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“metro station”(131 reviews)
“antique shops”(33 reviews)
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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All reviewsflea marketmetro stationantique shopsbusy squaresouvlakistreet vendorspick pocketshadrian's libraryt shirtstourist shopsnarrow streetsancient agorawalk aroundsouvenirspickpocketstavernasacropolis
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nothing special. Not recommended. If you are in search of something original better visit Kabul in Afghanistan.

Thank Akis N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Monastiraki Square appeared so nice on Google maps but the reality was different. It was very busy with people jostling by. Even with the Acropolis in the background, not a place or time to savour. Still picturesque, If you can cope with the hustle...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having read reviews we deliberately left our souvenir shopping to the flea market - wish we hadn’t. This was just a street full of tourist shops and not even good ones.

Thank Bryony R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In the evening is the perfect place to go, with several beautiful Rooftops and also good restaurants and deserts shops. For young people is a Must

Thank Doppelmair
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not hesitate to come and visit this area. Not only for the flea and food market but also for the local atmosphere. Very vibe. Two great roof top 360 and Roof Garden and locals bars. amazing area.

Thank AguirreandCo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. many things to see and buy. a lot of variety from soaps, souvenirs too pretty leather sandals.

Thank Azreena R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place where one can enjoy anything! Shopping, sightseeing, relaxation, walking, photographing... more interesting time to visit on Sundays if you enjoy crowds and flea bargaining. Accessible by train and metro. Don't miss it!!!

Thank GS1501
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Monastiraki is the place to be with your friends, but not with your kids especially on a Sunday. Even if you are surrounded by different eras of culture and civilation, a true jem of Greek history, the municipality fails to keep this place clean and...More

Thank Calliope CC R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very noisy, very crowded. Beware of your valuables, i had my mobile phone stolen without even realizing it. Better on Sundays.

Thank u573
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best on Sundays. Crowded early in the morning . Vintage market on Ermou street every Sunday. Nice to walk around

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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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