Anafiotika & Plaka
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Anafiotika & Plaka
Picturesque Plaka’s neoclassical mansions were built for the new urban elite after the 1821 Greek War of Independence. By night, the stonemasons who built these townhouses constructed their own humble dwellings on the northern slopes of the Acropolis. Even today, there are no street names or numbers—just a jumble of whitewashed cottages draped in jasmine and bougainvillea. Wander the twisting alleys and you’ll stumble upon Roman monuments, Byzantine churches and intriguing museums dedicated to folk music and art.
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