Even if you don't feel like shopping, it's a very nice walk from Monastiraki to Sintagma (or vice versa). All you have to do is choose a sunny morning, look around and window-shop.
Shops and I the pedestrian people walking eating drinking cofee near the syntagma square and monastiraki
Catch the bus in to Ermou st. Start at the top end slowly walking right thru to Monastriki train station. Great coffee shops, plenty of wifi cafés , clothing stores, shoe store. Great little church situated in the centre of Eramou. Great shopping in side streets and crossroads. Plenty of nearby ruins. At the end of Eramou some 1 km... More
I have no interest for H&M and Zara when visiting Athens but you could check out locals going out there for shopping and strolling down the street. It will lead you to Monastiriki which would be more entertaining.
What was most interesting to me on Ermou Street is the involuntary but perfect showcase of what good urban planning of a street can do to a city. Ermou is divided into two parts: the pedestrian part and the regular street-with-cars part. The difference is staggering. The pedestrian part is a nice shopping street which is a pleasure to walk... More
On my first day in Athens I wandered down Ermou Street. The street was packed with vendors selling uninteresting, used merchandise-batteries, used clothes, etc.. A woman was selling an interesting utensil used to core vegetables. I bought 2 and when I arrived at the hotel I noticed that one was broken. The reviews for this street make it sound like... More
I went to athens for 2weels in a business trip , at least 10 days from them I was regularly a guest for this lovely street and this neibourhood , every thing you might need to buy is their , many good brands with nice prices , you shoud not miss a walk in this street as long you are... More
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