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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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  • We walked through this neighborhood and enjoyed the flea market, as well as the food, meat and fish market. There are many souvenir shops and restaurants as well.  more »
  • The Monastiraki square is always crowded. It's right next to Athens Flea Market and the Hadrian's Library ruins... but you can reach by foot a lot of different restaurants, bars and tavernas there...  more »

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