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Built around the ruins of the ancient agora, Plaka is among the oldest residential areas in Athens and was considered the Turkish quarter during Ottoman rule. Much of it burned down during a fire in 1884, exposing many ancient sites below the neighborhood, and archaeological research has been carried out in the area ever since.

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Athens Full Day Private Tour

Athens Full Day Private Tour

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Explore the highlights of Athens in a private vehicle on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and make your way the the Acropolis, where you can stroll through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, and the Parthenon. Take in views from Lycabettus Hill and explore the neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.36
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$138.36
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Athens Scenic Bike Tour

Athens Scenic Bike Tour

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Explore the ancient monuments and bustling energy of Athens on a fun and easy bike tour. Cover much more distance than walking while peddling along bike-friendly paths and streets, stopping to learn about the city’s long history and legends from a local guide. Cycle around the Acropolis and past other iconic ruins including the Ancient Agora, Roman Forum, and the Keramikos Cemetery.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.36
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$40.36

Athens Electric Bike Tour

Athens Electric Bike Tour

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Make easy work of Athens’ busy streets and steep hills by whizzing around the sights on an easy-to-ride electric bike. Glide effortlessly around the hilltop ruins of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, pedal around the atmospheric Old Town of Plaka, and explore lively Monastiraki. Hop off along the way to see the New Acropolis Museum, Hadrian’s Arch, Panathenaic Stadium and the National Gardens of Athens.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.34
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$55.34
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Athens City and Sea bike tour

Athens City and Sea bike tour

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See a different side of the Greek capital on an energizing half-day bike tour of Athens. Cycle through the city along bike-friendly paths, getting a great perspective of landmarks like the Parthenon, before heading to the beautiful coastline known as the Athens Riviera. Soak up fantastic views of the Saronic Gulf while riding along the water, and see coastal highlights that most visitors miss like the Faliro Olympic Complex and Flisvos Marina. Enjoy leisure time to explore the marina, and take advantage of your local guide’s insider expertise.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.50
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$56.50
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The History of Athens: Greek Mythology Private Tour

The History of Athens: Greek Mythology Private Tour

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Get an on-the-ground lesson in Greek history on this private walking tour. Explore the atmospheric streets of Athens while learning about the myths and legends of ancient Greece from an informative guide. Visit the Trilogy of Athens, learn about neoclassical architecture, explore the Central Market and hear about Hermes, the God of Commerce, explore the colorful local spice market and more on this affordable half-day outing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.78
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$88.78
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Private City Kickstart Tour: Athens

Private City Kickstart Tour: Athens

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Discover Athens’ secrets from an insider on this private walking tour. Visit famous Syntagma Square, see the Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea, Hadrian’s Library, and the Old Town of Plaka—even stop by the neighborhood’s oldest distillery. Because it’s just you and a guide, you have plenty of time to ask questions about the fascinating sights you encounter.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.43
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$48.43
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Athens By Night & Greek Dance Show

Athens By Night & Greek Dance Show

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Experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of Athens after the sun goes down on an evening tour. Begin with a scenic driving tour past the city’s illuminated monuments, including the Acropolis. Take a stroll along the charming cobblestoned streets of the Plaka neighborhood to a traditional Greek tavern. While you dine, live performers deliver an energetic performance of traditional folk dances.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.40
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$78.40

Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour

Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour

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Appease your appetite for traditional Greek food during this half-day small-group culinary tour in Athens. Follow your guide to 10 carefully curated specialty food shops, located off the beaten path in residential neighborhoods, to taste Athenian delicacies such as honey, spices, sweets, cured meat, cheese and olive oil. Finish your tour with a taste of the much-celebrated Greek souvlaki. This tour is limited to 12 people or fewer to ensure an intimate atmosphere; all tastings are included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.79
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$73.79

Acropolis Private Skip the Line and Hidden Gems Tour

Acropolis Private Skip the Line and Hidden Gems Tour

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On this skip-the-line tour, you'll save time visiting the Athens sight you’re most excited to see: the Acropolis. You’ll whiz past the crowds, and hear fascinating commentary about the UNESCO-listed site. Your itinerary also leaves time for highlights including Hadrian’s Library and the Roman Agora, as well as hidden gems such as the tiny village of Anafiotika and Greek Orthodox churches. Please note the admission to the sites is not included in the price of the tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.45
Price varies by group size
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$77.45
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Athens Sunset Bike Tour

Athens Sunset Bike Tour

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Hop on a bike for this fun and fascinating 2-wheeled tour around Athens, capped off by an unforgettable sunset. Follow a friendly tour leader to most of the capital’s major sights and panoramic viewpoints. Cover much more ground than walking while enjoying the flexibility to stop often and soak up scenes of daily life along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.36
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$40.36

Athens Scenic Electric Bike Tour

Athens Scenic Electric Bike Tour

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Hop on an e-bike for a leisurely morning cycle through the historical center of Athens. With the bike’s electric motor, you’ll save your energy for sightseeing on a route that takes in landmarks such as the UNESCO-listed Athens Acropolis, National Garden, Panathenaic Stadium, and more. Ample photo stops are included through the tour, and you’ll also get a break for a coffee or ice cream, depending on the season.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.89
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$51.89

The 10 Tastings of Athens With Locals: Private Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Athens With Locals: Private Food Tour

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This foodie extravaganza is the ultimate way to get a taste of Greece. By traveling with a private guide, you’ll get a more personalized experience, and you’ll have your guide’s undivided attention for questions. Your guide will lead the way, which takes the stress out of navigating, and you’ll visit multiple local Athens food hotspots, such as markets, food counters, and more. Highlights include trying Greek olive oil, souvlaki, and doughnuts.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.49
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$71.49
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Acropolis monuments, Parthenon and Athens Hidden gems walking tour in Plaka

Acropolis monuments, Parthenon and Athens Hidden gems walking tour in Plaka

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Escape the well-trodden tourist track and discover a quieter side of Athens on this leisurely walking tour. With a local guide, explore the tucked-away areas around the slopes of the Acropolis and uncover their ancient and recent past. Stroll around the cobbled Plaka, Athens’ Old Town; and delve into Anafiotika, where the sugar-cube houses mirror a whitewashed Cyclades village. Discover the ancient sites of Mars Hill and Philopappou Hill, and savor a delicious Greek picnic and glass of wine as you gaze over Athens sprawled below.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.68
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$58.68

Panorama of Athens in 6 Hours:Private Tour

Panorama of Athens in 6 Hours:Private Tour

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Would you be interested in exploring the ancient magic world with safety, comfort, privatization, and flexibility? So here we are to show you the way to explore Athens the birthplace of democracy and philosophy. The Acropolis, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, Erechthion, Parthenon the theater of Dionysos, the Roman Odeon, and the Areopagus the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were revived on 1896, Then the three buildings of knowledge (the University, the Academy, the National Library) the Parliament building and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Lycabettus hill with the panoramic view of Athens and then the famous Plaka, the Monastiraki, and the flea market at Monastiraki. Then the Athenian riviera and the most beautiful suburbs of Athens and finally the lake Vouliagmeni with the medicinal water.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$282.49
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$282.49
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Athens Private City Bike Tour

Athens Private City Bike Tour

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With ancient highlights packed into the compact center, Athens is perfect for exploring by bike, but plentiful hills and busy streets make it a challenge to find a safe, comfortable route through the city. Pedal alongside a private guide on a half-day Athens bike tour that’s designed to skip steep hills, using quiet streets for a leisurely exploration of the Acropolis Hill, Greek and Roman Agora, Panathenaic Stadium, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.18
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$69.18

Greek Cooking Class in Athens Including Rooftop Dinner with Acropolis View
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Greek Cooking Class in Athens Including Rooftop Dinner with Acropolis View

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Be taught how to make real Greek food and enjoy dinner with a view on this 3.5-hour cooking class in Athens. Head to a much-loved bakery in vibrant Monastiraki and learn how to make traditional Greek dishes, from tzatziki to spinach pie, with hands-on guidance from an experienced chef. Then, when the food is ready, head up to the roof to enjoy the fruits of your labor while you take in unbeatable views of the Acropolis of Athens, the UNESCO-listed jewel in Athens’ crown. This small-group tour is limited to just eight participants.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.24
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$92.24
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Athens Classic eBike Tour

Athens Classic eBike Tour

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Discover the top sights of Athens with ease on an electric bike tour, led by a local guide. Hop on your electric-powered bike, and make light work of Athens’ attractions following a route that’s mostly traffic-free. Ride around the Acropolis rock and ancient agora, delve into historical Plaka, see the Bath House of the Winds, and more. Stop to savor a traditional Greek coffee, and learn about the sights via the crystal-clear headset commentary from your guide. Numbers are limited on this small-group tour for a more personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.50
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$56.50

Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

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Escape the daytime heat and see Athens’ ancient sights after the sun has gone down on this 2.5-hour electric bike tour. Meet your guide in the late evening, then hop aboard your easy-to-ride bike and zip around the city center. Cruise through atmospheric Plaka, or Athens Old Town, and see the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Acropolis of Athens and other historical landmarks illuminated against the night sky. This small-group tour is limited to just 11 participants.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.19
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$54.19
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Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour with Optional New Acropolis Museum Visit

Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour with Optional New Acropolis Museum Visit

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The UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens is the city’s most visited attraction, but it has the traffic to match. This walking tour starts early to avoid the crowds and includes highlights such as the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and the Acropolis Museum. For the full experience, upgrade to include a guided visit to the ancient Agora.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.20
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$35.20

Semi-private Historical & Contemporary Segway Tour in Athens

Semi-private Historical & Contemporary Segway Tour in Athens

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Cover lots of ground in Athens without being stuck on a tour bus thanks to a smooth-moving Segway that let's you zip around the Greek capital’s famous hills and top sights with ease. The electric scooter and semi-private group size offer the flexibility to stop often and hear live commentary about the Acropolis, Hadrian’s Library, the Ancient Agora, Monastiraki Square, and other must-see landmarks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.79
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$73.79

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Athens Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Athens Private Tour

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Athens is known for both its ancient sites and its modern masterpieces. Explore the best of Athens on a private day tour. You’ll save time researching highlights by having a guide to shortlist and take you to the best bits. Your day will be enhanced with commentary along the way. Interesting attractions you’ll pass include Monastiraki Square, the Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library, the Temple of Zeus, and Zappeion Hall.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.95
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$89.95
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Small-Group Walking Tour in Ancient Athens Ruins and Markets

Small-Group Walking Tour in Ancient Athens Ruins and Markets

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Get an insider’s look into the best Athens has to offer on this small-group tour of the ancient city. Explore the city with a private guide who can share insights into the local history and culture. You’ll visit the culturally rich squares of Ktozia and Monastiraki and get an up-close look at the UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Avoid the hassle of a big group with this small-group tour, designed for 12 people or less.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.53
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$71.53

Full -Day Private Tour of Athens

Full -Day Private Tour of Athens

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Visit the Parthenon and other top Athens attractions on a private sightseeing tour that lets you shape your trip to focus on the sites that you value most. Unlike on group tours with preset schedules and itineraries, on a private tour you can spend as much or as little time as you like at each site, making this excursion ideal for busy travelers who want to prioritize certain attractions.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$375.48
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$375.48
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Private Athens Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer
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Private Athens Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

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Memorialize your time in the Greek capital with a private, 1 to 4 hours photoshoot and walking tour in Athens. Stroll through some of the city’s most picturesque locales with a professional photographer guide and have your photo taken against the backdrop of ancient ruins, lush gardens or typical Athenian streets. Learn about the city’s history along the way, and receive a web gallery of high-quality images of you and your sweetheart, friends or family.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.45
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Should I book Plaka tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Plaka can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Plaka 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Plaka costs USD 16.18. Guided Plaka tours start around USD 16.18 per person.
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