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Monastiraki, Athens

Categories: Flea Markets, Neighborhoods, Shopping, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web
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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  • Junction of narrow streets filled with shops. From here we start to climb towards the Acropolis along Hadrian's library, and other artifacts. By metro but attention. Pickpockets in action
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  • I love to walk and look for bargains throughout the area. If you go on the weekends of the week there are fairs antiques and souvenirs. The Athenian friendly people is very good host and more with Argentines
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  • If you are looking for souvenirs and restaurants, this is the place to be. There are lots of local crafts and a flea market for you to explore. Thereafter you can have a break at any of the local rest...  read more »
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