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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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  • Ignore the bad reviews these are tourists who get stuck next to the flea market get into the backstreets across the road there is amazing eclectic mix of street food places wine bars, cocktail bars...  more »
  • June 10, 2021 We were pickpocketed 2000 euro out of my husbands backpack while it was still on his back. We had just exchanged the money at the airport and were on our way home. The men were...  more »
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