Ermou Street

Ermou Street, Athens: Address, Phone Number, Ermou Street Reviews: 4/5

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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Monastiraki • 2 min walk
  • Thissio • 5 min walk
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permia
Ireland37,793 contributions
During our stay in the marvellous city we traversed the full extent of this varied fascinating street, from Kerameikos Archaeological Site to Syntagma.

On the western side there are many mini street markets with bric-a-brac of all sorts on offer. Boxes of vinyl records were to be had, furthering the vinyl renaissance.

Evidence of somewhat faded grandeur was to be seen with impressive buildings looking in need of attention.

East of Monastiraki, on the way to Syntagma, we came across the gorgeous Church of Kapnikaréa. Lower than and in the middle of the street it makes for a lovely sight with its attractive stonework and red roof. It is a popular meeting place.

Closer to Syntagma it becomes pedestrian only and high-end retail beckons. A colourful street fountain brightens this segment, just on arrival at the great square.

Incidentally it’s at the junction of Ermou and the Square that the free shuttle bus regularly departs to magnificent SNFCC with the new Opera House, National Library and other attractions.
Written April 2, 2020
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Brianngog
Cyprus6,919 contributions
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We were staying a stones throw from Ermou Street and after walking it’s entire length more than once, can safely say it’s a Shoppers Delight covering virtually everything you could wish for. Lovely atmosphere as well and it comes alive in a slightly different way after dark. You still feel safe and the vibe changes to an atmosphere of fun and entertainment. A must see attraction both daytime and at night.
Written August 2, 2022
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m1nhuh
Edmonton, Canada93 contributions
Finally got to try a souvlaki and for 2.50 euro each, it was a good price. Many choices, almost overwhelming for a tourist, but in a good spot, clean restaurant. Nothing fancy and it's definitely more "street" style.

They also offer discounted food to save for homeless people. You can buy a gyro for 2.00 euro and it will be saved for any homeless person wanting one. I don't know how the program personally works, but I thought it was a great gesture and I hope they are able to help out a lot of people.
Written February 14, 2020
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Thomas G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands964 contributions
Ermou street is a bit nicer than an average shopping street in a random city. There are a couple nice musicians, the same shops as everywhere, a really cute church and beggars. It is ok to walk through but there are way better places.
Written January 13, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,423 contributions
This is a pedestrian street that stretches a long way through the heart of downtown and along the side of the Plaka. The Metro runs under it. You can find all sorts of shopping and food along plus lots of people strolling day and night. Not pretty but very lively.
Written February 20, 2022
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,084 contributions
I usually rate such pedestrian shopping streets with 3 stars - average, as they're all pretty much the same with same shop brands around, as well some pricier cafes along it.
But, this one in Athens differs from others in means of so much graffiti and glued ads on facades. They really make the area so ugly and looking unattractive.
Written September 26, 2021
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia2,556 contributions
We had a quick walk down the street and didn't think much of it. It is just another shopping street in another major city. When you have so much history in such a vibrant city, why would you waste your time shopping. have a quick walk but spend your time where it matters, among the history.
Written November 7, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,423 contributions
This is a very long pedestrian shopping street, the place where the locals do basic shopping. Not interesting, but step off it to the blocks surrounding and you will find lots of cool restaurants and bars. This is one of the centers of the city.
Written August 15, 2021
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Bandit-One
Emmen, Switzerland7,291 contributions
Ermou Street if a fun part of Athens if you need a break from all the (very interesting though) history.
Yes, it's a shopping street you could see in many other cities, but there are still some fun shops, some brands you will only find here. And it's a nice trip to start at the Akropolis, get down through the Plaka Stairs (and grab a bite there), walk through the Monastiraki Flea Market and finally head onto Ermou Street, ending up at the Syntagma Square. It's a fun walk. Be sure to stop quick to enjoy the wonderful Kapnikarea Church on Ermou.
Written March 28, 2020
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands2,688 contributions
The Emou Street is considered to be the main shopping street in central Athens.
The part of the street between the Monastiraki Square and the Syntagma Square (pedestrian area) is worth a visit. Forget about the other part, from Monastiraki Sq. to the West.
You can find lots of small and bigger shops here as well as a department store of Marks & Specers and lots of restaurants in the side streeds.
Written February 18, 2020
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