Monastiraki Flea Market, Athens

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    Monastiraki market
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    The Athens Flea Market

    by Danalia Written Feb 4, 2012

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    After tow hours at the Monastiraki Flea market, I had a feeling I could easily find my Grandma’s gold earrings that she lost 40 years ago (even though she never visited Athens in her life).

    Why? Cause there is not a thing that you can’t find there. Home décor such as: Broken chairs, half broken chairs, wood tables, plastic tables, coffee mugs in ten different colors, forks, silver spoon with rust or without rust, use clothes(very very use), jeweler, old books, shoes, clocks.

    It’s crowdie , busy, noisy, lively and extremely large.

    During the week, the nearby shops are also open so it easy to find also new items beside the old ones.

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    by xaver Written Jun 16, 2011

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    This is not really a flea market in the way most of us know them, apart on sunday when people coming from the hills lay down their blankets and sell all kind of stuffs. The scene is worth the experience even if you just sit on one of the many cafes overlooking the ancient agora and the parade of vendors.

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    Brand Names at Unreal Prices- Designer Sunglasses

    by AusPinay Written Aug 9, 2010

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    Since it was so bright and stinking hot my youngest son also got some sunglasses- Oakley was sold in the stalls at the street leading to the ruins so we were lucky to get them quickly without much fuss! I also got a pair of Gucci and Dolce & Gabanna at reasonable prices. The shades were truly made from Italy, not China..although the designs are not so modern, they were still classic and functional!

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    Monastiraki Market

    by aukahkay Written Nov 12, 2007

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    Monastiraki is an interesting place where locals and tourists flock to. It is a quaint collection of antique, souvenir, clothing and shoe shops. I was really amazed at the large number of shoe shops in this flea market. After having trudged through the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora, the soles of my sneakers were already giving way. These shoe shops were a blessing and I managed to get my old shoes replaced.
    This is an area where you can get souvenirs of Greece. It is cheaper to get them here in Athens than in the islands.

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    Flea Market

    by socrates_07 Updated Sep 7, 2002

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    You are now in the tourist infested heart of the so-called Monistiraki Flea-Market. It's really only a flea-market on Sunday when people come down from the hills and out of the woodwork to sell their wares on the street when you can buy anything from antiques, fished out of the garbage cans of Koloniki, to used phone-cards.

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    Athens flea market

    by SilverVelvet Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Visitors can't leave with treasures that are more than 100 years old with special papers and lots of red tape, but those looking for a special trinket and lots of local charm might find it at the Athens flea market.

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    Athens Flea Market

    by SilverVelvet Written Aug 25, 2002

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    For some great people watching and budget shopping, take a morning walk through the streets of the Athens Flea Market. Catch the locals in action. Watch the stray cats steal watchful glances from secret corners. Try your luck at haggling.

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