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Central Market

Closes in 27 min: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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“great market”(8 reviews)
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Athinas 42, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Even in the off season this central market is a hub of activity. Vendors everywhere are selling meats, fish, fresh produce and hand made goods from stalls in the square and shops lining the area just near Hadrian’s Library. But the central action is not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank fredmaiocco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Market has it all. Seafood, meat, fruit and veggies and all the other goodies. It’s crazy and bustling. It’s not just the market building but in all the surrounding streets. Great area to wonder around. If you need a coffee, pop into Mokka -...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dafne07
Reviewed 1 week ago

Central Market is not far from Monastiraki square. There are many vendors offering sea food, meat, dried nuts, etc. Opposite are sellers of fruits, vegetables etc.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jivko V
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Central Market has it all. A fish market teeming with the freshest fish. A meat market that is fun to explore. Cross the street and there is an open air vegetable market and stalls selling olive oil, nuts, dried fruit and so much more....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank George H
Reviewed January 15, 2019

We enjoyed learning about all the different foods, visiting this market. We also went to the open air market and it was great with many interesting shops and wonderful cafes in this area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Donnaandrsn
Reviewed January 9, 2019

This is simply the best fish market we have seen anywhere in the world. The choice is superb and the prices are amazing. Two kilos of fresh mussels cost us €7, and the following day one kilo of king prawns (21 in total) cost €11....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank srwally2014
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

Don't just visit the fishmongers and butchers, go see the surrounding streets for incredible varieties of dried fruit, nuts, cakes, baklava, sweets, baskets, dry goods, literally everything under the sun. You need to visit here at least twice but preferably daily during your stay in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank stevenm00001
Reviewed December 8, 2018

This market is also known as the Varvakios Agora. I had visited this market as part of a food walking tour. The building housing the market is filled with meat and fish stalls. The fruit and vegetable market is across the street. It was definitely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bill C
Reviewed November 8, 2018

My husband and I were in Athens and one of the places I didn't want to miss was the Central Market. It was about 4-5 blocks from our hotel The Attalos. It is set up where all of the meat is in one area and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MovieGal
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Went to Athens for a short business trip in October, so I had to do some research to find the best place to shop for local food products. Decided to go to Central Market to find this provision shop after reading a review from a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JCSG238
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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
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Irene M
January 23, 2019|
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Response from Llewellyn53 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see anything like that but there are restaurants close by - maybe you could persuade them to cook if for you for a fee.
January 6, 2019|
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Response from Don K | Reviewed this property |
I found the public transportation way better than Los Angeles. Just be aware of who is around you,as you would in New York and you will be fine.