Ermou str, Athens

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    Ermou Street, Athens
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  • Ermou Street, Athens
    Ermou Street, Athens
    by Danalia
  • Ermou Street, Athens
    Ermou Street, Athens
    by Danalia
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    Ermou str: the comercial street

    by mindcrime Updated Feb 2, 2011

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    Ermou street
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    I use to walk Ermou when I want to go to Monastiraki from Sytntagma square.

    It is the basic commercial street of Athens for expensive clothes/shoes but also some low cost brands like Zara, Sprinter, Glue etc

    If you are at Syntagma square it’s nice to walk down Ermou though because it’s a pedestrian street (at least from the middle till Syntagma sq.) with a lot of people come and go, you can see street artists, painters etc. I don’t like this kind of streets in general (they are the same all over the world) but the Kapnikarea church in the middle of the street is worth to be seen anyway, it's one of the old orthodox churces, dating from the 12th century (pic 3 shows a detail over the main door)

    Many times you will see living statues and street musicians around while during Christmass it gets so crowdy that you can hardly walk into!

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    Ermou Street: Athens Shopping Artery

    by xuessium Written May 20, 2007

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    Think of it thisaway: An entire street to fulfill your shopping desires.

    Think departmental stores, swanky boutiques, kitchy souvenir shops, classy cafes, the odd-looking fast food joints and swirling among these.......lots and lots of people.

    Think of how you intend to spend your money. Think cashier registers ka-chinking away. Think shopping bags.

    Think of the bills when you get home.

    What to buy: Anything money can buy....as long as you have it!

    What to pay: Anything money can buy....as long as you have it!

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    Ermou str: Odos Ermou

    by Pieter11 Written May 26, 2005

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    Odos Ermou at sunset

    The Odos Ermou, or Hermes Street, is the biggest shopping street of the city. It has a long pedestrial area, to the east from Monastiraki Square, which turns into a road with traffic to the westside of the city.

    In the Odos Ermou you can find anything you want. There are modern fashion store, pubs and restaurants, touristic shops selling nothing but souvenir, and especially in the area with traffic there are lots of vague shops selling antiquity.

    But weither you buy thing here or not, it´s a pleasure to walk here. It´s always crowded, and there is a lot to see here all the time.

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    Ermou street: Shoes Shoes Shoes

    by Sharon Updated Apr 27, 2004

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    Okay that was in My last days when i returned from ElAl offices in Athens after discovering i had a problem with my ticket back home...
    I left the Metro in Sytagma Sq. and went back to my hotel in the plaka through Ermou Street.
    This Street is one of those streets which you have no chance to miss, its a very long one and goes from Syntagma Sq. (?) down to monastiraki area crossing the Plaka area.
    You can find there Clothes shops (all brand names whether Locals or international), cosmetics, bags, shoes, books etc'.
    I was somehow amazed to see the shoes shops there... so many of them and darn what a beautiful shoes... gosh i could buy at least 15 pers if only.... sigh...
    I dont know why i was surprised... Maybe i had some wrong image of Athens in my mind ? Maybe...
    However girls.. oh well guys too... If you like shopping when you're on a trip i think that in this case Ermou Street will be your place for that.

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    Ermou str: Fancy Fashion

    by Jmill42 Written Mar 15, 2004

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    TheKapnikarea Church

    Ermou St is Athens' answer to Via del Corso or Via Veneto in Rome. Fashion central. Every imaginable type of clothing and apperal is covered along this long street. The street itself runs from the Monastiraki metro stop to the Syntagma Station and the Parliment building. In the middle is a a neat little church, whihc is not to be missed, called the Kapnikarea Church.

    At night, many people (mostly young kids) gather here apparently for two reasons. One, to kiss each other... passionately and with determination. The other, is to make fun of tourists in between kisses.

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    It usually happens...

    by AndyRG Updated May 28, 2003

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    Las Ramblas?

    Ermou street has not been yet like Las Ramblas in Barcelona, but sometimes this elegant street has the same charm...
    You see here a woman who manages to steal the glances of the pedestrians with her interesting metamorphosis. There are also other such artists there.

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    Ermou street os the main street to shop

    by Kodi01 Written Feb 26, 2003

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    There are many shops and this is the main street to go to find wonderful fashions.

    The first day I arrived, the stores were closed, so their holidays are different than my holiday. but there were santas and vendors on the street. So, lots of tourist even on a closed down holiday.

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    Ermou Street: Ermou Street

    by b1bob Written Feb 22, 2003

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    old versus new on Ermou

    Ermou Street is a shopping district with many international stores. Pictured is a Lacoste outlet with the familiar alligator logo. Juxtaposed against this modern international setting is the Kapnikarea church which has been there since about 800 A.D. (a modern building by ancient Greek standards). This is yet another example of the "old versus new" that I mention in my general tips.

    What to buy: At a souvenir shop catty cornered from the Lacoste place, I picked up a t-shirt for my brother.

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    Ermou street

    by AndyRG Updated Dec 12, 2002

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    Men's

    It is the main shopping street of Athens. Ermou street is an only-pedestrian one, which runs off Syntagma. There are numerous shops, most of them have women's clothes and, as natural, the street is full of nice girls. That makes the walk there even more pleasant...

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    The most commercial street

    by athenian80 Updated Nov 19, 2002

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    The medieval

    The shops along Ermou street

    What to buy: Ermou street is the most commercial pedestrian street of Athens. Named after the ancient god of commerce and messenger of gods ,Hermes,it hosts many brandnames (predominantly) on women's clothing and footwear. Girls,this is your place! But guys i'm warning you ! Don't go there with girls or else they'll drive you crazy entering each and every store. I know...Beginning your walk from Syntagma square and walking down Ermou str. you'll find the medieval chapel of 'Kapnikaréa'. This church of the 11th century AD was really lucky. It was to be demolished in 1834 as it would be in the middle of the street but fortunately this never hapenned. And so it remained there,on the junction of the two streets. Note that Ermou became a pedestrian street only a few years ago. The ambience at Ermou during Christmas is awesome!Bands from every corner of the world make it an experience you shouldn't miss !

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    Ermou Str

    by Christianne Written Nov 16, 2002

    What to buy: In Ermou street you can buy women's cloths, cosmetics, shoes, bags etc
    In the centre of the city.
    Your starting point is the Syntagma Square.

    What to pay: In the shops you can find some regular prices.However, there are shops that they are more expensive than average.
    Anyway, even if you don't want to buy anything, Ermou deserves a short walk!

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    Ermou str: WOMEN PARADISE

    by STRATOS79 Written Apr 23, 2007

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    One of the most famous shopping places in Athens
    is Ermou str start from Syntagma sq with many shoe
    shops brand names and top designer clothes a
    woman's paradise

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