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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 yesterday via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Wyndham hotel in Athens, and found Monastiraki to be an easy 15 minute walk from our hotel. We were able to find delicious food along the way, and it has a lot of shopping and restaurants available. Definitely...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank shanoahe2019
Reviewed yesterday

The are is a must if you are in Athens and it is very easy to get there and have a walk. It is next to Plaka and Akropolis so you can combine them all. There are lots of souvenir shops also.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank N A
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you like good food, shopping and nice view - this is the place to be. full of locals and tourists every hour of the day.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rocoil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little square in Athens. There's a metro station right in center. Lots of pedestrian zones right around here. Lots to eat around here.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tjb600
Reviewed 1 week ago

Monastiraki is actually a square with lots of stalls for food and shopping. It is very busy most of the time and can have a heavy vehicle odors. There is a large toy store on one of the corners which is quite popular with locals....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jmatt0952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Flavors images smells like old Athens. Under the shadow of Parthenon the place has a unique energy. Places, stores to eat and the old market at this scene.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank world707
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monastiraki is in the center of Athens with many small shops, coffee shops, local fast food 'restaurants'. Unfortunately is quite dirty and crowded.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jivko V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thus is truly the heart of Athens. Great area full of little shops and restaurants. Shame in recent years had become dirty and frequented by beggars

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank T35BZcristinag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even in quiet February the area was full of beggars and aggressive vendors. I caught someone with their hand in my pocket. Avoid.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank glynna2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you come to Athens then you need to come here. Full of life and fun and lots of great restaurants. Very close to the Acropolis and other historic buildings. Amazing at night. The heart of Athens

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Christopher O
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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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15 August 2017|
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Response from X8181RSannaa | 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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