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Monastiraki

Monastiraki, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #27 of 194 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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Ellsworth, Maine
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126 reviews 126 reviews
55 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

When I visited Greece in May and June I visited Monasteraki almost everyday during a two week period. We took the metro from Pireaus on the green line that had the destination for Kiffisia. The metro was great! We got off in Monasteraki. Outside the station were multiple fresh fruit stands. We walked all over. There are great stores everywhere... More

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Perth
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This large square with a tiny little church in one corner is the real beating heart of Athens and is busy basically 24 hours a day. Although you can see every class of person here, I have never felt intimidated here. From here, in one direction you can head to the famous Athens flea markets for bargains and in the... More

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Halden, Norway
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you like the blend of different cultures, music from Afrika, lots of people just gather there for food, music and night market for shopping. I found this place very exciting and that stunning view of The Acropolis! Be careful of your belongings.

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Apart from the obvious historic significance of the monastery, this area is just fun to be around. Plenty to see and do and great views up to the acropolis. For better views, go up to "A for Athens" or "360" bars close by. lots of souvlaki places to eat and the food is tasty and relatively cheap. All sorts of... More

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a very important part of Athens city. It is in the heart of central Athens and has an enormous history. It's just a short walk to Syntagma, Acropolis, Plaka, Omonia (avoid) and also in and of itself it has a lot of history, shopping and fun things to do. Most tourists will cross through here at least once... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

All kinds of food here from take away gyros (to die for) to sit down places. Lots of small shops and there is a money exchange here too. Grab a gyro and a cold drink, take a seat outside and enjoy the atmosphere! We enjoyed navigating the narrow streets on foot.

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Targoviste, Romania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
60 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This place is definetely a must-go in Athens as it reflects very well the atmosphere of the city. You can take a view over the Acropolis and also walk over the crowded narrow streets of Athens. The popular Ermou street is close to Monastiraki, and also the Ancient Agora..

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Budapest, Hungary
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154 reviews 154 reviews
39 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We (a couple) decided to make a souvenir hunt at the area of Monastiraki, after visiting it several times. You will be impressed of how many small shops there are in the area around the Monastiraki station. You can find all kinds of souvenirs and ancient Greek type of clothes and sandals. However, we were not able to find exactly... More

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Brussels
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Good atmosphere.A bit touristy but may be thats what I was looking for :-) There are plenty of shops to look around.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a very busy area.. Not far from Akropolis.. It's a very vibrant area full of life. Nice at any time of day but comes alive at night! Lots of nice shops.. Around the flea market. I found the real ' greek worry beads ' amongst the usual commercial tourists items. Fanntastic bars and restaurants.. But choose wisely as... More

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