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“Lively!”
Review of Monastiraki

Monastiraki
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US$72.11*
and up
Ancient Athens Ruins and Markets Small-Group...
Ranked #45 of 339 things to do in Athens
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Lively flea market neighborhood with lots of small tavernas serving good-value local snacks.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 26 August 2014

This is a lively, buzzing area of the city with plenty of shops and restaurants selling amazing Greek cuisine. Lots of nice bars too where you can just sit in the sun and people watch. A lovely area to just wander and soak up the Athenian atmosphere.

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Reviewed 26 August 2014

Monastiraki area and the flea market is for sure something you can't miss if you are visiting Athens. The view of Parthenon and the crowded little shops will keep you busy. But in the other hand, the experience changed a lot with the economic situation and its preety obvious on the way the area is maintained. Greece government, should always keep an eye on places like this, even if lack of money makes it harder.

1  Thank Angelos D
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Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Crowded street, lively environment, simply walk around, do some shopping, enjoy this street in Athens

1  Thank SujaSivadass
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

In all my walking and wandering this was the square where I often returned to. Great food both quick and leisurely, shopping nearby of the flea market and tres chic variety, the Acropolis overhead in the background and at night the square is filled with music and lively people. I ate at two of the restaurants on the entrance to the Mitropoleus and enjoyed them both. Also, if you're looking for wifi, the Starbucks is just two blocks up Mitropoleus. The Rick Steve's free audio walking tour of this area starts up at Syntagma square and is a nice way to get oriented when you first start exploring Athens.

2  Thank MIchaelfromMN
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

We stopped here as part of a day trip in Athens. It's a busy area, nice for wandering around and looking in the shops or getting something to eat. We had lunch here and there was plenty of choice. Lots of souvenir shops selling the same usual things. It made for a good lunch stop and a nice wander afterwards.

1  Thank champkis
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