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Monastiraki

Athens, Greece
+30 21 0324 3237
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Lively flea market neighborhood with lots of small tavernas serving good-value local snacks.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“flea market” (464 reviews)
“metro station” (130 reviews)
“antique shops” (34 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Athens, Greece
Monastiraki
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+30 21 0324 3237
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"flea market"
in 464 reviews
"metro station"
in 130 reviews
"antique shops"
in 34 reviews
"busy square"
in 23 reviews
"souvlaki"
in 59 reviews
"street vendors"
in 29 reviews
"pick pockets"
in 30 reviews
"hadrian's library"
in 39 reviews
"tourist shops"
in 29 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 32 reviews
"ancient agora"
in 54 reviews
"walk around"
in 28 reviews
"souvenirs"
in 222 reviews
"pickpockets"
in 86 reviews
"tavernas"
in 97 reviews
"acropolis"
in 326 reviews
"tourists"
in 141 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Bustling with activity. Some great tavernas around here with fab Greek food, but on the whole very busy with tourists, people trying to sell you things, and souvenir shops. Watch out for pickpockets and don't accept anything for 'free' (flowers, bracelots, etc.) - it's a...More

Thank RachyLiz
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the busiest areas of downtown Athens, Monastiraki is the home of a busy metro station, a large number of shops & an even larger number of street vendors. Be wary of pickpockets / thieves. Also be wary of people trying to sell you...More

Thank joe3197
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s a nice shopping area near the Roman Agora and Ancient Agora. Totally worth walking through if you want to eat or buy a souvenir. We bought a nice original paining from a shop off the beaten path.

Thank Dwayne P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The most well known place for shopping.you can have souvenirs for monastiraky and a very nice down town walk .you can also have a coffee or a bear with the excellent view of acropolis

Thank Yasmine F
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lively and vibrant and great for shopping - picked up lots of bargains. Located at the Monastiraki metro. Not far is Hadrians Library and the temple of Hephaestus. Beautiful place with Acropolis as backdrop.

Thank PHM_Law
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very busy square with plenty of food options and the flea market and lots of both souvenir and brand shopping. The square is also a big metro station. After our visit to the Acropolis area, we went there for some window shopping of the...More

Thank incredible_world
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is really charming. From here you can reach the roman and ancient Agora. Church of Pantanassa is it's lansmark

Thank Elena257
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved monastiraki, lots of shopping and places to eat, it reminds me of Covent garden. All the shop staff were lovely and helpful. The flea market was cool, if only I had my own private plane to fly everything home in😁. Sundays are the best...More

Thank penny m
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If your visiting Athens this is the heart of the city, start your day there. Walk around the flea markets to Theios, or up Palaka to Acropolis or wonder around the near by shopping markets and streets, sit in a restaurant enjoy a meal and...More

Thank Wissam K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really nice part of Athens, centrally located and walking distances from places like Acropolis and Plaka. You can definitely do them all in one day if you like walking cities like I do. Lots of shopping, markets and eateries. Reward the kids...More

Thank Nick Z
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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
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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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