Central Market

Central Market, Athens: Hours, Address, Central Market Reviews: 4/5

Central Market
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Omonia
Omonia Square is as plain in appearance as Syntagma is grand. Surrounded largely by functional blocks from the 1950s and 60s and no longer boasting its underground stalls, the square is now mostly frequented by immigrants and bargain shoppers. The most rewarding area to explore is to the south. Set off down Athinas Street, with the Acropolis gradually coming into focus in the distance, and you will get a sense of old commercial Athens, especially at the picturesque meat, fish and vegetable markets some way beyond the City Hall. The blocks to the west of Athinas are home to many Chinese and South Asian traders, adding a multicultural atmosphere to what was until the late 1990s a very homogenous society.
How to get there
  • Omonoia • 6 min walk
  • Panepistimio • 7 min walk
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TravelingTroyDean
Conroe, TX44 contributions
Fun foodie visit
May 2021 • Couples
Really enjoyed seeing all of the fresh, fish, meat, vegetables and herbs.
People were nice and didn’t mind us taking pictures.
Got some fresh Pistachio nuts they were delicious.
Written June 15, 2021
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nathan l
Zichron Yaakov, Israel885 contributions
WOW WHAT A FASCINATING EXPERIENCE
Oct 2020
a unique experience, so impressing, lively, vibrant, a huge variety that you really can see in other markets in the world.
we were especially impressed from the fish section.
if you want to feel the pace of life in Greece, don't miss this market.
Written November 6, 2020
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Dee
Lisbon, Portugal6 contributions
AUTHENTIC VIEW & TASTE OF ATHENS
Oct 2020
WOW! one of the most authentic markets i have visited! Every type of fish and meat that you can imagine........ along with a beautiful assortment of fresh fruits, nuts& spices in the outside area.
There are a few restaurants inside that get their supplies/ food from the market --- can't get any fresher or "real" than that! We ate at Machete (?) which is known for their slow cooked lamb. Delicious- Truly a great experience and a must do in Athens :)
Written October 8, 2020
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daffdave
Blackpool, UK665 contributions
Lively noisy smelly
Sep 2020 • Friends
See real life in Athens and hmm smell it the fish market is very well fishy ! You will see most parts of the animal in the meat market it's a great place to grab something if you want to cook .There are spice stalls around the outside and across the road fruit and veg in abundance it's a real market not a staged one for tourists the spice stalls are more touristy you have got to see it at least once
Written September 29, 2020
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece3,653 contributions
Quality Greek ingredients
Apr 2020
If you have time, you should visit it. It's very Greek, local and iconic. You will see good fresh materials and the lifestyle of Athens.
Written May 27, 2020
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Gwen D
Cincinnati, OH1,977 contributions
My Husband Loved This Place
Oct 2019
I love markets and was so glad I finally found this one so my husband could experience a market on his first trip to not only Greece, but Europe. As one who loves to cook meat, he was fascinated particularly by the aisles of butchers! Wish we could have spent more time wandering before we headed to the airport!
Written April 26, 2020
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Jon L
Olathe, KS236 contributions
Check out this amazing market
Feb 2020
We took a brief stroll through the meat market, fruit and veggie market, and the seafood market. Other than the fruit and veggies, Americans typically don't get to see this kind of thing. I was there mostly to take pictures, we whisked through quickly so as not to get in their way. Completely recommend.
Written April 16, 2020
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permia
Ireland37,186 contributions
Fish lover’s paradise plus multitudes more
Feb 2020
With first experience of this vast food emporium being the fish market, it was enjoyable strolling around absorbing the cogent aromas.

An impressive collection of fish is available, with many vendors enthusiastically showing their fare.

We moved on to the meat and vegetables where again expansive varieties and choices can be savoured.
Written March 11, 2020
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ARP
5 contributions
Passing by
Jan 2020
Very folklore and original place for someone you wants to feel the vibe of contemporary Athens! It is worth a visit!
Written March 6, 2020
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands2,172 contributions
Exploring the food.
Feb 2020
The Central Market (also called Varvakios, Varvakeios or Dimotiki Agora) is located between Monastiraki and Omonoia Square and is a must see if you like to explore the Greek culture and food
The structure was built at the end of the 19th century and is open daily (except Sundays and holidays) from early in the morning till late.
Written March 2, 2020
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  • Mon - Sat 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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