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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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  • I visited this place a few years ago. This square is must-see place in Athens. Its streets are very beautiful. You can buy here nice souvenirs. If you want to buy a souvenir in Athens, buy it in...  more »
  • Great vibe. Lots of restaurants bars etc. So many people it took time to get used to having people around again just it is a huge vibe. Loved it.  more »

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