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“A real market !!! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Central Market

Central Market
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Athens Greek Food and Markets Tour
Ranked #45 of 345 things to do in Athens
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“A real market !!! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

It is both charming and functional. The little restaurants that nestle themselves in there are a true find!! You can enjoy the pride the shopkeepers have of their goods and a brief compliment will likely get you a charming conversation with the shopkeeper. Its what Greece is in all its splendor, friendship and hospitality.

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“The best after a long celebration”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

"Patsas" (stomag and leggs from the cow) is a typical food what it's possible to eat on central market (varvakios market). This very autentical restaurants stay open all the night and all the day. For night owls after a celebrating session exactly the right. It smells very fishy and so it need to be...

Visited June 2012
2 Thank Maria H
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“Top tips for visiting Central Market, Athens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

Tip 1: Want to see where the local Greeks shop for their daily food? This is the place to go. They literally have everything in the Central Market.

Tip 2: From fruit and vegetables, halva, delight, sweets to bird cages and pet rabbits, fruit and vege are so cheap in Athens, local fresh fish and meat are very cheap too.

Tip 3: If you want a good gyros, you will be able to find it around this area. I suggest you start exploring the place from Omonia Square as a focal point and then slowly walk into the inner bit of Athinas Street.

Tip 4: It is very difficult to find the meat market but what you can do is walk into the shop and ask the shop assistant and they wil be happy to help. You have to go to the meat market and have a look at the market, it is truly an eye-opener!

Tip 5: As Central market is very localised, most of the locals do not like to see foreigners in their territory, so try not to be obnoxious. Just blend in with the crowd. Sometimes you might find dodgy people walking around Omonia square as well so make sure you look after your belongings.

Tip 6: Remember to wear a good pair of shoes because some of the areas are quite wet and slippery.

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Visited April 2013
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“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

a great place to visit to get a lot the real athens atmosphere. Although it's shops are oriented to raw food selling (meet and fish mainly), so if you have not cooking facilities, there is nothing to buy there.

Visited April 2013
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“Very affordable and great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

I was shocked at how cheap everything was here. Fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, nuts etc. all really well priced and fresh! The atmosphere is fantastic with lots of them wanting your business so they are quite loud!

Visited April 2013
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