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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 visited on a Tuesday afternoon mid October during covid. We followed a self guided tour from the DK Athens guide book. The market is interesting - some nice leather goods. This area is less...  more »
  • Its not a bad neighborhood. We had lunch in Monastiraki Square which was quite boring and wasn't the nicest or cleanest place we had been. Its got history but also a lot of tacky touristy shops...  more »

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