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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Monastiraki and other Athens attractions using our handy Athens journey planner.
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  • If you are a tourist who likes to shop, eat, and drink in a very attractive tourist-friendly section, Monastiriki is for you. In fact, it;s just a short walk from the Plaka section. So, hit them both ...  more »
  • Monastraki Centre has a great vibe about it. At any time of the day the place is bustling with people, lots of locals, and lots of younger people. I have never been to a city district with so many res...  more »
  • From one side of the square you see people eating 24 hours a 24awro and on the opposite side there are people who sleep in cardboard boxes! Our good appetite!
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