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Lively flea market neighborhood with lots of small tavernas serving good-value local snacks.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“flea market” (364 reviews)
“metro station” (103 reviews)
“antique shops” (27 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a really wonderful experience. This area was the former Turkish bazaar area and is very colorful area with architecture reminiscent of Turkish influence. Loved strolling through the marketplace, narrow streets (shady too), also has a flea market area with all sorts of items...More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed yesterday

My friend and I had the pleasure of staying just off the Monastiraki square in the Pella Inn. The square is walking distance and viewing distance of the Acropolis. The square and streets around it are packed with shops and stalls, restaurants,cobbled streets and often...More

Thank LauzB94
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Can't wait to leave. Don't understand these low lifes who just want to prey on visitors. Feel totally unsafe.

Thank Martina C
Reviewed yesterday

We went to this areas so many times! It's quite busy with many tourists but also locals! The small streets are full of shops and cafes (TAF in Normanou street is definitely recommended bar/cafe). This area is very central and is great for a walk,...More

Thank phil1322
Reviewed yesterday

Lots of sights to take in, lots of shopping to be done and lots of food to eat! Lovely place to spend the day away~

Thank Felicia L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unlike the much more touristy Plaka, this adjacent area retains much old world charm. Prices of clothing and other foods seemed cheaper. The restaurants cater more to locals and the flea market, with tons of stuff I wish I could ship back home, make the...More

Thank Pfitzgerald1946
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I liked this neighbourhood because it's vibrant and full of energy. Lots of shops and restaurants. It's also pretty crowded, so just be careful with your belongings.

Thank Vindik
Reviewed 2 days ago

The small streets and alleys here had a good vibe, with a wide range of items for sale from old to new. The cafes and restaurants were delightful, although the sales pitch was at times overbearing. Be aware that as the shops wares encroach onto...More

Thank drakeekard
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As far as shopping goes Monastiraki is a congested flea market. Way too many people for me and I have to say I liked placa much better to shop

Thank Xfiveohhx
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Feel part of the hustle and bustle of Ancient Greece in this fabulous square. The touristy tavernas are reasonably priced ditto icecream places (though not the artesenal home made joys to be found in other places). Great buzz, just don't let your guard down and...More

Thank princessadventure
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
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Nadia R
Will market be open Sunday 1st January 2017 as its a public holiday
May 23, 2016|
Response from Ahmad A | Reviewed this property |
I was over here on easter, everything was closed except for the flea market. So I am guessing that the flea market and restaurants will be open, which is still nice. Otherwise, In Greece people love their holidays. People... More
Can some one tell me till what time the shops are open ? I am reaching athens in the evening . can I explore the market between 7 - 9 pm ? to what extent can i bargain ?
June 27, 2015|
Response from Людмил Ф |
At Plaka you have not problem to shoping between 7-9pm=