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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
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
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.
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
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 wary of fakes.
Response from X8181RSannaa | Reviewed this property |
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,