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Monastiraki

Monastiraki, Athens, Greece
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As featured in Athens for free and 1 other guide
Ranked #26 of 188 attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My title says it all. Its very European and not touristy. The food places are numerous, slightly sketchy-looking, but the food is amazing. There are a lot of Gypsies around, which is always creepy (and they will definitely bother you). There are nice old churches and ruins, and alone the back alleys and roads are craft shops, antique shops, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My friend and I spent a few days here shopping at all the eclectic stores, eating at amazzzing restaurants, and having some drinks. This place is RIGHT at the metro and is a great time. We met sooo many wonderful people here. Also, this place is busy every single day ~ not just weekends. And it is at the base... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I probably would not go there if the the metro station was not the station to go to for the Agora, the Flea Market and a nice shopping area. There are a few stalls in the square where we bought a Kilo of nice strawberries for 1.90 euros, A lot of cafes in the area especially along the street, parallel... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We visited during Sunday morning when the Flea markets was at it height, the main flea market squire was fully of lovely furniture, but the rest around the surrounding streats were like a UK boot fair. It was interesting and full of junk and possiblily some treasures. My suggestion is to go early starting at Monastrikaki metro and walk to... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you love to shop at good prices this is the place to come. There are loads of shops at good prices in all the streets - whether your a brand person or a flee market person your bound to find something.

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This square is busy all of the time but at night, it comes alive... You can get anything you want from cafés to street vendors and a hub for travel anywhere in Athens. It is a great place and there are great bars and cafés off the square.What you do need to be mindful of is the street sellers. They... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Of course everyone knows to go to all the historical sights in Athens, but this is an excellent spot to haggle with vendors and sample street foods. Perfect for people watching....grab a table on the street at a cafe and order some drinks!

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed 5 minutes walk from the Monastiraki Square which is very popular place for both locals and tourists. There you can find lots of fresh fruits, souvenirs and street food. The Square is link by many main shopping streets and flee markets. From the square you can get to lots of attractions; the Parliament, the Central markets, the World... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Anything you want you will find it in this district.Ideal both for a coffee and a morning walk and for your evening stroll.Ideal for relaxing in the piazza,to take a walk in the surrounding streets or sit in one of the dozens of bars or cafes that you will find here.And all this just below the Acropolis.In the city center... More

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Campbellford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is an really cool market, set in one of the oldest parts of the city. I didn't buy a lot as it's mostly souvenir-type stuff like tshirts and clay replicas of monuments, but some stores had some lovely jewellery and unique items too. We ate in a lovely open-air restaurant but unfortunately I can't recall the name. The streets... More

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