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Monastiraki, Athens
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A quintessential Athenian attraction, the old town neighborhood of Monastiraki draws visitors by offering a blend of history and shopping. The atmospheric neighborhood is crisscrossed by a network of narrow backstreets, lined by open-air stands and cramped shops offering bargains on everything from vintage shoes and new furniture, to rare books and handmade instruments. Named after its main square, the compact neighborhood represents the Ottoman and Byzantine influences on the city by serving as a home to both an Islamic mosque and Christian church. Avoid the worst of the crowds by exploring the neighborhood early in the morning. Put Monastiraki into our Athens holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Athens.
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  • It is not a large place, and do not have an artistic interest, but - undiluted nothing phrase, which is another level - this is where found me the true "Center" of Athens. The "plaza mayor". Forced crossing site, worth touring the square with wide open eyes, because between the hundreds of tourists will see every day of the Athenians and their works to get ahead.
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  • Monastiraki is a traditional place. Is necessary to visit this area . Is a part of Athens and is very good experience to walk all the area around The Acropolis. You can see very interesting monument ,...  more »
  • Monastariki and Syntagma are compact and walkable. Monastariki has its own metro station on the Pireaus line (the green line). A twenty minute walk to the east takes you along Ermou, through a malled ...  more »