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Monastiraki

Monastiraki, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #27 of 201 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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 older children, Activities for young children
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Limoise, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

It is a lively square despite it is very dirty. The many restaurants spoils the atmosphere. Anyway it is a nice place with a view to the Acropolis.

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Athens, Greece
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

In front of the train station It is usually full with young people during the nights and especially in weekends. They play music, dance and organize various events in an amateur level. Monastiraki is an excellent starting point to walk to Thiseio, go up to Acropolis, Syntagma Square or just wonder around the beautiful streets of Plaka. This area offers... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Not in a bad way, but in a good. Filled with tourists! Street art! Restaurants! and every bit of Greek culture!

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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Monastiraki is the 'must go to' place in Athens if you want to get a good flavour of local shopping, be it for souveniers, leather goods, clothing or for absolutely fresh and amazing fruits and miscellaneous items apart from the 100's of restaurants there serving delicious food. Remember not to feel shy with some friendly bargaining in case you are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

it's near to the center of athens, with pairs of typical church and full of life, bar, locals, restaurants. you can also see the acropolis

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Adelaide, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

At the Metro stop of Monastiraki are the markets which sell all the tourist souvenirs. this is a great place to start your walking tour of Monastiraki and surrounding areas. Easy walk to the Akropolis winding through the various stores selling cheap trinkets to beautiful works of art. If you walk towards the Flea market sign you will find the... More

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Athens, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Always a busy square... Nice starting point for sightseeing in the center, but a bit dirty and in the night, lots of dodgy people.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

One of my favorite places in Athens. The perfect place for a walk. You can easily arrive with Metro to Monastiraki and start your walk within the small alley. 1st option is to walk through Monastiraki, Psiri and Thisio. 2nd option for walk is through Monastiraki and Plaka! For those that they like really to walk recommended to try the... More

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Chicago
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Nothing much in this area. Only people standing around and not sure for what. Mostly teens. Better go inside for Pisiri area.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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37 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I have been to many cities in the world but this had to be one of the creepiest and most uncomfortable places I have been to. The economic crisis in Greece is made evident by the number of people who eye you suspiciously. One man actually started following me and tried to wait quietly outside the shop I escaped into,... More

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