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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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Busy night and day. Lots of side streets to explore. Just take a little extra care in the metro station there

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Limerick, Ireland
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Busy night and day. Lots of side streets to explore. Just take a little extra care in the metro station there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Vibrant and full of action during the day and night. Cafe's and restaurants available with great food. Do drop by at the Poet Sandal Maker shop.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I recently went to Athens with my family (April 2015) and on our last day we went to Monastiraki metro station to change to get to Syntagma metro station. As it was our last day, we had checked out of our hotel and had our suitcases with us. While we were standing on the platform, a man approached us and... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

You know how we are so used to souvenirs by major tourist attractions to be very expensive? Well not here! All prices were so reasonable as a matter of fact I thought I was just gonna buy a keychain but ended up 3 bags of souvenirs! Its also a very vibrant place, people walking up and down til late evening,... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Crowded touristy place but so worth it.. I loved coming back to monastriki every evening because it was so lively ... the people , the shopkeepers everyone iss very friendly. Lots of restaurants and bars and they all serve magnificent food... the flea market is amazing and bargain is the word...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We used the station here to travel to the airport, also there's a hop on hop off bus stop and it's useful to walk from here to other areas like the Central Market. Be vigilant for pickpockets and touts.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Crowded especially towards the evenings. A place with many shops selling the typical type of souvenir which you should look around for price comparison. Lots of eatery as well with Hard Rock Café within the streets.Be wary of the Jamaican street peddlers who try to tie a bracelet on your wrist and demand for payment. They will not take no... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A slice of real life in Istanbul. A crowded maze of people, icon shops, markets, spice shops, second hand goods etc. Good for a walk. To do this properly have a few destinations in mind to visit as the crowds make navigating into the various churches and around the squares difficult. Good places to buy icons.

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Lots of Bars and restaurants in the small streets off the square, very touristy area but lots of bustle and of course the flea market. All buses and the metro stop at the square and is ideal for visits to Hadrian's library and Ancient Athens

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The square is VERY touristy. Be wary of the Jamaican street peddlers who will grab your wrist and not take no for an answer or before you know it they will have tied one of their bracelets around you wrist and will be demanding money for their 'cause'. The flea market is worth a visit. I bought a very nice... 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.