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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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Lots of restaurants and shops

Lots of restaurants, shops and Hadrian's Library right there - worth visiting the area though I think Plaka may be a little cheaper. Wander the Andrianou path from Plaka to... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Lots of restaurants, shops and Hadrian's Library right there - worth visiting the area though I think Plaka may be a little cheaper. Wander the Andrianou path from Plaka to Monastraki to find out!

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This square is where the plaza begins. Very well located and a lot to see. Also there is a metro station. Negative is all the pigeons on the square.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Anyone who visit Athens also should go to Monastiraki. It is the place for good flea market selling cheap and good items and souvenirs. Best Souvlaki in Athens is available here at cheap price. This place is attractive and colourful throughout day and night.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This ancient square has got very many shops where you can get good bargains, and the small lanes leading into one another are very nice . you can see the Acropolis from the square. if you are on hop-on Hop-off bus, make sure you get down at Monastiraki square and spend around 1 hours just strolling

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had the best kalamaki ever in the flea markets. Unfortunately I didn't get the name of the place to give it 10/10. The flea markets have cheap prices.. got some Sandals on Santorini for 20euro more than the exact same ones here! The stalls that we asked if they sold socks pointed us to ones that did showing they... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Monastiraki is an area in central Athens with both historical sites, restaurants and markets. Shopping seems more reasonable and enjoyable here than in the Plaka area.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a place to shop and eat this would be the perfect place to go. There are numerous cafes, restaurants, and clothing stores. Transportation is great in this area (use Uber, its cheaper).

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Monastiraki is central in Athens and going to the various sites poses no problems. Besides the historical sites, there are many restaurants and both high market as well as cheaper souvenir shops around. We particularly enjoyed the food at the Evxapis where we were served our first moussaka. The staff there were polite, welcoming and helpful and we enjoyed the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very interesting neighborhood, nice people, great places to eat ! try some shopping in the greek "souks"

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Katowice, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A place is a must to visit, it's where the nightlife is going on! Bunch of tourist stuff around, souvenirs, restaurat, etc. But the view at Acropolis is amazing at night and there are many restaurants for a romantic date.

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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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