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Address: Athens, Greece
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Lively flea market neighborhood with lots of small tavernas serving...

Lively flea market neighborhood with lots of small tavernas serving good-value local snacks.

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You cannot possibly visit Athens and not take a long and casual stroll throughout the small typical alleys of this little city as you look up to see the Acropolis! Stand around... read more

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You cannot possibly visit Athens and not take a long and casual stroll throughout the small typical alleys of this little city as you look up to see the Acropolis! Stand around watching people hustle and bustle thru the streets, eating, chatting and going about their greek life! This was the best part of the trip

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of souvlaki restaurants and coffee shops to choose from!!! Great parthenon view and more wonderful landmarks! The only downside is being always crowded

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Monastiraki district is the center of the city, very good area, a lot of restaurants and cafes, near from many tourist places

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most well kept places in Athens. Lots of people, tourists, nice shops and restaurants. But, this is not the real Athens: go and visit other (and poorer) areas to discover what's really going on in Greece.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived on Sunday, read one of the recommended place to go is the flea market. Interesting place.....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Monastiraki square and its streets are dubbed "flea market" but it's more like shops. On Sunday there is a real flea market in this area. The shops sell lots of different stuff, but I liked the ones with Greek made products especially, such as leather (hand)bags and shoes. You can pick up some nice things here at no great cost.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is good for all the food options, flea market, local culture and the little quaint shops in every corner. It was too overcrowded for us so not great memories but the food we ate was definitely worth the trip to this corner of Athens.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If I am limited on time I prefer Plaka to Monastiraki as it is cleaner and more elegant. But if time is not an issue, this is a good place for an hour or two for shopping. We specifically went to visit the antique shops, of which there were quite a few. It was very busy with lots of tourists,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Monastiraki is one of the top marketplaces in Athens. A wonderful place to spend a couple of hours meandering through the cobbled streets browsing through a diverse range of great merchandise. Great food, clothes, woodwork, jewellery etc.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy during day with fruits vendors and people . Busy at night with activities . Balloon people . A view of the acropolis . The flea market on the side . Restaurants . Cafes . Gift shops

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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 peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.
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