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Hermes, the God of commerce. Surely the shops are enough to sattisfy even the most demanding customer. The prices flaxuate from cheap to expensive. It is surely convenient to shop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think the best street in Athens. Plenty of shops and restaurants Close to other important spots, like plaka psirri and parliament. Fun never end here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Hermes, the God of commerce. Surely the shops are enough to sattisfy even the most demanding customer. The prices flaxuate from cheap to expensive. It is surely convenient to shop at a pedestrian's street since Athens is not a pedestrian's city.

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Thank Polyvios K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This Ermou Street is about 1.2km long. The first half of the street mainly the typical branded stuff, which can be boring. However, the second half of the street that makes it more interesting for foreign travellers, local traditional shops. You can look for many local souvenirs at not so fancy price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Hermes, or Ermis, was the god of commerce in Ancient Greece. It is therefore expected to give his name to the most commercial street in Athens! Here you will find moderately priced shops, as well as a few budget ones and very few expensive ones. You will see many international stores, like Zara and H&M, but also local stores. There... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We really liked this street. It has plenty of shops, and the prices are cheap comparing to Israel. On the side streets you can find coffee shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Between syntagma square and plaka, ermou street is the modern shopping area of athens. All international brands and luxury greek shops are here. I did not shop, but my wife did. For shopping lowers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

This place has all the international brands so if you want to buy anything really, you can find it here. There is a large Marks and Spencer that has really good stuff! Also Zara, H and M, Mango etc. There are also some good places to eat around here. It's a lovely place to hang out and walk around in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Unusual collection of name brand and local stores for shopping. Pedestrian only venue with cobble stone streets and some street vendors offering roasted corn on the cob and nuts. A nice shady spot to take a break.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Very disappointed in the array of shops. Good for a nice stroll but not much there to entice you in to most of them. Not even a very interesting selection of food choices. But there were LOTS of people walking along with me so maybe they had more interest than I. Worth a stroll - but not for shopping.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

A lovely street to stroll down and ponder on possible purchases. And of course you can find all sorts of fast food and souvenirs Nice to see major shops mostly closed on Sundays but of course there's the flea market to browse around......loved it

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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.
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