Plaka in Athens: A beautiful stroll on your Christian tour.
When you travel to Athens on your tour of the Missionary Journeys of Paul, try to take a couple of hours to stroll through the drop-dead-gorgeous Plaka area. It’s just a short walk from the Acropolis.
Seeing breathtaking beauty can be profoundly spiritual as it reminds us of our Creator. Beauty often sets our hearts longing for God’s promises in eternity.
(Note: Well take time to relax at Plaka on our upcoming Break Forth Paul Tour. More info here.)
Here is a little more about Plaka:
Stroll around Plaka, one of the most alluring and cosy districts in Athens. Renowned among the Athenians as the Neighborhood of the Gods, Plaka will cast a spell on you with its winding streets and nicely restored old houses of a neoclassical flair and coffee shops, tavernas and tiny mezedopolia (small tavernas serving traditional tid-bits (meze). Relax and enjoy your beverage or a meal with the right touch of romance and nostalgia of the past. You will be overwhelmed by the plethora of folk art items, works of art, traditional products, clothing and handmade articles found in souvenir shops all around.
You will also encounter significant monuments and sites covering antiquity, as well as the city’s Roman and Ottoman past. The district is a real cultural mosaic: Small churches and mosques, a hammam, the Roman Agora, and the first university of Greece.