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Lively flea market neighborhood with lots of small tavernas serving good-value local snacks.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Athens, Greece
Monastiraki
+30 21 0324 3237
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Reviewed today via mobile

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

Thank Bogdan O
Reviewed today

Unpleasant to go by night time. Very commercialised, very crowded. Mostly for teens. It seems the area is stuck in the 80's/90's: Hard Rock Cafe, leather & jeans jackets, etc.

Thank Assafgi
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a nice location to check out but it can get hectic in the evening. It has plenty of restaurants and souvenirs.

Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank tjd_10
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great experience with the Kebabs and Steak. Was in a tavern, lovely music. Shopping in Ermou was great but not so much in the Square itself because in India we get the same stuff cheaper.

Thank sensindia
Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 4 days ago 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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Nearby
Monastiraki
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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