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“Fascinating..” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Central Market

Central Market
42 Athinas Street, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Ranked #14 of 90 Shopping in Athens
4.0 of 5 stars 83 Reviews
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

An assault on the senses... not for the squimish.. try the Gyros Shop across the street from the entrance on the corner of the square..(sorry forgot the name) excellent Gyros (kebab)

Visited April 2012
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Pretoria, South Africa
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“Greece at its most authentic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

There is nothing touristy about the market, yet it is great to see. The one half of this colourful, noisy spectacle is wall-to-wall carcasses (lambs aplenty when I was there just before Easter), while in the hall next door the amazing bounty of the sea is displayed on marble slabs.

It is not for the squeamish, but if you want to see Greece at its most authentic, this is it. Take your camera along (the vendors are used to tourists), but remember to chose the fluorescent white-balance setting; otherwise your photos are all going to have a yellow tinge.

The market is on Athinas Street about midway between Monastiraki and Omonia metro stations. From either of these it is about a five minute walk.

Visited April 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Worth a look for the hustle & bustle”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Worth a look if you are in the area for what is primarily a meat & fish market. Plenty of butchers plying their trade on outside stalls with blood covered 'white coats.
Market building dates from late 19th century.
Some good value sweet shops at the front of the market (facing the road).

Visited March 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Nothing exciting here, just a meat market”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

Worth a look if you're passing it anyway, but don't go out of your way as it's just a meat market. There is nothing much else to look at here.

Visited September 2011
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“Tremendous Meat Market”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

This was the largest meat market I've ever seen. Its cleanliness was at.....or above.....US standards. Each vendor had a small stall enclosed in glass, and many of them encompassed their meats in saran wrap. It went on for aisles and aisles. What a dream!

Visited September 2011
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