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Monastiraki

Address: Monastiraki, Athens, Greece
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Type: Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Other, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Fee: No
Owner description: Lively flea market neighborhood with lots of small tavernas serving...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Other, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Lively flea market neighborhood with lots of small tavernas serving good-value local snacks.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great place to walk around after dinner with a great view of the Acropolis. It's a bit more expensive than the rest of Athens but it's full of people and the atmosphere is great!

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Tripoli, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

In the very centre of Athens, a few steps from the Acropolis and the famous area of Plaka, the most lively part of Athens, full of ethnic diversity, street musicians and performers, in a small square (Monastiraki square) where history has left a vivid trace in several aspects, such as architecture, atmosphere, etc. The entire Monastiraki area has an intense... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

There is tons of shops, and even more sellers, it can be overwhelming but if you have travelled to other places its quite common to see hustling sales people. There are an abundance of restaurants to choose from in the market area (gyros are in-between 2.50 and 4 euros), which give you an amazing view of the Acropolis. It is... More 

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Tolo
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

the fish and meat market alone are worth a visit, the area is fairly flat and there are loads of different shops around the back streets of this area. there are also several ancient site in the back streets. If you do the little train ride it takes you past them

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Well what can I say!! This has to be one of the most culturally diverse, and exciting central areas I have been in my extensive years of traveling. As soon as you arrive you the cacophany of heckling and desperate sellers trying to sell a best bargin is overwhelming for the first timer but very quickly you feel as your... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It is the central area of Athens which consists of Syntagma, Omonia and Monastiraki Squares. The Acropolis view is stunning from here. A large number of Cafe's and restaurants are there to quench your eyes with scenic beauty of Acropolis and hunger with their food. Make sure to have a beer or coffee in one of these at the evenings.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Very lively place. The Sunday flee market is very good, we get everything from cheap stuff to expensive curios. Can spend a good 2-3 hours. At about 9.30 only a few shops are open, others prepare themselves for the day. At 10.30 all shops are open. Its better to go at this time and finish shopping. At 12 ish the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We walked through this square many times, but really just because it was a short cut from our hotel. Our first time happened to be on Christmas Eve 2014 at night. Honestly, it was disgusting. Extremely dirty, crowded with loads of dangerous looking people. I did not like this place at all except maybe for a fabulous view of the... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Overestimated, once a flea market, now a noisy, crowded and not so clean open market area with a lot of "souvenirs" for tourists. Not many original stuff to buy, a lot of mediocre food choices.... Visit, but do not spend a lot of your time...

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Monastiraki area is a wonderful place, filled with shops and restaurants, however there is a lot of people. The Monastiraki is a pretty vast and there is many things to see. The stores are repetitive (souvenirs, t-shirts, bags, lots and lots of sandals), therefore walking two to three blocks is good enough and you can say that you've seen... More 

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