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Monastiraki, Athens

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A quintessential Athenian attraction, the old town neighborhood of Monastiraki draws visitors by offering a blend of history and shopping. The atmospheric neighborhood is crisscrossed by a network of narrow backstreets, lined by open-air stands and cramped shops offering bargains on everything from vintage shoes and new furniture, to rare books and handmade instruments. Named after its main square, the compact neighborhood represents the Ottoman and Byzantine influences on the city by serving as a home to both an Islamic mosque and Christian church. Avoid the worst of the crowds by exploring the neighborhood early in the morning. Work out when and for how long to visit Monastiraki and other Athens attractions using our handy Athens journey planner.
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  • The flea market was not crowded. Could explore the place at our own pace. Was abt 10 mins walk from the Ermos shopping area. Could always stop to get a juice or coffee along the way if you are tired 
    The flea market was not crowded. Could explore the place at our own pace. Was abt 10 mins walk from the Ermos shopping area. Could always stop to get a juice or coffee along the way if you are tired  more »
  • Fantastic vibrant area full of atmosphere. Great place to either sit and watch everyone or wander the fun Monastiraki Flea Market which has lots of vendors with local creates and souvenirs etc. Also.....  more
    Fantastic vibrant area full of atmosphere. Great place to either sit and watch everyone or wander the fun Monastiraki Flea Market which has lots of vendors with local creates and souvenirs etc. Also.....  more »

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