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This is a very nice place in the heart of Athens but unfortunately it's been taken over by all kinds of strange looking people that want to take your money one way or another. Funniest one is the "I'll give you bracelets for free... but...More
Good starting point for a walk to explore the area or going to other Metro Stations such as Keramikos (Gazi) or Syntagma. And don't overlook the sides streets off of Ermou such as Themidos and Agias Theklas to name a few.
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
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.
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
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 wary of fakes.
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,