Plaka is without a doubt one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Athens, with its narrow streets, lovely neoclassical buildings, small cafes, traditional taverns, souvenir shops and ancient ruins in almost every corner. Plaka is built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens. It is known as the "Neighborhood of the Gods" due to its proximity to the Acropolis and its many archaeological sites. Plaka has a totally different air than the rest of the city center, creating a feeling of nostalgia of the old Athens. It is the ideal place to enjoy a nice walk as there are plenty of things to do and see while strolling around its small pedestrian streets.