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“More atmospheric than Plaka”
Review of Monastiraki

Monastiraki
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US$47.38*
and up
Private Shopping Tour in Athens
Ranked #44 of 345 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Lively flea market neighborhood with lots of small tavernas serving good-value local snacks.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

That's less commercial than Plaka district. With big flea market and many modern bistros and restaurants for locals as well as tourists. My favourite part of town really Just be careful with pickpockets as there are plenty of them even off season...

Thank Paula C
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"busy square"
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"souvlaki"
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"pick pockets"
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"hadrian's library"
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"narrow streets"
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"ancient agora"
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Monastiraki is one of my favorite places in Athens, have visited 3 times of 3 different years and still its the best. They have the old greek restaurants to eat Souflaki and Gyros.. also you pay very affordable for such ana amazing food. As for shopping, since its a major touristic attraction, the souvenir shops are a bit more expensive than other places. Also many places do not favor bargaining so be careful while trying to save on urself couple of bucks..

Thank Sevag D
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

It used to be our favourite Sunday outing. You could find almost everything, from cars to antiquities, books, gramophone records, furniture, clothes, shoes, art crafts, plants and garden utensils, etc. Lovely place but hold tight to your personal items and wallets.

Thank Marianna V
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Sellers here are so annoying (probably because many of them are turks, whos trying to offer you anything, doesnt matter if you need it or not).

Thank LTgod
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Monastiraki is The iconic district in Athens, at the foot of the Acropolis; it lies in the heart of the centre of Athens and the umbilical cord of the ancient Greek civilization. Feel free to roam the tiny --some are still cobbled--streets of the surrounding Flee Market, do your shopping from designer clothes, shoes, art, antiques, to kitchy-catchy memorabilia/ gifts from your visit.The best time to get there is after a visit to the ruins of the Acropolis and the Roman Agora. Find a spot that gives you a good view of the ruins, relax in the sun when it is sunny, enjoy a meal, drinks or coffee and desert, and feel the timelessness of the locale. You are there, at long last.

Thank Anna F
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