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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 today via mobile

Lots and lots of little shops. You can enjoy several hours of walking, talking, shopping, and people watching.

Thank Atheyrn
Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed exploring Monastiraki and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Athens. Was annoyed by the constant "attention" by store employees and would have preferred to been able to explore without the attention. We do understand the need for folks to earn a living however it...More

Thank Kirk E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I have moved to Greece from Australia and so we have plenty of time to explore Athens which is good considering all there is to see for this history lover! Monastiraki is a busy tourist and cultural colourful hub with a major...More

Thank HeatherandRoss H
Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago

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

Thank Evelyn M
Reviewed 3 days ago 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 days ago

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

Thank afrothiti
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=