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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This is a really fun, colorful and busy area. Lots of shopping options. It's actually a Flea Market with lot of second-hand products (in stores), but there are also lot of shops selling first-hand... more »
Monastiraki is full of shops and restaurants. We found great souvenirs! You will find the entrance to the flea market. An amazing view of the Acropolis! Like all major cities be aware of pick... more »
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