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Monastiraki

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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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Definitely worth a visit

Lovely market square with lots going on including flea market and street food. We stopped by for a snack (wrap with lamb, fries and Greek salad), no idea what's it called but will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Lovely market square with lots going on including flea market and street food. We stopped by for a snack (wrap with lamb, fries and Greek salad), no idea what's it called but will certainly go back for more before we leave. A place to get all your cheap souvenirs!

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Essex, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This square is for the young, the young at heart and for those who enjoy a pounding bongo beat and/or student entertainment. There is always something going on and at a somewhat frenetic pace, so if you are looking for a rest and a quiet coffee, do not even consider this area. Yes, there is a flea market, and there... More 

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Graz
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for junk and trinkets to take back to people back home. This is the place. Most places have the same stuff, maybe with little differences.

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Carefree, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Nothing really special about this area. The train station is centrally located here and the area offers, bakeries, food, and a flea market. The flea market has the typical fare of tourists t shirts and trinkets, shoes, clothing and an antique market. It's a good place to rest your feet with a baked good and people watch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Right off of the metro station is the flea market and places to eat. You can stroll through all the stores and pick up some Athens souvenirs. Everyone is very nice and pleasant. Fun toy store in town to explore. We walked through this are I. The daytime as well as night time and felt safe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Monastiraki is an important train station for the tourist. Other than the usual attractions, sandals, bars, etc, for us, , it was our focal point for planning our walks. From here, we explored the flea market which would take an hr; it's a 5-10 min walk to Ancient Agora (valuable site which might take a whole morning); 15-20 min walk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

There's nothing wrong with this area, that I can think of. On the other hand, there's nothing unique about it, either. It's a decent place with a flea market and a flea market atmosphere. Some of the graffiti on the walls is absolutely stunning, but most of the place has a slums feel to it, and I would not risk... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

There are great bars in Monastraki, Faust, Clumsies and all other great bars located in Monastraki. Definetely stay close to this area.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Monastiraki Station brings you out on the new concourse by new I mean since 2004 ,the turn to the left as you exit will take you into the old street bazaar ,with leather sandals ,bags belts and hand-made jewellry shops and souvenirs aplenty,and for many years the place you went to but kids bikes,though now that is no longer the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Didn't have a great start to our Athens trip. Be vigilant at the Monastiraki station. Upon reaching Monastiraki we were looking for the lift as we had a huge bag with us. A fat lady came over and said she will show us the lift. We followed her. The lift was crowded. A local guy started speaking loudly and started... More 

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