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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Full of illegal immigrants trying to touch you or sell you something smell of pie is almost everywhere nothing same as 10 years ago..... more »
Great neighborhood near Roman and Ancient Agora, great place to walk, shop, eat, and explore. Great shopping even a great flea market. Great views of the Acropolis. And, nothing beats eating a meal... more »
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