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Monastiraki

Monastiraki, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #25 of 208 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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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Colnbrook, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Visit by Metro and enjoy the station and its construction. Then go and do your shopping and eating. Lively area during day and night

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

It's a flea market right in the heart of Plaka, a tourist area. So expect lot's of tourist, overpriced items and scammers selling flowers. Like most of tourist market, not a lot of serious stuff you can get here aside from local souvenir (which usually overpriced) - but you should visit this area at least once fir the atmosphere and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Without being incredibly rich in historical value, shopping or quality of restaurant, Monastiraki stays a very important central point to spend some time and buy small stuff, and being close to many other area

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Antwerp, Belgium
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

but you have to experience it... especially at night the ruins and temples all lit up... people walking around... all the shops open... you have to love Athens (but have a look around too though... these people are having a very difficult time right now)

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Belmont, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

so many restaurants and so much to do and see. All in walking distance of tons of attractions. Many locales as well as tourists. Very safe area.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

safe, very nice, great place to do all you shopping!!!! one very nice and family run business is byzantium 40 year old shop run by father mother and son. great prices and everything is hand made in greece NOT CHINA ....

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Glenview, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The square name comes from a small church Panayia Pantanassa Church, meaning small monastery. It is a pleasant 10 minute walk from Syntagma Square. This area that under 400 years of Turkish rule had bazaar, baths and mosque which is now a museum. The whole area and square, recently renovated has that "middle eastern" feeling. This one of the most... More

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Constanta, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We went in Monastiraki to have dinner and lunch every day of our staying in Athens.Great place with good Greque musique,friendly people and tastefull food!

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miami
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Bustling shopping grounds with hustlers selling their unique wares. Go with lots of cash and get ready to negotiate to get awesome deals. The square is full of break dancers, musicians and lots of people.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Bustling square with lots of happenings - brlliant break-dancing & street music going on when I was there. Little Byzantine church hidden in the corner wort a visit.

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