plaka with splendid views of the sea and hills of the Akamas peninsula.
Plaka is within walking distance of the traditional village of Neo Chorio and a short drive from the legendary baths of Aphrodite.
www.cyprushotels.net /Englezakis_plaka_hotel.htm   (216 words)

  
 Athens Greece, Athens Hotels, plaka, accommodation in Athens, Athens Greece, Attica, Greece - travel greece
Plaka - As soon as you start walking around Plaka's stone-paved, narrow streets, you will have the feeling that you are traveling back in time.
According to the most recent one, Plaka owes its name to a large stone slab (plaka in Greek) found in the area of the church of Ayios Georgios of Alexandria near the ancient theater of Dionysos.
Its aim was to encourage Greek-oriented studies and the preservation of the archaeological treasures of Athens.
www.thegreektravel.com /athens/athens-plaka.html   (933 words)

  
 Athens, Greece Guide: The Plaka
There are a few galleries and there are several museums in the Plaka of special note the Children's Museum, the Music Museum, the Greek Folk Art Museum and the Jewish Museum which is right at the entrance to the Plaka at Nikis and Kydatheneon streets.
But I guess you can't have everything and the Plaka is certainly large enough so that it should take a lot longer then the time a tourist has to explore, to get bored with it.
The Plaka is like a small island in the middle of the city and it was not very long ago that the Plaka was the city of Athens.
www.athensguide.com /plaka.html   (6031 words)

  
 Plaka Hotel - Athens, Greece
The Plaka Hotel is in the very center of Athens in the Plaka area (the old town of Athens), where guests can visit the picturesque small streets with typical taverns and souvenir shops.
Five minutes walk to Syntagma Square (Parliament, National Garden, most f the important Museums and Airport Bus Terminals), next to hotel Plaka are Monastiraki shopping area, the Flea market and the underground station to the port of Piraeus.
Roof-garden with snack bar overlooking the Acropolis and Plaka.
www.freedom-tour.com /hotels/greece/athens/athplaka.html   (147 words)

  
 Athens Plaka - Plaka hotels Athens
Plaka is Athens’; oldest and thanks to the restoration efforts on its buildings in recent years, most picturesque neighborhood.
You will be delighted by the beauty of the neoclassical colors of its houses, their architecture, their lovingly tended little gardens, the elegance and the unique atmosphere of the total area.
When you decide to take a walk around, make sure to bring a map along, because Plaka may seem like a labyrinth giving the impression that you are lost in its maze of narrow streets and alleyways.
www.plakahotelsathens.com   (161 words)

  
 The Plaka, Athens
It's surrounded by tall (by Athens standards) buildings, one of which is the Grande Bretagne Hotel and another that houses the MacDonalds which displaced the popular Papaspyros Cafe, a gathering place for hippies and travelers in the sixties and seventies and a landmark for decades.
The column that is laying on the ground was blown over in a storm in 1852, but the possibility of any of the remaining columns falling on you during your visit is about the same as being eaten by wild weasels while waiting in line at the post office in Syntagma square.
Use the Plaka as your base and get to know it while venturing into other pleasant areas like the National Gardens and other green areas or as a place of refuge to return to from visits to Omonia, the Central Market, Monastiriki flea market and some of the wilder parts of Athens.
www.magicaljourneys.com /Athens/athens-discover-plaka.html   (2719 words)

  
 Hotel Plaka | Athens center hotel | near to Acropolis
Hotel Plaka, three star, is an excellent choice for a demanding client, in a terrific location.
Acropolis, museums, Parliament, shopping area of Plaka and Ermou street, the Athens Cathedral are all on your foot step from the hotel.
You are really in the heart of the old city of Athens, in the best location.
www.plakahotel.gr   (90 words)

  
 Plaka
In the summer months the streets are jammed by nine o'clock with women who look as if they were poured into their clothing and men who are starting to spill out of theirs.
But Plaka has many memories for me. The first time I ever smoked marijuana was in the Plaka outside a little dive called The Golden Key, a renown hangout for drug dealers, hippies and American high school students.
More bars and discos opened and as space became scarce, long time residents of the Plaka, mostly old women, were terrorized and harassed by thugs who wanted to get their hands on their valuable real-estate.
www.greektravel.com /plaka.html   (1687 words)

  
 Plaka and Anafiotika - Athens Info Guide
Plaka is the area between Psirri, Syntagma square and Monastiraki.
There were, however, those who sought shelter in this neighborhood of Plaka, such as refugees from the Peloponnesian war in antiquity, or even Ethiopian slaves who hid in caves during the Ottoman period; followed by workers and craftsmen who arrived from the Cycladic island of Anafi after Greece gained its independence.
According to tradition, the first builders of the area, during the modern era, were two homeless workers from Anafi who smuggled the necessary building materials and built two rooms for their families in a matter of days.
www.athensinfoguide.com /wtsplaka.htm   (483 words)

  
 Plaka Travel Guide: Hotel Reservations, Restaurants, Nightlife, Maps, Transportation, Articles, and Things To Do in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Plaka, a neighborhood alive with activity at the base of the Acropolis.
Situated in Athens at the base of the hill where the Acropolis is perched, Plaka is the neighborhood where every tourist should spend at least a short time.
Plaka, the neighborhood at the base of the Acropolis, is the most touristy area in all of Athens.
www.greece101.com /dest.overview.display-lid1-slid20-did5.html?trk=fd   (212 words)

  
 Plaka Hotel - Athens, Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Plaka Hotel is located in the heart of ancient Athens, 41km to the nearest airport.
The Plaka Hotel's facility includes conference facilities, travel agency facilities, car rental facilities, laundry facilities, coach drop off, small sized lobby, air conditioned throughout, central heating, bar, restaurant, roof garden with view to the Acropolis, buffet breakfast, trade showroom.
Plaka Hotel Athens - Copyright 2003 www.greece-hotel-reservation.com © All rights reserved.
www.greece-hotel-reservation.com /athens/plaka-hotel   (195 words)

  
 Plaka, de oudste wijk van Athene
Plaka als echte woonwijk bestaat niet meer, maar is de laatste jaren omgetoverd in een toeristische trekpleister.
Het is nog steeds bijzonder om door de nauwe, meestal steil omhooglopende straatjes te dwalen, waarbij de Akropolis altijd op de achtergrond te zien is. In Plaka bevinden zich nog veel Byzantijnse kerkjes.
Balkon van een Neoklassiek huis in Plaka, aan de Vironos straat.
www.grieksegids.nl /vakantieland/athene_plaka/Plaka.htm   (112 words)

  
 Plaka's Filomousou Etaireas Square
Plaka's car free Filomousou Etaireas Square is rather a tongue twister and for that reason, no one, even Greeks, calls the square by this name.
Surrounding those are chairs where one may sit and have a meal or cup of coffee or an ouzo.
It is the heart of the Plaka and quite a pleasant place and extremely touristic.
www.harrys-athens-greece-guide.com /area-plaka-filo-sq.asp   (277 words)

  
 Milos - Plaka
Milos by eller Plaka, som den heter, er hovedbyen på Milos.
Det er antatt at Plaka ligger på restene etter oldtidsbyens akropolis, som ble bygd rundt 1000 år før Kristus.
Plaka er en koselig by å rusle rundt i, mange steder med servering og mye å se.
www.elgreko.net /reiser/kykladene/milos/page/plaka.htm   (255 words)

  
 FOCUS on GREECE - Plaka in Athens
When you decide to take a walk around it be sure to bring a map along, because Plaka is a labyrinth and you may get the feeling that you are lost in its maze of narrow streets and alleyways.
According to the most recent one, Plaka owes its name to a large stone slab (plaka in Greek) found in the area of the church of Ayios Georgios of Alexandria, near the ancient theatre of Dionysos.
Plaka's central square was named after the Philomousos Etairia (meaning Friends of the Muses namely the 9 patron goddesses of the Arts) which was founded in 1813.
www.focusmm.com /greece/athen_5.htm   (1447 words)

  
 Plaka traditional village on top of Almirida with great views over the sea
Plaka is a small, quiet village on top of the hill above Almirida with great views on the Almirida gulf.
Plaka is an ideal destination if you want a quiet holiday next to the blue sea.
Plaka Apartments are built on the cliff of the village of Plaka, located only 1 km away from the waterfront village of Almirida and 22 km east of Chania.
www.thehotel.gr /plaka-chania   (404 words)

  
 Plaka Naxos: Plaka in the island of Naxos, Greece, Cyclades
Plaka Naxos: Plaka in the island of Naxos, Greece, Cyclades
Plaka Naxos: Plaka is like a continuation of the beach of Agia Anna and is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island.
The famous Plaka Beach is a long, sprawling, strip of white sand with sand dunes behind the beach.
www.greeka.com /cyclades/naxos/naxos-beaches/naxos-plaka.htm   (215 words)

  
 Wissenswertes über Plaka auf Naxos, einer Insel der Kykladen in Griechenland
Wissenswertes über Plaka auf Naxos, einer Insel der Kykladen in Griechenland
Er gehört zu dem gleichnamigen Ort Plaka und ist über die Küstenstrasse sehr leicht zu erreichen, die aus Naxos-Stadt kommend, an Aghia Anna vorbei nach Plaka führt.
Auch von Plaka aus gibt es in den Sommermonaten regelmässige Busverbindungen nach Naxos-Stadt.
www.poseidon-reisen.de /kykladen/naxos/plaka.htm   (211 words)

  
 Fotografischer Rundgang in Athen - Teil 5. A photographic tour in Athens - Part 5
It is not exactly known what does "Plaka" mean, but the most accepted explanation is the dialect word "pliaka" meaning "old".
An vielen Stellen in der Plaka wirst Du solche bemalten Steine und Wände entdecken.
Sie stammen vom Maler Savakis, der in der Plaka seine Werkstatt hat und auf dieser Weise versucht, ihren Charakter aufrecht zu erhalten.
home.arcor.de /atheneus/photo05.html   (992 words)

  
 hotel in naxos, Plaka Hotel
Plaka Beach Hotel is situated on one of the cleanest and most beautiful and quiet beaches in Greece.
Plaka Hotel offers its customers a quiet, peaceful and relaxing environment for their holidays in combination with Plaka Beach which is considered to be the best beach in Greece.
Plaka Beach is the most famous beaches in Cyclades, visited by everybody coming to Naxos.
www.greekhotel.com /cyclades/naxos/plaka/plaka/home.htm   (523 words)

  
 Plaka,Elounda,Lassithi,Crete,Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sitting on the banks of the second largest natural harbour in Crete, Elounda and Plaka are picturesque fishing villages along the coastal road to the north of Agios Nikolaos.
Plaka has two shingle beaches, a selection of pretty little fish tavernas on the sea front with mouth watering fresh fish.
There is an even wider choice of night life in Agios Nikolaos, just a short taxi ride away, a favourite day trip is to the islet of Spinalonga, lying peacefully across the water with its deserted buildings and Venetian castle.
www.webgreece.gr /crete/lassithi/info/elounda   (308 words)

  
 Plaka-Elounda Apartments
The most welcoming owner lives on the premises and is more than happy to assist any of her guests.
The bus stop is right in front of the house and there are two shingle beaches about 150 metres away.
A sheltered beach can be found just 300m away and a few local tavernas are located 800m away in Plaka.
www.freedom-tour.com /apartments/greece/crete/plakaeloun   (609 words)

  
 Hotels in Plaka, Thissio, Monastiraki, Athens, Greece
There are 131 rooms, 9 junior suites and 10 suites, all with ensuite facilities with magnifying mirror, A/C, satellite TV with pay TV system, electronic safe, direct dial phone in the bedroom and the bathroom, data port for Internet connection, and mini bar.
Another 35 rooms are facing the Acropolis, the Plaka and a charming Byzantine chapel, but do not have a balcony.
Walking distance to Plaka, the Acropolis and Omonia Square, the metro station in Monastiraki and Omonia.
www.dolphin-hellas.gr /Hotels/Athens/PlakaThissioMonastirakiHotelsAthens.htm   (1091 words)

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