Plaka district spreads in the center of Athens below the Acropolis.

Anafiotika is one of the most famous parts of the district built in Cycladic style from Anafiot workmen, who, in the second half of the 19th century, were seeking a neighborhood to build their homes, since the cost of land in the rest of Athens was to expensive for them. That happened in other areas of the town where domestic immigrants carried forward the architecture of their former residence  were elsewhere in Athens , but failed to survive due to the construction development over the years . In Plaka lived and worked  the artist George Savvakis.

Close to Plaka are located the metro stations: “Acropolis”, “Syntagma” and “Monastiraki”, the tram stations “Zappeio” and “Syntagma”, while numerous bus and trolley lines pass through Athens’center, serving the transportation needs of the region.

Plaka borders in the south abuts on the district of Makriyannis, in the east on the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Zappion Gardens, in the north on the commercial center and in the west on Monastiraki district.

After the second World War, all the buildings of Plaka were reckoned as preservable, that is why Plaka is the only district of Athens, that one can see the city as it was 100 years ago. Museums, taverns, restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops operate in the area while famous Athenians’ houses are very well preserved in Plaka district.