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Lively flea market neighborhood with lots of small tavernas serving good-value local snacks.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“flea market” (373 reviews)
“metro station” (105 reviews)
“antique shops” (27 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The square was very crowded by late evening. Since we got here very early in the evening, we were able to spend time in the shops. Almost every shop will be open to deal making/bargaining, depending on your purchase volume. There's nothing much about history...More

Thank Raghuraman C
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing marketplace. Lots of great taverna's and great shopping. Well worth the trip. Watch out for pickpockets.

Thank Evelyn M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I supose that in this area you may clearly sea how life in Athens is, can take the pulse of the city from here. Variety of taverns and restaurants. Very cosmopolit.

Thank Alexandra C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Centre point of where many many restaurants and walking tours end up. Fantastic atmosphere with people piled in till the late hours

Thank ZMR
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is why you came to Athens - to sight see, be amongst the people, see the sidewalk cafes, stores and be near ancient monuments. Tons of people, nice area to walk in/around.

Thank abmilw
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a lovely time wandering around the little alleyways and peering into shops. We visited twice as it is also the region where you enter the site to the Ancient Agora. There are many little cafes to sit and have a cold drink -...More

Thank LimerickAdventurer
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots and lots of souvenirs and you can haggle if you are paying cash. Also some stunning jewellery to consider.

Thank afrothiti
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Monastiraki is a Must See After Visiting The Acropolis. It Has a Broad Range of Shopping Options & All The Store Owners Are Willing To Deal. The Resturant Options Are Also Great. I Would Think Anyone ThAt Visits Athens & Does Not Visit The...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Central district of Athens. With a very peculiar metro station (discover why), a very popular market just next door. Lose yourself in its streets. Mingle with the locals to smell Athens in these streets. As it is a very touristic place, you will also hear...More

Thank PJF60
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit when in Athens, plenty of souvenir shops from the cheap to expensive museum quality souvenirs and lots of restaurants for all tastes and costs. You can eat good Kebabs for about 3 euros in this area and the ice cream shops...More

Thank ChrisTiverton
Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a
difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the
Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized
streets surround the remains of both the Greek and
Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is
where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the
tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki
Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street
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Nadia R
23 May 2016|
Response from Ahmad A | Reviewed this property |
I was over here on easter, everything was closed except for the flea market. So I am guessing that the flea market and restaurants will be open, which is still nice. Otherwise, In Greece people love their holidays. People... More
27 June 2015|
Response from Людмил Ф |
At Plaka you have not problem to shoping between 7-9pm=