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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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Lively square with lots of shops

Monastiraki square and its streets are dubbed "flea market" but it's more like shops. On Sunday there is a real flea market in this area. The shops sell lots of different stuff... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Monastiraki square and its streets are dubbed "flea market" but it's more like shops. On Sunday there is a real flea market in this area. The shops sell lots of different stuff, but I liked the ones with Greek made products especially, such as leather (hand)bags and shoes. You can pick up some nice things here at no great cost.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is good for all the food options, flea market, local culture and the little quaint shops in every corner. It was too overcrowded for us so not great memories but the food we ate was definitely worth the trip to this corner of Athens.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If I am limited on time I prefer Plaka to Monastiraki as it is cleaner and more elegant. But if time is not an issue, this is a good place for an hour or two for shopping. We specifically went to visit the antique shops, of which there were quite a few. It was very busy with lots of tourists,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Monastiraki is one of the top marketplaces in Athens. A wonderful place to spend a couple of hours meandering through the cobbled streets browsing through a diverse range of great merchandise. Great food, clothes, woodwork, jewellery etc.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy during day with fruits vendors and people . Busy at night with activities . Balloon people . A view of the acropolis . The flea market on the side . Restaurants . Cafes . Gift shops

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An absolute fantastik place to just wander around. All the little shops in the side streets are packed with great merchandise and the vendors are not pushy.

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Litóchoron, Pieria, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

walking along the paths of monastiraki you feel that you are walking in a market of a greek island .MOnastiraki is a place where you can find practically eveything esp vintage items (vinyl discs,cds etc).Take time to walk these little paths seing around you the ancient hellenic archaelogical sites .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We discovered this neighborhood while exploring the Agora. It was far more lively and interesting than Plaka. There are some very weird products for sale in the flea market and the restaurants were good to very good, each with a good street feel. We chose places where it was more crowded both inside and out front which enabled much more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved walking around this area. Great people watching, shopping and restaurants. I had the best gyro in my life here! We felt safe and we're glad we visited.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved this little neighborhood just below the Acropolis. Lots of shops that had souvenirs as well as other local products. There were a number of bars and cafes to choose from in between shopping.

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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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