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Address: Pandrossou, Athens 10555, Greece
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+30 21 0321 9620

A touristy street lined with shops and restaurants.

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Interesting Historic Athens Narrow Street Market

Most of the items are cheap souvenir items , but there are some decent shops scattered throughout the area, plus some interesting antique and nostalgia shops. Can be very crowded... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Most of the items are cheap souvenir items , but there are some decent shops scattered throughout the area, plus some interesting antique and nostalgia shops. Can be very crowded and as some have said "beware of pickpockets", even though we did not experience any issues.Great people watching.

Thank Harpo208
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I don't normally go in for souvenir shopping areas, but his one is really good. There are lots of choices regarding what to buy and the quality of the items in sale is generally very good. Worth a look.

Thank tombillinge
Durham, Canada
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

They call you to come look at their wares a little pushy over eager to help. The pickpocket feel is true know where your items are some shady selling going on. Pay attention and it is a fun experience.

1 Thank chickandbeast
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

The street of Pandrosou is the oldest commercial street in Athens. It dates since the Ottoman's era. The street is narrow and colorful, full of touristic shops with memorabilia. However it is usually full of people. So be careful of pick pickpockets.

Thank barbarigou2016
Alice Springs, Australia
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

This has to rate as one of the best shopping precincts, in not only Athens, but throughout the world. Monastiraki, can even surpass other famous markets we have visited throughout the world including places like; The Camden Lock Markets, in England, Chatuchak, in Thailand, and even the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. We visited the this area throughout the week on... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

Located only a few streets north, not from the Roman Agora. The area is full of regional, flee market style shops. You can purchase almost anything here, from postcards to a range of souvenirs and local memorabilia. More so than not though, let’s say, the less traditional and more so the imported cheap copies are available quite freely. Still, an... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2016

I enjoyed shopping in Pandrossou. Since this was near our hotel, it was easy to just walk outside and take our time looking at everything. Shop owners were nice and helpful. We accidentally left one of our shopping bags at a shop and the shop owner went looking for us to return it. Overall, we had a great experience and... More 

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Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

More than five times I've been there , specifically in zografu; every Thursday there is this big street market in which u can find anything from food to fake Chinese stuff! If u are in Zografu and it's Thursday give it a walk there,it will make your day .

2 Thank bkhouja
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 14 December 2015

Not necessarily the best place to shop, as most of the items are touristy, and many come at tourist prices. Still, Pandrossou Street is colourful, and you can definitely find dinstinctively Greek gifts to take back home.

Thank Vanessa_Fou
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

This area has a real friendly vibe about it, we felt you can just walk around feeling quite safe, we had no concern for pickpockets, as we try not to make ourselves targets, we dont wear back packs or carry wallets in back pockets, however enough of the negative, if you love browsing shops, this is one of the many... More 

Thank JnVSydney

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Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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