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Address: Monastiraki, Athens, Greece
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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Great Flea Market

The flea market here is excellent. It's easy to get the sense that this is the heart of the city. It's located pretty close to the Acropolis. I didn't know what to expect when I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The flea market here is excellent. It's easy to get the sense that this is the heart of the city. It's located pretty close to the Acropolis. I didn't know what to expect when I first came here, but I learned the people are very friendly and the food is amazing. Walk around for a bit. Do a little shopping... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This place is extremely crowded by tourist. Be careful when you are there because there are a lot of "Jamaican" type of people offering the wrist band for free in beginning and in the end they will ask for money for that. So watch out from them. However this area has the most interesting souvenir shops in Athens, so it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is a major square in Athens, as well as a subway stop. It is near the Ancient Agora and not a far walk from the Acropolis. There is also a flea market just off of it. It is great for people watching. There is church in the center which is pretty also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Buzzing market , serene and lively place . great local flaours and atrefacts. A must visit in Athens.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I did not enjoy walking through the flea market because I don't like large crowds and pushy sales people. I'm not good at haggling either; i just like to be left alone when I shop. It didnt take me very long to let other people I was with shop while I went and waited in the square. Its not different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Lots to do. Very serene, historical and lively location. A place surrounded by cafes and local entertainment. A must visit place when in Athens

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It's the most lively place in Athens with people of all nationalities, ages chilling around. It has a lot of things to do - bakeries, ice cream parlours, local markets, street performers etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I have lived for many years in this city and Monastiraki became for me special..... Where you go there the history was born..... You cant miss this specially hot summer evening or night walks....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Flea market is in this area and is always busy , fun area to go to bargen with the sales people at the touristy shop ,'

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

There is just so much here. An old mosque, church, markets, street performers and loads of shopping/eating opportunities. We were told (by our guide) the best Yeros are available under a green window up to your left as you face the mosque (behind the church). We tried them and they were good but not quite what we expected. But at... More 

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Monastiraki
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.