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Central Market

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Omonia
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Address: Athinas 42, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Cheap and fresh food

Nice place to see how locals leave and buy their vegetables and meats. Great place to buy food for pick nick or home made food. If you like cheese you can find lots of different... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 July 2016
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is just a place to buy meat and fish. The outside has some oil and nut sellers and across the road are excellent fruit and veg sellers, but unless you want your senses assaulted with the smell of blood and fish guts, don't bother going inside. It is a place to buy proteins, not to take holiday snaps.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Noisy, colourful and full of sights. Not very big, fish,meat and vegetable market reminiscent of middle east type markers. Lots of locals shopping, located near to Monastiraki. There are also spice, herb and dried fruit and nuts stalls. Good fun if you have time to spare.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

After spending most of the day looking at ruins, it was fun to spend a little bit of time seeing a livelier setting. This is a good spot for finding unique souvenirs, and it's full of bustle.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is not a place like other markets in europe not worth to visit, but go to the dirstrict and there are many nice shops and a great restaurant arround

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Nice place to see how locals leave and buy their vegetables and meats. Great place to buy food for pick nick or home made food. If you like cheese you can find lots of different kinds of feta :-) Also try to buy some spices. Cheap fruits too! Lovely morning visit

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

I didn't purchase anything to eat or cook, but I wanted to visit just to experience the scene. It's lively, and it was crowded while I was there. You might want to put on some decent shoes; the floors get wet and dirty with all of the meat and seafood stalls there. It was fun, though, hearing the butchers and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

It was interesting to see where everyone gets their product, meat and fish from. We bought some spices from the vendors outside at a good price. This is close to the square so worth the detour even if you just walk around the outside and venture inside for just a few minutes as we did.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We were looking for casual eating place with fresh ingredients, but didn’t find it in this market. Yes, it’s massive, unless you are interested to look at fresh cut meat, seafood, etc... It’s not for you. It’s also not very tidy and smells pretty bad in hot weather.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We were on a cruise ship and decided to take a walk in to town and we came across this market. It was very loud but buzzing, everyone trying to out sell others, the fish, the meat and also garlic. Some very poor people here too trying to see a few bits. Big butchers blocks where they chop up the... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

As we often do in a new city, my wife and I walked to the Central Market of Athens. Most cities outside of the U.S., Nd some inside the U.S. have one. They are terrific ways to begin to learn a culture by seeing what people eat and how it is prepared. The Athen's market displays wondrous fresh meats, fish,... More 

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Omonia
Omonia Square is as plain in appearance as Syntagma is grand. Surrounded largely by functional blocks from the 1950s and 60s and no longer boasting its underground stalls, the square is now mostly frequented by immigrants and bargain shoppers. The most rewarding area to explore is to the south. Set off down Athinas Street, with the Acropolis gradually coming into focus in the distance, and you will get a sense of old commercial Athens, especially at the picturesque meat, fish and vegetable markets some way beyond the City Hall. The blocks to the west of Athinas are home to many Chinese and South Asian traders, adding a multicultural atmosphere to what was until the late 1990s a very homogenous society.
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