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Monastiraki

Monastiraki, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #27 of 202 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 young children, Activities for older children
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Forest Hills, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

One of my favorite parts of traveling is bringing home souvenirs and gifts for my friends and family. This is where I got all of my shopping done in Athens. There are some amazing little shops- most noticeably the Olive wood store that makes all types of kitchenware from olive wood, and a leather shop that sells amazing bags and... More

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Itu, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

After visit Parthenon and Acrópolis, while waiting for visit some island. you must visit Monastiraki with its streets and flea markets. Is a little boring if you dont want to buy souvenirs, but is near Plaka and you can Always find some restaurant & café while wait for women discover something ususful to buy.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Monastiraki is a great place to visit. Plenty of touristy type shops, eating places. You can easily walk to The Plaka, Acropolis Museum and The Parthenon.

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Kamloops, Bc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Well worth the visit. It is not that far from the center, has a lively square and it is easy access to many flea markets and shops in the area. If you go on a saturday, it is very lively with more street side items for sale. Fish and produce market only a few blocks up the street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The place is very lively with amazing places to eat. It is worth it to get lost in the market and just explore the area. The shops were more expensive than anticipated (as we had the connotation of it being flee market. There were street performers every where and some street vendors were pushy. We were told several times to... More

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Limoise, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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