Monastiraki Sp with the famous flea market

by Penny BroJacquie

Monastiraki (which means little monastery) is a flea market neighbourhood in the old town of Athens, Greece, and is one of the principal shopping districts in Athens. The area is home to clothing boutiques, souvenir shops, and speciality stores, and is a major tourist attraction in Athens and Attica for bargain shopping. The area is named after Monastiraki Square, which in turn is named for the Pantanassa church monastery that is located within the square. The main streets of this area are Pandrossou Street and Adrianou Street.


When you get out of the Metro station “Monastiraki”, there is a sign that says “Athens Flea Market”. It’s actually a small winding street. There are shops on both sides of the street shelling running shoes, men/ladys outfits, and tourist stuff.

A few meters further lies a small square lined with antique shops mostly furniture themed. There are a lot of booths and second-hand “fleas”. There are also quite a few leather/fur stores . The winding street actually continues on the other side of the Metro station square.

 Photos provided by Pyksida ©

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