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Monastiraki & Plaka Walking Tour

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    Stop At: Monastiraki, Athens Greece

    Monastiraki is a famous district of Athens that extends from the Monastiraki square at the end of Athinas street until Thission, Monastiraki is a large part of the district of Plaka. The old name of the area was Monastirion because of the small church right on the Monastiraki square the today's church of Koimisis Theotokou. At the square you will find the Monastiraki Athens Metro station and the main entrance to the flea market.
    In the old days the flea market it was called Yousourum from the name of a rug and bones man that he first made his business there, Stavros Xarhakos made a wonderful Greek popular song the famous "Yousouroum" during the 60's. The main flea market of Athens is at Avyssinias square at the end of Hephaestou street. Along Hephaestus street you will find mainly various shoe shops, clothing shops and music stores. In the same street within the arcades there are some good second hand book stores.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Plaka, Athens 10556 Greece

    Enter the most unique part of the city and discover with your knowledgeable local guide, its tranquil, picturesque and mystic hidden corners. For a while, forget the city sounds and get the feeling that you are walking through the alleys of a Cycladic island, however, with a history of over 3.000 years!
    Myth and history are intertwined with snapshots from the modern culture of Athens.
    Anafiotika, Plaka’s hidden gem and all its worth-seeing treasures, will be revealed to you with the help of your guide, while experiencing an unforgettable journey of discovery.
    Connect the dots between “yesterday” and “today” by letting your guide unveil unknown parts of history and significant details on historical buildings, beautiful old chapels and numerous monuments.
    Find hidden gems of unspoiled beauty and magnificent views and learn secrets unknown even to many Athenians.This is an ideal tour for photography lovers!
    The tour ends at the lively, touristy area of Monastiraki square, where you will discover the Flea Market and lots of souvenir shops

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Reviewed 9 May 2019

    We waited for our guide for 40 minutes at the designated spot. We know we were at the correct spot because we had also had a tour by a different company that started at this specific place! We tried to call the company twice but...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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