The Doors of Plaka

The old historical neighborhood of Plaka sits on a hillside under the northeast slope of the Acropolis. Plaka was built around the ruins of the Ancient Agora of Athens in an area continuously inhabited since antiquity. This charming neighborhood is a main tourist attraction in Athens offering views of the Acropolis and Mount Lycabettus, ancient ruins, neoclassical architecture, and plenty of shops, cafes, and tavernas.

We spent an afternoon walking the narrow streets of Plaka. The upper neighborhood is a mix of beautifully restored homes and those left to crumble over time. Elegant doors decorate the restored homes. In contrast, the worn, forgotten doors of the abandoned houses have become canvases for graffiti artists. The mix of elegant, forgotten, and graffitied buildings and doors creates an interesting character for this old neighborhood.

Elegant Doors





Forgotten Doors



Graffitied Doors



This post was inspired by Thursday Doors.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature sponsored by Norm Frampton allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.

14 thoughts on “The Doors of Plaka

  1. Your first forgotten door is wonderful! I have come across your site via Debi…now following and looking forward to checking out more posts

    1. Sue, Thank you for visiting and for following my blog. My favorites are the faded, worn forgotten doors found many places in Greece. The old buildings sit side-by-side with renovated ones. I look forward to looking at your blog. Thanks again!

  2. Some lovely finds in this collection. I love the rich dark brown of the second one.
    If you haven’t already, don’t forget to swing by my post and add your post to our link-up list so that others can find it. Look for the blue ‘froggie’ button near the bottom of my post. Cheers 🙂

    1. Thank you, Norm. I’m happy to have found your site and fellow door lovers.

      I haven’t used the ‘froggie’ button. Doesn’t the pingback request add my link to the comment section of your blog? I’ll give the ‘froggie’ a try. Thanks for letting me know.

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