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Monastiraki

Monastiraki, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #27 of 206 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Lively flea market neighborhood with lots of small tavernas serving good-value local snacks.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I went to this place in the evening for a walk with my family, its quit nice in the evening with lots of restaurants and food vendors in the street. Lots of shopping opportunity if you want, and not very expensive in my opinion. After travelling other parts of Europe also I think Athens is not very expensive in general.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Found that a lot of the areas in Athens run into each other when you're walking around. It is touristy, but a fun place to walk around. Nice to be part of the crowd (we were there end of September, so it was shoulder season), and check out all the touristy shops, even if a lot of them have the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is a nice area to spend a day/afternoon shopping and visiting around. It's a charming neighborhood where there's different kinds of shops, restaurants, activities for children/young children. It's more of a tourist area, but it's a fun experience. The architecture/style of the buildings reminds me of the mediterranean style (probably because of the location of the Greece...). Even though... More

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Coffeyville, Kansas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is a very touristy area, but I don't mind. There are many shops where you can buy cheap souvenirs. There's many restaurants here. There are also local street vendors selling fruits and pastries.

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San Diego, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This area was pretty cool. It's a big outdoor shopping center with vendors selling mostly touristy trinkets. There really wasn't anything of interest here except the people. People-watching here is great. Unless you want to stalk up on useless junk, then come here to shop!!!

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Sungai Petani, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I love the environment, the people, the choices of goods especially souvenirs. Not too expensive, lots of good shops. Spend some time here, you',ll love it!

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Layton, UT
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The flea market was another shopping street similar to what we saw in the Plaka. What we really liked was the nightlife we saw (it was Saturday night) and especially the view of the Acropolis with the lights on from the rooftop restaurant where we ate dinner. You can also see that Acropolis view from the square by the metro... More

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Gaillard, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I can only rate this a 3 just because I do feel that the tourists get a bit ripped off on the antiques (some stuff I heard the guys saying to tourists was funny, outrageous and glad the tourists didn't buy it...) ... and personally I prefer the area Plaka... But besides that I totally feel that this is worth... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Monastiraki is worth a visit. Place has loads of restaurant and buzzing. You can see flee market and shop if one wants to. I just went to see and get a feel, but didn't find worth shopping

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

its ok but not a must do. Prefer plaka myself. This is quite standard tat you can find anywhere in the world.

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