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Address: Athens, Greece
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Hustle and Bustle

You have to visit this place if you are in Athens, especially on a weekend. It is so vibrant and buzzing. Full of culture and loads of places to eat. The flea market is also here... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You have to visit this place if you are in Athens, especially on a weekend. It is so vibrant and buzzing. Full of culture and loads of places to eat. The flea market is also here for some bargains!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Monastiraki is a local market in the center of Athens,which runs on the south side of Ermou Street, the height of Metropolis Square by Square Thissio cloose to Psiri, Plaka and Thission. Don't miss it !!!!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This location is center of city and you can go in 3 km radius Historical places such as Roman Agora, souvenir shops, all nice tavernas with plenty to choose, Fish and meat market not far and all the nice cafe and sweet shops, special shops for spices, greek cheese and olives shop. In short you can find anything you want... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You will be in this place many times during your visit to Athens , major attractions are nearby , coffee shops , souvenirs ,restaurants , metro station . A crowded place but be careful this crowd is not only tourists it is a mix of a few locals and tourists and a lot of emigrants and beggars that keep trying... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We probably walked through this square every day for the week we were in Athens. The side streets have great local cuisine, cheap to moderate. You do have to watch for pickpockets or people who will grab your wrist to tie a woven bracelet on you, then ask for payment. Just keep an eye on your belongings. That said, we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When you visit Athens you have to pass from monastiraki is at the city center. The old flea market is there and actually is all around the historical sites and especially Acropolis rock and the Parthenonas temple. Enjoy the view with the sun as you drinking a Greek coffee.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Even in the off season this area is very busy. The flea market is a lot of shops with a lot of touristy stuff. If you love to browse and shop you will probably like it. I am not much of a shopper and this kind of "market" is not my kind of experience. Lots of restaurants and places to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Small streets with tourist shops, great kebabs places as well you can see the Acropolis from a small distance. It's great to take a walk and enjoy the surroundings

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We got to the MOnastrili a couple of times while in Athens. It's one of the most popular tourist places in the city. You can find a wide variety of bars and restaurants around here, lots of souvenir shops and a very good starting point for visiting historical attractions! a definite must-see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Monastiraki is bustling with tourist and Athenians. It's a large plaza that unites access to historical sites, shopping in Plaka, a street flea market, fresh food stands, open air cafes, and access to the Metro. Great place to stop for a bite to eat and rest before your next adventure. Phenomenal people watching.

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Monastiraki
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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