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“the positive part of this zone”
Review of Omonia Square

Omonia Square
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Owner description: Known as the heart of Athens, this busy city center is full of shops, bars, clubs and restaurants.
Reviewed December 27, 2012

i know athenians aren't proud of this zone or don't recommend it to be visited, still very close to omonia square is the fish market. it is an incredible place. i liked visiting it and also bought fresh fish and seafood at great prices. i don't think you are in danger if you visit it during the day when it is really crowded, but i have to say there aren't a lot of tourists here.

in my last 2 visits in athens - in feb and may, i've been to this place and didn't feel i was going to be attacked by anyone or robbed or something like this, and i was alone all the time.

3  Thank deired
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

This square is the shame of my city. Once (decades ago) the most buzzing area of Athens and cultural center. Today, if you are a family or a couple or group of women (or even worst a single woman) better stay away of this place (specially at night!). Trust me is worth to pay little bit more in some hotel elsewhere than to stay there (is full of any kind low rated cheap hotels at Omonia area). If you are a group of boys/guys with urban background and you know how to "move" careful in this kind of areas you are some kind more safe but don't pull it too far with nobody cause all the streets around the square at night is full of thugs (among with prostitutes, junkies, drug dealers, homeless locals & immigrants, etc. ) ready to get in any "action" they can find or get called to join.. But of course as i said, if you can avoid to stay there just do it. The "Souvlaki" things around the diameter of the square is 100% dreadful so definitely avoid them also. Better eat a bag of chips or something.
Hint: Omonia square is connect with the famous "Monastiraki" area (below Acropolis sight) by a street called "Athinas" (1km in total) which is the most commercial point of Athens for (mostly) food supplies. Is safe at day light and the cross streets hosts the best shops of the city for local (and imported) spices and herbs.

3  Thank Panagiotis K
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

This square is on the list of the worst place in Athens. Maybe I wouldn't call it as a 'shady place' because you've metro station, hotels (one of the biggest in the city), shops around.. but it's a shame that the area get ruined every day worse and worse... it used to be a nice place, with hotels and cool restaurants around full of tourists - good meeting point as well. Now everyone just avoids if he/she can because of immigrants, black people who are really dangerous and ask you for money, they are drug addicts (also sell and propose them to you). So I advice you not to show there after 8PM unless you really have to..and even then please do not show your wallet in visible place same situation with expensive stuff like cameras. I was single woman who had not the positive chance to see how the Omonia Sq. looks like after midnight..

5  Thank karin861
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

This square is a shame - used to be surrounded by big hotels - all of them closed by now, shops and restaurants. Meanwhile most of the hotels are cheap pensions for drug addicts, drug dealers and prostitutes. Seeing somebody push a needle in his or her veins (or in the veins of somebody else) is a common sight here. Lately the chryssi afghi the Greek neofascists have been taking over the square....

12  Thank Thomas v
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Although there are many hotels in Omonia Square, yet the place is to be avoided by any means. During daylight no problem in going there (but actually nothing is special there), but avoid at night. All the scum are there; beggars, prostitutes, drug addicts, dealers and many faces that cant make you feel comfortable at all. I even saw a woman there injecting herself in the street. No need to go there.

9  Thank Ahmad_M_Salem
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