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Monastiraki

Address: Monastiraki, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #21 of 178 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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, Cultural
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Van Anda
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191 reviews 191 reviews
113 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

If you are only going to stop and wander about on the hop on hop off bus route, this is a good pick. There are ancient buildings, vendors of everything imaginable and people watching. A few annoying beggers, that are easily ignored. Very unique (and same same plastic) souvenirs at not too bad pricing.

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Brussels, Belgium
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Lots of things to do around Monastiraki... kafenions (cafés), restaurants of all kind, a wide variety of shops... clothing, music, accessories, antiques, collectables. There is also a nice weekend market. Definitely THE square you need to spend a day (and night) at, if not more...

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Seattle
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57 reviews 57 reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

A fun area alongside ancient Agora loaded with restaurants, coffee shops and shopping. There were different street entertainers performing each day we visited Monastiraki.

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Brooklyn, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This was such a fantastic area for dinner and nightlife that we came back to eat around here three out of our four nights in Athens. We simply could not find a better, more enjoyable, and more authentic feeling experience. The restaurants are obviously crowded with tourists, but just as many locals seem to eat around here too. It is... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The weekend market has a mix of collectables , antiques and off the wall curios and even if you don't buy anything its a great place to spend a few hours , take in the sights and relax with a coffee

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Monastiraki! This is the place to go and to be in today's Athens. It seems that everything is happening in this area! Very near Plaka, Thissio and Ermou Street. Restaurants, cafés, art galleries, antiques and souvenirs shops, flea markets and popular artists performing here and there. Monastiraki means party and celebrations! In four nights stay in Athens, I went to... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I come to this section of Athens every year. It's the perfect place to buy souvenirs and explore small alleys of Athens. Hidden within buildings are ancient columns and ruins, an old agora with cafes surrounding it and old buildings still in use. You could spend all day here getting lost and finding unique shops. It's a huge tourist area,... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

One of the most important places for Athenians to meet and hang out. Many restaurants and cafes, cocktail bars etc. Very busy square full of people every time anytime !

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you be in the area don't stay only in the Plaka region, around Monastiraki station. Walk towards the area on the left (when you have your back at Ermou street, the monastiraki station at your right and you look towards Syntagma. The area around the Agia Eirini square is a lively "playground" full of nice coffee shops, some great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

After a good day's walking trip, to acropolis, to plaka, you end up at monastiraki. A big square with a huge train and metro station lots of restaurants around,cafes, a roman time temple and a mosque nearby, not in use anymore. .. it is a place to rest and enjoy. The food and the people. And if you're interested, there's... More 

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