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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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  • Characteristic, but at the same time tourist hub on the edge of Plaka and bordering the northern part of the Acropolis and a access streets. The square faces the archaeological area underneath the upper town, a metro line, decides and dozens of restaurants, shops and small businesses. Full of narrow streets with merchandise of all kinds on display as a kind of Bazaar in addition to streets with restaurants that border the archaeological area, the Hadrian's library, the Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus. A place not to be missed in order to understand the historical way popular and probably an area also "more or less sunny" in scorching summers Athenians.
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  • in the Bohemian spirit of the St. Michel district is still a little chips of Athens but less and less, but it's a nice ride
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  • The must see area of the Centre of Athens. personal believe it is the covent garden in Athens, overlooking the Acropolis, with junk food, emporikes suggestions for everyone, adults and children, Greeks and restaurant.
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