Also known as "Downtown Bargain" (during the Turkish possession era), Monastiraki has maintained its bargaining flair. The picturesque district of Monastiraki is the place to visit with the company of a local host if you want to have an inside taste of the Greek culture. Its numerous streets and alleys are occupied by many shops and street vendors.
What you should not miss out on is the flea market. Every Sunday Monastiraki turns into a cultural hub marrying aspects of modern lifestyle to the old heart and soul of the city which is still alive. A huge variety of products from ceramics, books and vinyls to copper or bronze hearth sets is your for the taking!
Once your shopping experience is complete, it is high time you discovered the open air market where you are bound to run into some tasty food. The wide range of cafes and taverns can satisfy any kind of taste!
Things to do in Athens
Are you the type of person who wants to experience the Greek culture to the fullest? Are you the one who wants to take a glimpse of Athens' hidden gems? Are you the one who wants to feel the ambience of old Athens? Then, accompany us through the following countdown of top 10 things to do in Athens.
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Athens Evening Food Tour: 10 Tastings
What an amazing time with Marina! We encountered many wonderful foods on our 3 hour tour. Marina was an wonderful hostess and our entire group had a great time. Each stop was an experience. We had such a great time and couldn't believe how quickly it was over. Highly recommend Marina for your food tour experience!
Greek Cooking Class with Organic Products
From the start of my booking with Melina to the end, everything was AMAZING! This trip is a girls getaway and a month before arriving in Greece I reached out to Melina. We live in the states, and I had no problems communicating with Melina as far as the date and time I was requesting. We really enjoyed our time shopping with Melina and learning how to cook a healthier version of traditional Greek foods. She also gave us a great selection of different dishes to cook. She really made us feel like family and I HIGHLY recommend booking with Melina.
A customized trip with Yorgos
I was travelling alone and wanted to see everything in a single day! Yorgos arranged this all for me and we spent a great morning in Athens, I built a list of the non tourist places to visit including some amazing rooftop bars and then we went to temple of poiseiden in the afternoon!