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Address: Athens, Greece
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2103211937
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Lively flea market neighborhood with lots of small tavernas serving...

Lively flea market neighborhood with lots of small tavernas serving good-value local snacks.

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A lively and vibrant place

This is the main square in Athens. A lively place, music and people. This is also a good meeting point for groups. There are stalls and a good atmosphere there

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the main square in Athens. A lively place, music and people. This is also a good meeting point for groups. There are stalls and a good atmosphere there

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Thank Dikla D
Athens, Greece
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don' t like crowded and noisy place anytime anywhere but somehow like here to eat Gyro with watching people. It is FUN! and Gyro is good always!

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Thank Mako W
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the squares of Athens. You can sit and enjoy the atmosphere of Athens with the view of Acropolis. It is nice but crowded during the day time. At night, the view of Acropolis and Monastiraki will give you a nice oportunity to take a picture of them both.

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Thank Bengiyle S
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed walking in there. a lot of small shops and bazars all the way . you can get nice souvenirs from there.it is really easy to reach by metro. I think it is a must visit. N.B: don`t miss eating souvlaki . anywhere in greece.

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Thank fadyfido
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is quite a nice square when you can drink some beers and see some street musicians and there is also the beginning of the flea market if you can to buy some stuff!

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Thank Markos K
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Monastiraki is one of the most old borough's of Athens and a good point to visit.very close has many ancient stuff to see!plaza and nearby roads has many choices for food and drinks!also near is Plaka that worth it to visit

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Thank Dimitris Κ
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Still a bustling place with shops, stalls, souvenirs and restaurants. But it seems more tawdry - quality of fabrics and souvenirs. Delightful views when lit up and lots of masks which I collect. Indifferent meal however so choose your restaurant carefully

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Thank SueJennings
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The area is very vibrant, busy, and bustling. Cafes, shops, and a market area. The evenings were full of music and drums while the day held a play with poetry and song. It is the people area of the city.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very popular and very safe. Lots of shops and restaurants for you to enjoy here. Walk around and explore.

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Thank mayaxalexandra
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it is a way to feel the atmosphere and enjoy different aspects of city, some beggars were around but not really pushy

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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 peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.
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