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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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The market on sundays is amasing

The area is a nice place but the market on sundays is extra ordirniary, if you are in to antiques you`ll find it here. Everything from stamps to antic rifels but mostly funiture... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The area is a nice place but the market on sundays is extra ordirniary, if you are in to antiques you`ll find it here. Everything from stamps to antic rifels but mostly funiture, porslin, books, coins, but like i said just anything can pop up. Prices is not fixed and to bargain is many times a must.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Starting from Syntagma Square and walking all the way down to Ermou street-the main shopping Athens street- you arrive to Monastiraki. You can walk around the square, have a nice kebab, see the souvenir stores and then walk along the pedestrian street along the metro line..and enjoy a beautiful view of the antiquities. There you can find plenty of small... More 

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Loads to see and do with some great shopping - do not stick to one street make sure you walk up and down and along going parallel with each street - particularly liked the walkway over the bridge with all the stall holders selling homemade and craft items - great for presents ! The bars and restaurants are all vying... More 

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Midrand, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had such a blast just walking around, taking in the sights people watching, loved the restaurants nearby as well, found a place to sit have coffee and just while away a few hours withfriends

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Loved Monastiraki Square! Met many nice people. Many things to buy, a real shopping bonanza! I bought gifts for friends, bought nuts, and cherries. So many things to see and do. Had lunch at a very nice restaurant. Trip of a lifetime.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

One of the busiest squares I have visited so far. There are lots of Restaurants here and Great Shopping as well to suit your budget. Can be very busy as well but the atmosphere is great. You can wander around and go into side streets where you will find loads of activities and a large market as well. Make sure... More 

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Monastiraki is a labyrinth of small streets below the Acropolis containing souvenir stores, tavernas with Greek food, neoclassical buildings and more. You can find anthing from antiques to Greek stautes and trendy clothes. There are corners containing ancient monuments with cafes where you can drink coffee and soak in the atmosphere. It is a very vibrant part of downtown where... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Monastiraki is a lively area with a square where people gather, so you will find groups of friends sitting, playing guitar or having coffee at one of the many cafes and bars. Ermou street, specially on weekends, is crowded with people going in and out of shops, eating on the street or sipping coffee at the bars. We loved this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The outdoor restaurants are amazing, shopping is all around you, live entertainment in the evening, views of Akropolis from this location. You can enjoy mid afternoon and evening here getting your souvenirs and having a wonderful dinner at an outdoor cafe right in the middle of such a historical place. This is a must do cannot miss experience.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A must do when in Athens, Monastiraki square. Situated right in the core of the old city, a place full of action at all hours of the day. From markets, to souvenirs, to good eats, block off a few hours to sit and enjoy. If you branch out a little, you can find some ancient sites and locations as well.

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