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Monastiraki

Athens, Greece
+30 21 0324 3237
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Lively flea market neighborhood with lots of small tavernas serving good-value local snacks.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“flea market” (475 reviews)
“metro station” (135 reviews)
“antique shops” (34 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Athens, Greece
Monastiraki
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+30 21 0324 3237
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"flea market"
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"metro station"
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"antique shops"
in 34 reviews
"busy square"
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"souvlaki"
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"street vendors"
in 30 reviews
"pick pockets"
in 30 reviews
"hadrian's library"
in 40 reviews
"tourist shops"
in 29 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 32 reviews
"ancient agora"
in 56 reviews
"walk around"
in 29 reviews
"souvenirs"
in 231 reviews
"pickpockets"
in 91 reviews
"tavernas"
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"acropolis"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s exactly what you expect from a plaza. During the day, areas can be super sketchy. Use your street smarts and you will be fine.

Thank Salvador Jr. T
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Reviewed yesterday

We kept sunday evening for the flea market but it wasnt much besides fruits. The alleys were full of shops as in a bazaar. Interesting walk but beware of pick pockets.

Thank nchammmer
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Reviewed yesterday

Love the narrow streets, the interesting shops and all the sidewalk cafes. Plenty of small churches in the area too. You can spend hours just wandering through the streets. Lovely place to visit.

Thank vern C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was my second time in the flea market. You should have plenty of time to do some shopping because the items can blow your mind.

Thank MelisErbas
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed in an apartment closeby. The area is very busy and full of tourists in the square and flea market.There are lots of eating places around and the hop on hop off buses stop here as well.Keep an eye on the kids as the...More

Thank Fatima K
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Aside from seeing the youth looking to prey on tourists, we had a great day shopping and walking through Monastriaki and Plaka. We went after we saw the Acropolis, ate dinner at Zorbas. You’ll need a camera as the streets are cute and with character...More

Thank Terri B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you take the train further from Syntagma and feel like chilling somewhere fun, go ahead to Monastiraki. A flea market and lots of restaurants are spread around with a breathtaking view of the Akropoli especially at night. Just be careful and watch your pockets...More

Thank Wassim K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited on a Sunday afternoon after visiting the Acropolis and eating lunch in the square (delicious). Our time was spent in the square and flea market which has both souvenir stands and antique shops. I was looking for very specific items for spinning wool...More

Thank svjanis
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We reached a beautiful church abruplt from Ermou street. lo and behold, the funfair started. People playing music, jugglers, fruit sellers and what have you. We went back there daily during our stay in Athens as we never had our fill of it. artefacts, carpets,...More

Thank 591lovetravelling
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I love it here, so many people, night time is amazing, lots going on, also during the day, we visit the “strawberry man” , we have been to Athens 3 times and always visit the same stall for our fresh fruit each day, how can...More

1  Thank Stacey B
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Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a
difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the
Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized
streets surround the remains of both the Greek and
Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is
where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the
tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki
Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street
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Antoine D
1 September 2017|
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Response from M D | Reviewed this property |
I would not buy one in Monastiriki. Maybe worth calling the Greek embassy here in the US for advice. Athens is great! Have a fantastic time! Sunday is flea market day in Monastiriki if you like shopping antiques but be... More
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Carla S
15 August 2017|
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Response from Anna A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, All regular stores are closed in Greece on Sunday. But the stores, restaurants, coffee shops are open on Sundays in Monastiraki all year around at least until late afternoon as this is the main tourist area,
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