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After having a poor lunch in one of the restaurants we decided to buy our own food and walked to the central market for that.
Amazing fruit, produce, meat, fish, spices for very low prices. I wish my home town had anything even remotely comparable.
I headed over to the Central Market to do my shopping for gifts for my family and friends, and found this gem of a stall that had everything I needed and more! The name is Ligo and Kalo in English transliteration and the stall is...More
After hearing about this market ,being a foodie, I had to go. What a huge waste of time. It was beyond disgusting , had a terrible stench and the types of individuals hanging around looking for tourists to pick pocket was alarming. We immediately realised...More
This was so interesting. One side is meats, the other side is seafood. Everything is VERY fresh. Yes, there are carcasses hanging, and sheep heads etc., but the market is extremely clean and NOT smelly. If I had access to a kitchen I would be...More
Great, lively local market near Omonia square.
Stalls of meat and fish in the main hall.
Huge variety of fish and sea fruit.
Outside the covered market, you can buy local spices like mix herbs for Feta cheese or for
Nearby stalls for...More
This a fantastic meat and fish market, and walking round it was so interesting. The atmosphere was amazing with the shouts of the sellers and the crowds of tourists wandering through. I preferred the fish market side, and there was a huge variety of fish...More
We always visit fresh markets wherever we go and can. This one in Athena is just amazing, especially the fish area.
I did not like the meat part very much as you could see the bare heads of lambs, sheeps on display.
The fish part...More
The central market is a great place to experience a true spirit of the city. And this one is among the liveliest and most colorful markets I have visited so far. Of course, there are many smells and sights that are not for everybody’s taste,...More
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.