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The Athens Flea Market in Monastiraki

the Flea Market of Athens

Monastiraki counts as the most visited area of Athens, for both Greeks and tourists it is one of the most picturesque areas of Athens, neighbouring and connected to Plaka it is the easiest way to go up to the Acropolis ,to visit the Ancient Agora, the Roman Agora ,the Attalos stoa and the temple of Hephestus. From Dioscouron street you can go up the steps to the Acropolis ,the narrow streets of Plaka and the Anafiotika ,that amazing small area with tiny white houses Jasmine and pergolas ,which makes you feel you are in a small Greek island of the Cyclades. The name Anafiotika was taken from the builders that came from the island of Anafi in the 19 century to build the first Palace of King Otto. Back in Monastiraki and its famous flea market ,a paradise for collectors , you can find anything from Greek souvenirs and Greek art shops ,antiques ,carpets, old books ,latest fashion clothes, jewellery any kind of gadgets, old stamps and old books ,you can even find clothing and helmets from the second world war!! .But the best thing about going to Monastiraki is from Pandrosou street where the flea market starts towards Hephaestou and Andrianou street with its street cafes which on sunny weekends is the best place to enjoy a drink or a coffee while looking at the view of the Acropolis ,the Parthenon and the Agora.

Because some times words are not enough, just take a small tour of this nice collection of pictures from Monastiraki

MONASTIRAKI ATHENS FLEA MARKET STREET CAFES MONASTIRAKI PICTURES STREET MUSICIANS MONASTIRAKI PHOTO GALLERY A SUNNY DAY IN ATHENS MONUMENTS NEAR MONASTIRAKI

tourist shops in Monastiraki

the main flea market

ξενοδοχεια στην τηνο

old furniture

flags and posters

all kinds of things

clothing

Shoes for sale

antiques in the flea market

Athens Greece Guide 2003-2007

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