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Address: Athens, Greece

Known as the heart of Athens, this busy city center is full of shops, bars,...

Known as the heart of Athens, this busy city center is full of shops, bars, clubs and restaurants.

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This place was soulless and unwelcoming. There are much nicer places in Athens. We visited in daytime, and nobody directly bothered us, but It's one of those places where you... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place was soulless and unwelcoming. There are much nicer places in Athens. We visited in daytime, and nobody directly bothered us, but It's one of those places where you hold tightly onto your bags and wallets.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

horrible experience...my hotel was in omonia area and i had to go to hotel before it got dark and stay inside as it is not safe at all especially in winter when not a lot of tourists are around. prostitutes, drug dealers and wasted addicts are all over the place and addicts injecting themselves in broad daylight is a common... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I'm to Omonia Square, because my hotel is there, it's not a tourist square, a greek commercial square with little shops, many optical shops, fruit shops etc. you can go by foot to visit Syntagma Square, ca. 2 km; very near is the National Archaeological Museum, an very important museum, and nice, devoted to ancient Greek art, founded at the... More 

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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I have been to Omonia Square many times during my visit of Athens and in different day and night times, because my hotel was near it. Sorry to say so, but this square is rather an ugly one. To me a touch of amenity it got only thanks to Christmas decorations. On the other hand the bustle and hustle, shops... More 

1 Thank Petra_Crv
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We were living close by at the Athens-Marina hotel. This was our destination Metro stop to get to the hotel. No matter the time of the day, it is always buzzing with activity. There is plenty of places to eat, shop and change currency (for us non-Greek tourists).

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Miri, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

My hotel was here when I visited. The area itself is crowded with people. Just be cautious of pickpockets. It is a nice area though to see what it life really is away from the splendour of Syntagma square with the branded shops lining u the street.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

It used to be not only the centre of Athens but also the centre of Greece with a marvellous fountain. Imagine that all kilometric distances start from here. This central square is now an indiferrent flat concrete surface. Only a few shops around and the only thing you want to do is to cross it and go away to your... More 

1 Thank Amalia D
Neath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

metro for archaelogical museum but i was based here as my hotel just 5 mins away..the best thing i found to do here was to visit the area around the polytechnic which was very boheminian and liberal..cnd flags on balconies and a tree painted blue amongst left wing grafiiti seemingly written on everything..reminded me a bit of soho in london... More 

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Caniço, Madeira, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very central square where all the main roads converge. It has some nice offerings around it, food wise. In the square there was a flower market. It has a metro station and the main attractions are 1 or 2 stops away. We've heard the worst of it in a lot of reviews and blogs while researching for our trip. "Don't... More 

1 Thank Daniel S
Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Omonia Square is another one of those central locations in Athens where you can find shopping and restaurants It is a classic part of the city.

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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 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.
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