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Address: Athens, Greece
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Known as the heart of Athens, this busy city center is full of shops, bars,...

Known as the heart of Athens, this busy city center is full of shops, bars, clubs and restaurants.

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Lost glory

It used to be not only the centre of Athens but also the centre of Greece with a marvellous fountain. Imagine that all kilometric distances start from here. This central square is... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Bengaluru, India
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were living close by at the Athens-Marina hotel. This was our destination Metro stop to get to the hotel. No matter the time of the day, it is always buzzing with activity. There is plenty of places to eat, shop and change currency (for us non-Greek tourists).

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Miri, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hotel was here when I visited. The area itself is crowded with people. Just be cautious of pickpockets. It is a nice area though to see what it life really is away from the splendour of Syntagma square with the branded shops lining u the street.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It used to be not only the centre of Athens but also the centre of Greece with a marvellous fountain. Imagine that all kilometric distances start from here. This central square is now an indiferrent flat concrete surface. Only a few shops around and the only thing you want to do is to cross it and go away to your... More 

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Neath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

metro for archaelogical museum but i was based here as my hotel just 5 mins away..the best thing i found to do here was to visit the area around the polytechnic which was very boheminian and liberal..cnd flags on balconies and a tree painted blue amongst left wing grafiiti seemingly written on everything..reminded me a bit of soho in london... More 

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Caniço, Madeira, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very central square where all the main roads converge. It has some nice offerings around it, food wise. In the square there was a flower market. It has a metro station and the main attractions are 1 or 2 stops away. We've heard the worst of it in a lot of reviews and blogs while researching for our trip. "Don't... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Omonia Square is another one of those central locations in Athens where you can find shopping and restaurants It is a classic part of the city.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Central situated, with some terraces around, to expensive for the provided services, subway acccess, taxi station and that's all!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I was curiuous about Omonia, one of Athens old and not so beauty places. I visited daytime, passed The square quiet quickly but I just wanted to have The flavour and dirty taste of The old rugged center of Athens . Just pass and move on to The Meat and fresh market place in The athena street.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We have visited this place day and night time and never felt unsafe or insecure. Lots of shopping and dining options here for a very reasonable price. All in all, despite its seedy reputation, it's a good place to spend some time here and enjoy Athens like a local.

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Went there for a walk on my first night in Athen. The square and the roads around are full of drugs addict, beggars and it's a very scary environment. I strongly advice against visiting it especially at nights and/or alone. I have not seen anything that would make it worthed to visit it during the day either but it may... More 

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Omonia
Omonia Square is as plain in appearance as Syntagma is grand. Surrounded largely by functional blocks from the 1950s and 60s and no longer boasting its underground stalls, the square is now mostly frequented by immigrants and bargain shoppers. The most rewarding area to explore is to the south. Set off down Athinas Street, with the Acropolis gradually coming into focus in the distance, and you will get a sense of old commercial Athens, especially at the picturesque meat, fish and vegetable markets some way beyond the City Hall. The blocks to the west of Athinas are home to many Chinese and South Asian traders, adding a multicultural atmosphere to what was until the late 1990s a very homogenous society.
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