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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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  • So much to see located in one area. Fascinating flea market and dozens of souvenir shops. Hard to find a shop that sells genuine icons. Only found one near the Cathedral. Buy a 30Euro multi ticket... 
    So much to see located in one area. Fascinating flea market and dozens of souvenir shops. Hard to find a shop that sells genuine icons. Only found one near the Cathedral. Buy a 30Euro multi ticket...  more »
  • Lots to do and see here in this incredible area. Restaurants, bars, the flea market, historical buildings, the huge crowds. It’s a fun place, and not to be missed, especially at night. 
    Lots to do and see here in this incredible area. Restaurants, bars, the flea market, historical buildings, the huge crowds. It’s a fun place, and not to be missed, especially at night.  more »

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