In the shadow of the Acropolis, Plaka, is like a village within the city; an island for those who choose the spend their time in Greece, in the capital. Plaka, the oldest district of Athens is appropriately also known as "Neighborhood of the Gods" as it is the only district to have been inhabited continuously ever since ancient times. It is a maze of winding narrow cobbled stone streets laced with shops and dotted with antiquities throughout. Plaka has everything that a visitor might desire during his stay in Athens, from busy souvenir shops to restaurants with traditional Greek food and music there is something here for every appetite. The bars and cafes on the two main pedestrian roads are the icing on the cake; the perfect place for people watching the hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit Plaka all year round. If you want to stray off the beaten path, you will come across Anafiotika. A tiny authentic village with breathtaking views of the city. Visiting Plaka is an experience that stays with travelers for a lifetime. With its colorful neoclassic buildings and ruins waiting to be discovered around every corner, there is so much to be seen.