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Monastiraki Flea Market

Find souvenirs, collectables, and one-of-a-kind trinkets at this eclectic group of antique shops, tavernas and outdoor vendors.

The Monastiraki Flea Market, at the center of what was once ancient Athens, is an experience not to be missed. Take your time wandering through Avissynias Square, stopping at antique shops as you walk through a maze of street vendors selling both junk and gems. Pick through old books, trendy second-hand clothes, souvenir trinkets, leather crafts, jewelry and more. The value is most often in the eye of the beholder, and street vendors are quite willing to bargain. Across the road is Psiri, which by day has dozens of craft shops and galleries and by night is a maze of cafés, bars, restaurants and night spots.

 The markets are a great place for teenagers and adults, but keep your eye on young children as it’s easy to get lost. 

To enhance the experience further, come here when you’re hungry. Take a seat in a cozy tavernas serving local food such as spanakopita, tzataiki and hummus atop pita bread, Greek olives and dolmas (stuffed grape leaves). You can also order a gyros sandwich from a storefront if you would like to keep strolling and shopping as you eat.

In the afternoons and evenings, the street performers come out in full-force. There’s something for the entire family: clowns making balloon animals, jugglers, dancers and mimes. You never know what quality of entertainment will show up, and sometimes it’s a pleasant surprise: folk singers strumming guitars, African drumming, an impromptu jazz band. On the weekends, there’s often live music, adding to the festive atmosphere. Enjoy something different each time you go. 

The Monastiraki Flea Market is located in downtown Athens at Avissynias Square, within walking distance of Syntagma Square, the Acropolis, and other tourist attractions. It’s open daily, and Sundays are the busiest and best day to go.

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Wyndham Grand Athens

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2, Megalou Alexandrou St., Athens
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Athens hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Ermou Street and Omonia Square. National Archaeological Museum of Athens and Monastiraki Flea Market are also within 15 minutes. Metaxourghio Station and Metaxourgio Station are within a 2-minute walk.

    Electra Metropolis Athens ¥24,109
    Electra Metropolis Athens

    Electra Metropolis Athens

    15 Mitropoleos Street, Athens, Attiki
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Syntagma Square, Hellenic Parliament, and Roman Agora. Monastiraki Flea Market and Arch of Hadrian are also within 10 minutes. Syntagma Station is 5 minutes by foot and Monastiraki Station is 7 minutes.

      Athens Luxury Suites ¥9,433
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      12 Avramiotou St., Monastiraki, Athens, Attica
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Athens City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Church Of Agia Irini, Monastiraki Flea Market, and Tzisdarakis Mosque. Ermou Street and Hadrian's Library are also within 5 minutes. Monastiraki Station is only a 4-minute walk and Thissio Station is 9 minutes.

        COCO-MAT Athens BC ¥15,251
        COCO-MAT Athens BC

        COCO-MAT Athens BC

        5 Falirou, Athens
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Theatre of Dionysus, Arch of Hadrian, and Acropolis Museum. Acropolis and Zappeion Hall are also within 10 minutes. Leoforos Vouliagmenis Station and Akropoli Station are within a 5-minute walk.

          Divani Palace Acropolis ¥18,334
          Divani Palace Acropolis

          Divani Palace Acropolis

          19 25 Parthenonos St, Athens, Attiki
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Athens City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Acropolis Museum, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and Filopappos Hill. Arch of Hadrian and Acropolis are also within 15 minutes. Syngrou-Fix Station is only a 5-minute walk and Akropoli Station is 6 minutes.

            Plaka Hotel ¥15,755
            Plaka Hotel

            Plaka Hotel

            7, Kapnikareas & Mitropoleos St, Athens, Attiki
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Athens hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Ancient Agora of Athens and Hellenic Parliament. Acropolis Museum and Panathenaic Stadium are also within 1 mi (2 km). Monastiraki Station is only a 2-minute walk and Thissio Station is 9 minutes.

              Niche Hotel Athens ¥12,201
              Niche Hotel Athens

              Niche Hotel Athens

              21 Syngrou Avenue & 2 Vourvachi, Athens
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Athens City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Greek Evangelical Church, Arch of Hadrian, and Acropolis Museum. Temple of Olympian Zeus and Acropolis are also within 10 minutes. Leoforos Vouliagmenis Station is only a 2-minute walk and Akropoli Station is 4 minutes.

                Athens Gate Hotel ¥18,985
                Athens Gate Hotel

                Athens Gate Hotel

                10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attiki
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Athens City Centre, this hotel is steps from Greek Evangelical Church, Arch of Hadrian, and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Theatre of Dionysus and Choragic Monument of Lysicrates are also within 5 minutes. Akropoli Station and Leoforos Vouliagmenis Station are within a 5-minute walk.