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Monastiraki

Athens, Greece
+30 21 0324 3237
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“flea market”(449 reviews)
“metro station”(130 reviews)
“antique shops”(34 reviews)
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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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"flea market"
in 449 reviews
"metro station"
in 130 reviews
"antique shops"
in 34 reviews
"busy square"
in 23 reviews
"souvlaki"
in 59 reviews
"street vendors"
in 27 reviews
"pick pockets"
in 27 reviews
"hadrian's library"
in 38 reviews
"tourist shops"
in 28 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 32 reviews
"ancient agora"
in 51 reviews
"walk around"
in 27 reviews
"souvenirs"
in 212 reviews
"pickpockets"
in 84 reviews
"tavernas"
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"tourists"
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"acropolis"
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Reviewed yesterday

I came here on my last day in the area as we had gone past it on a hop on hop off tour and it looked beautiful, it is so traditionally Greek a beautiful square with stunning churches and views and a flea market it...More

Thank kate s
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hive of activity with restaurants, souvenir shops and the flea market with a view of the Acropolis. This area attracts an interesting crowd. Be very aware of your personal belongings here as pickpockets operate there. There is so many people that its easy to get...More

Thank Adam K
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very good place to hang out and eat some tasty greek food. Highly recommended, please watch your belongings also.

Thank Ahmed H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Monastiraki is really living square. There are many souvenir shops, restaurants and bars. There is always life. Day time you'll find there performers, small kiosk with fresh fruits, illegal sellers and sometimes quite annoying sellers ( usually with bracelets or flowers ) At night there...More

Thank Sandra T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The square with the metro and small monastery off this square are restaurants bars and souvenir shops. In the actual square there are street vendors and some musicians too. Off the square to one side is the flea market. There are tourists and locals alike...More

Thank Sophia P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A pretty but very crowded area lined with tavernas. Plenty of shops around and a tourist gateway to plaka. Worth a visit.

Thank INTREPID357
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's a huge market and reminds me of the Camden market in London. Clearly not that big, but the general feel is very similar. It's near the Acropolis and the agora, so be sure to eat here if you want cheap food. There are 1...More

Thank Balázs C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice place to visit and take pictures. Lots of shops and restaurants. However neigborhood do not seems very safe. Also a bit dirty. Many locals tell me not to go at night.

Thank jorge e
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Monastiraki is known for iconic landmarks including the ruins of Hadrian’s Library, the Ancient Agora and the rebuilt Stoa of Attalos, with a museum exhibiting Athenian artifacts. Monastiraki Flea Market is a jumble of shops selling artisanal soaps, handmade sandals and souvenir T-shirts. The surrounding...More

Thank prasadrr
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Let’s separate on Dos and Donts. Do’s: Must come to see it all from Relic monuments to a lot of shopping stores and boutiques and great cafes and restaurants. Dont’s: Stay away from this place at night after 5-6 pm. A lot of pick pocketing,...More

Thank Leonardogetz
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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
...More
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Antoine D
2 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
16 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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