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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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  • Had a fantastic time around Monastiraki. Went all around. Walked the whole city. Got my way around with no dramas. Loved all the shops there, met a heap of awesome people there aswell.. EFHARISTOR...  more »
  • It was a great time. Walked and shopped many days, many times. Enjoyed all I saw and experienced. Walking around is the very best since you never know what you'll run into and getting lost is...  more »
  • Great place to walk around with many shops, restaurants and views of the Acropolis, good place to look for souvenirs.  more »
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