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Address: Monastiraki, Athens, Greece
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Lively flea market neighborhood with lots of small tavernas serving...

Lively flea market neighborhood with lots of small tavernas serving good-value local snacks.

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An area of Athens that never sleeps. You can bump into reggae dancers or any kind of other ethnic dancers who perform. Just amazing and rewarding.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An area of Athens that never sleeps. You can bump into reggae dancers or any kind of other ethnic dancers who perform. Just amazing and rewarding.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Charming old part of Athens with a lot of restaurants, bars, souvenirs shops and a lot of things to see. Amazing view up to Akropolis during evening and night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All the ways goes from monastiraki- one street modern shopping , the other one for restaurants, cafes, another one to syntagma or plaka or acropolis. Small monastery, around it many places to seat, former mosque, and station leads you to airport or pireaus or kifisia. We enjoyed that square very much.

Thank Suleyman A
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were walking back to the place we rented in Athens and just one block from the square, we noticed a guy following me, my husband and our two boys (8-9yo). We stopped at a store to try to lose him. When we arrived to the square, there were two other guys waiting with him and looking at us. It... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Monastiraki is the place to find anything that used or is used!!The meeting point for Antiques and all the rest.Central point to discover Thens,Plaka,Acropolis and taste great food!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our hotel (A for Athens) was located in this area, approx 100m (2mins walk) from Monastiraki station. That was very good, as it is quite an intimidating square outside the station. The floor was filthy and the area seemed somewhat rundown (littering appears to be acceptable in Greece!). Having said that, it looks very nice first thing in a morning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint cobbled streets and shops with Greek souvenirs. Don't forget to negotiate the prices with a smile. Can get discounts upto 50-60%. Several restaurants with wide variety of food. A totally fun place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you follow the shopping mile, Ermou Blvd., straight down from Syntagma Sq. you'll come across Omonia Sq. shortly. This place is a very busy and offers a colourful combination of cafés, restaurants, street vendors, metro passengers etc. and is worth visiting both during the day as well as in the evening. You can have a coffee on one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A maze of little roads, lined with bars, restaurants, cafes, shops, market stalls - reminded me of Marrakech. Lovely place to browse and absorb the atmos :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

lot's of Bar's cafe' , typical restaurants, clubs , so full of energy , since you come up from the metro you feel the mythical greek enthusiasm for beauty and life. Suggest not to miss the VENETI food hall just in the square, coffee and pastry shop , excellent quality , it gives you a taste of all greek cooking... More 

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Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized streets surround the remains of both the Greek and Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.
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