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Lively flea market neighborhood with lots of small tavernas serving good-value local snacks.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Athens, Greece
+30 21 0324 3237
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were in the Monistiraki area in late afternoon/early evening and found it too crowded. Lots of street sellers and quite commercial. Not for us.

Thank kellypop
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was staying one night in Athens in the O&B hotel right in Monastiraki. Spent the day and evening taking in the atmosphere and seeing all the sights. Place is quite run down but has a great energy. Hundreds of restaurants and almost all full. This...More

Thank Pittasporum
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to stay close to. Lots of places to eat, metro station, markets and easy walk to Syntagma. Happening square.

Thank Cash U
Reviewed 5 days ago

I loved the feel of this area. Lots of hustle and bustle with a couple of fruit stalls with delicious looking fruit and some lovely restaurants and souvenir shops. We got the big red bus from here too.

Thank peacemakerukuk
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Monastiraki is very well known for its flea market. A place to go to find Greece’s souvenirs, to shop or to hang out with friends. Dont forget to bargain! Happy shopping;)

Thank metahanindita
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So this place is a busy hive of activity. Be prepared to dodge the crowds. We were here in September and it’s still hot so take water and hat

Thank Manda J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While in Monastiraki you are luckily surrounded by the grandeur of Ancient Greece represented in the Acropolis, ancient Agora, Roman Agora and the library of Emperor Hadrian. You will have a taste of Christian Greece represented in the Monastiraki (small church); where the square got...More

Thank HebaEssam
Reviewed 1 week ago

lots to do here, the ruins of Hadrian's library the ancient agora and the Monastiraki flea market. You can find lots of hidden gems in the flea market just a massive jumble sale.

Thank Natasha M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My shorts had a hole in them so we went looking at H&M, M&S but it wasn't the right season for them so we went to the Monastiraki Flea Market. Shops selling tourist trinkets, jewellery, footwear, clothing cosmetics etc found shorts had a drink at...More

Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bakery's weigh the goods and quite steep. The fruit stalls are very cheap about €1 per kilo in summer for fruit like strewberys and beautiful cherrys don't ask for less than a kilo or you will be charged the same anyway but full value and...More

Thank PopeDaveThe1st
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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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Antoine D
September 1, 2017|
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Response from M D | Reviewed this property |
I would not buy one in Monastiriki. Maybe worth calling the Greek embassy here in the US for advice. Athens is great! Have a fantastic time! Sunday is flea market day in Monastiriki if you like shopping antiques but be... More
Carla S
August 15, 2017|
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Response from Anna A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, All regular stores are closed in Greece on Sunday. But the stores, restaurants, coffee shops are open on Sundays in Monastiraki all year around at least until late afternoon as this is the main tourist area,
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