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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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This is one of the most intresting areas to walk in Athens . Time recommeended after 17.00. Outside the tube station there are always youngsters playing music or dancing which... read more

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the most intresting areas to walk in Athens . Time recommeended after 17.00. Outside the tube station there are always youngsters playing music or dancing which makes the square always alive .Walking down the small streets you still can understandand how the old neighbours of Athens looked like .Many shols,coffee shops,small restaurants and very good coctail... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was expecting more from Monastiraki. I may have missed some attractions , but my satisfaction with Akropolis was way higher than Monastiraki. Firstly, the ancient Agora was closed for visit on Sunday afternoon which must have affected my humour . The traffic around is caothic and the number of unreliable salesmen is big . I have been in a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A typical neighbourhood to walk slowly or stroll. The city services, in particular municipal sanitation, can put more effort in this neighbourhood.

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This area along with the Plaka Area is sure to please if you are a shopper. You are bound to find that special gift or item to remember your visit.

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Being in Athen is a charming thing words ll never tell now how I loved walking there ll give the feeling of locals many shops restaurants bars night life etc many many places to spend time in it and for sure it's a wonderful place to spend time in it and to try the local culture

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place and metro full of tourists in the middle of athens. Close to the flea market. Very touristical area

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THESSALONIKI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After your visit to Acropolis, it is great to rest at one of the many cafes and restaurants of this area, with great views up to Acropolis! Ask at the ticket office at the main entrance of Acropolis for the road that leads down to Monastiraki. You will pass beside the Roman forum and the Andrian's library on your way... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to walk around the Acropolis and then while away time in any of the eateries around. Also lots of shops for all the bits and pieces to remember Athens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We was there at daytime and also at nighttime and despite it's looks dangerous, is very nice if you like crowded places. A policeman suggests us at 10:00pm to go there and he wasn't wrong.There are a lot of restaurants where you can smoke inside, the food is good and cheap.

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Beersheba, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A tipical place. Whit a lot of boutiques, a lot of intresting pkacex to buy souvenirs and especial food places

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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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