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Monastiraki

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Pavlos
July 16, 2017
Metro fährt direkt zum Flughafen
Faye
March 21, 2022
Standing in the middle of the square and looking around, you immediately perceive the diversity of the buildings which are visible. On one side you have the Ottoman-era mosque of Tzistarakis and on the other, the orthodox church of the “Dormition of the Virgin Mary of Athens”. The pillars of Hadrian’s Library, built in the 2nd century A.D., can be seen through and next to the arches of the Mosque, while – directly above them – the imposing Acropolis dominates the backdrop. Several neoclassical buildings which surround the square or line Athinas street, including the Metro Station, add yet another era to the list of the ones already represented in this limited space. In other words, you are standing in the middle of a miniature architectural representation of the melting pot of cultures that have passed from this land, which stands on the crossroads of three continents. The name ‘Monastiraki’, which means ‘small monastery’, refers to the orthodox monastery that occupied the square during the Ottoman times. The only remnant today is the church mentioned above and, of course, the tell-tale name of the neighborhood. The addition of the Mosque in the 18th century fueled the economic growth of the surrounding area, making the Monastiraki market a stable feature of the area up until today. Monastirakis' shops Despite the imposing historic buildings, the modern city still manages to shout its presence through the noise that comes from the busy shops and the people who crowd the square on a daily basis. Here you can find souvlaki places and Greek taverns, traditional “kafeneio” and modern cafés, Chinese-made souvenirs next to genuine Greek art pieces and shops that sell both real antiques of all kinds, as well as cheap imitations or even cheesy, fake ancient Greek hoplite helmets. Peddlers of various foods and snacks compete for premium spots and fill the air with smells of roasted chestnuts or fresh, pungent fruit, depending on the season. On one corner you might find youngsters beat-boxing and break-dancing, while on another, the sound of bouzouki from a tavern’s resident band tempts passers-by to start dancing the Zorba. Every other day a different street-performance act takes place and countless roaming buskers pass from here, covering all styles of music, from folk to jazz. Another characteristic feature of Monastiraki is the antiques- and flea- market which operates in the streets around and including Ermou and Ifestou and on Abyssinia square. Ages-old army surplus stores filled with all kinds of second-hand equipment, along with relics like old swords and broken guns, Nazi helmets and old war-medals of various kinds have been waiting here for as long I can remember.
Standing in the middle of the square and looking around, you immediately perceive the diversity of the buildings which are visible. On one side you have the Ottoman-era mosque of Tzistarakis and on the other, the orthodox church of the “Dormition of the Virgin Mary of Athens”. The pillars of Hadrian…
Efi
March 8, 2022
A must see place in the heart of Athens. Enjoy a walk around, and visit the meet market.
Soula
October 8, 2021
great for shopping, walks and coffee.
Roula
August 28, 2021
Walk in ancient Athens

Entdeckungen auf Airbnb

Traditionelle griechische Küche im verborgenen Athen
Ab Preis:$61/Person
Erkunde die verborgenen kulinarischen Geheimnisse von Athen
Ab Preis:$63/Person
Probiere Streetfood in Athen
Ab Preis:$48/Person

Unterkünfte in der Nähe

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Entworfenes Studio in der Nähe des Monastiraki-Platzes: Triple A6
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Home..Sweet Home!
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Blick auf die verborgene Juwelen 💎der Akropolis
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Atemberaubendes Aussichtsstudio!
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Hervorragende Akropolis-Aussicht gemütliches Studio im Herzen
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Genießen Sie die Aussicht auf Parthenon@sunny flat im Zentrum
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Modernes Studio in der Nähe des Psirri-Platzes - (Triple A) - 1
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Einzigartige Lage Luxuriöses Apartment in der Nähe von Akropolis
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Locationx3!Schönes Atelier @Psiri/Monastiraki
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Zanzi - Innenstadt von Athen 1-Bdr Apartment
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Akropolis Monastiraki Neu renovierte Wohnung
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Ihr Studio mit Aussicht auf die Akropolis
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Stilvolles Studio im Herzen Athens!
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Gemütliche und ruhige Wohnung im Zentrum von Athen
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Modernes Studio neben dem Psirri-Platz (Triple A) - 2
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Acropolis View Amazing Studio @ Metro-Monastiraki
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