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“Colorful” 4 of 5 stars
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Monastiraki
Monastiraki, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #21 of 178 Attractions in Athens
Type: Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Lively flea market neighborhood with lots of small tavernas serving good-value local snacks.
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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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“Colorful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

First time to be able to visit this area---loved it. Were able to visit on a Sunday---Flea Market Day. Crowded and colorful.

Visited October 2013
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“We Love Monastiraki!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We got out of the Metro station to a huge lovely square loaded with locals and tourists.
On Sunday morning (try to do it early!), we enjoyed a colorful flea market named "Avissyniass Square". Bought a nice handmade plate from Rhodes Island, Mikis Theodorakis (the Greek songwriter) and Giorgos Zambetas (the composer) CD disks and Greek souvenirs from the numerous shops in the area.
There are tables available at the endless number of cafes and restaurants.
Have some local food; drink the fabulous "Resina" wine.
This is the most attractive square in Athens.
We shall be back!
S'agapo Athens!

Visited October 2013
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Jensen Beach, Florida
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“Great for walking around and taking in the local restaurants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Just a neat area to visit, if you have done the Acropolis, or not, continue through Plaka to Monastiraki. Market type stalls/shops selling almost anything at to be bartered prices but great fun. Hungry for a quick bite, just buy a cheese pie from any of the many vendors or stop for lunch at one of the many restaurants on Adrianou.

We ate dinner here one night and it was superb local food, managed to get talking with the owner at times and he took especially good care of us. The food, the local beers, the Ouzo before dinner, although it is traditionally a drink at lunchtime, to the fabulous Greek music, no not the phoney Zorba style what a very enjoyable evening.

Monastiraki comes alive at night so make sure you go out later at night for your normal dinner.

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Charlottesville, VA
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“One of the beautiful squares of Athens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The square is surrounded by many shops and restaurants. There are also fresh fruit and vegetable vendors that sell there wares in the square. The metro stop located there is convenient to the entire city. I've seen that some folks say to avoid it at night but we walked through and around it several times in the early evening with our family of adults and children without any problems.

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“Best Square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Fun place with some very inexpensive ( but very good) places to eat on the northeast side. Active and fun in the evening and night.

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