I've been reading up on Plaka as well as watching You Tube videos of it. Although I disliked it when I visited Athens 6 years ago because I found the main shopping drag filled with tacky tourist shops, I didn't walk all that much through it per se. The You Tube video I saw of it on a rainy day made it seem like Beacon Hill in Boston (well, less posh but still quite charming with its small Neoclassical buildings.
The guidebooks make it sound like it is MOSTLY a tourist trap, which is just the thing I want to avoid. I don't like doing touristy things, e.g., shopping or eating/drinking.
Has anyone actually stayed a couple of weeks or more in Plaka, at an airbnb or a bed and breakfast (they must be hard to find as I couldn't find many, just nondescript buildings on the outskirts)?
I found an airbnb in Koukaki just south of Filoppopou Hill, about a 20-25 minute walk away. There is a hotel I found as well close to the Acropolis Museum but I'd prefer not to stay in a hotel, which I will be doing plenty of later in during my trip.