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Omonia Square, Athens

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Take in the bustle of the city at Omonia Square, one of the area's oldest squares. Shops, bars, and restaurants line this centrally located plaza. Visit the large fish and vegetable markets for a taste of local life. Keep in mind that many of the shops in this area are closed on Sundays. Be extra vigilant here, as pick-pockets frequent the area. Put Omonia Square into our Athens online trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Athens.
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  • What can I say about this center of Athena? Where do you want me to start? The negative main, because positive is very little.. Pame lipon, Negative: Vromia, Kaysaerio, Lathrometanastes, full of Bangladesh/Kourdos/Pakistani/Syrians/Afghans etc., all the mountains of the Asian, Africa, Mesta East, has become trade Center the Omonoia for all those of the fyles, everywhere in all the Poles, Geraniou, Sofocleous, Menandrou, all the historical strophes of Omonia, full of Pakistani, Chinese, mpagklantesiana shops, mobile, market, Periptera, once here talked all Greek, spania you will see...
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  • Square is in renovation. This area is 20 min walk to the heart of Athens (although this is also center). Accomodation is afordable. Around this square live non greeks, but it is safe (some "soft" tour...  more »
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  • Heard and read too many negative reviews before visiting this part of Athens. Well those rumours of pimps and druggers are for sure a thing of the past. The authorities have ensured regular and frequent police patrols to support that. So Omonia is certainly as safe as any other city in the world. Head there and make sure you dig into some of the great bakeries in the area!
  • I don't suggest this area It Is the perfect down town Athens but really very danger place for tourists A lot of drugs and very dangerous people around Be very careful especially after 8pm I am in unpleasant way to declare that the legendary old Omonia square maybe one of the oldest square in the Greek capital is NOT the best place where you should visit!!! If you still want to go.... you are totally responsible for yourself and don't wait for police support There is no police around or if you see poluce (very rare) they just ignore the facts around So sorry for the disappointed review dear visitors
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