PLAKA

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The old quarter of Athens, with its neoclassic houses and its narrow cobbled streets, is one of the most touristic areas because of its proximity to the Acropolis. Hadrian’s main street and the surrounding streets and pedestrian streets are full of tourist shops, cafes, traditional tavernas and restaurants. The area also has many old churches, some of which are Byzantine, such as the “Transfiguration of the Savior” dating back to the 11th century. In its narrow alleys, several museums are housed, such as the Children’s Museum, the Kanellopoulos Museum and the Museum of Greek Folk Instruments. The visitor will also see monuments such as Lysikrates, known as “Diogenes Phaner”, the mosque, and archaeological sites such as the Hadrian Library, the Roman Forum and the Hammam, the “Bath of the Winds”.