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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of bustling, noise and action from the train station to the ancient cathedral. Just stand there and take it all in....herods library over your shoulder and then Ermou Street decked out with all the fringes.

Thank Shelli R
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful atmosphere around Monastriki Square. Our Hotel was nearby and we just wandered around. So many restaurants to choose from. Take care when crossing roads!! If only there was someone in the ticket office for the metro - machines difficult to navigate!!

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Near to acropolis. You can find here a lot of small gift shops. In the weekend is here the biggest flea market in the town. Has good metro connection to every direction. The bibloteque of Hadrianus is at a stone thowe away.

Thank Istvan968
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best place in Athens. It's never boring. There are always people. There are plenty of cafes and restauran.

Thank ANTONIOK1986
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Monastiraki located at the city, the metro station can easily and conveniently access to the airport and Syntagma. A short distance to many Acropolis sites and plenty and shops and eateries. A great place for tourists.

Thank Chin W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Emerging at Monastiraki station you are confronted with all of Athens' character, the Acropolis looming above, souvlaki aromas from the restaurants and the bustling flea market. But to busy for me.

Thank NoeB1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely neighborhood to stroll through. There are interesting shops, restaurants, and in the evening there is live music pouring out of restaurants and bars everywhere.

Thank 119elizabetho
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Athens, I do recommend a tour around this place. It is very picturesque with lots of shops and restaurants. It is close to the Agora, so, it is worth spending the day there.

Thank Acdias1978
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rent a flat a few step from the place and it’s just near everything: you can go by foot to all the places you need to visit The Acropolis, the museum, bars and restaurants... It’s so convenient

Thank FlorenceLomprez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Monastiraki is a busy area in the centre of Athens, has a lively flee market, restaurants and bars, close to the metro and easily accessible, many types of food available here.

Thank christopherwT8475GQ
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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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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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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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