"Monastiraki Station" Monastiraki Tip by starstudio

Monastiraki, Athens: 21 reviews and 27 photos


Athenians love to shop and a simple
walk around the city will reveal
stores selling everything from
antiques to high fashion and art.
The best way to discover the city?s
treasures is to begin with the flea markets of
Monastiraki and Thisio and make your way
towards Syntagma and Kolonaki, where you
can find luxury boutiques, great art, jewellery
and shops with traditional products. Streets in
the ?old city? -Plaka, Thisio and Monastirakiare
mainly lined with touristy shops and street
vendors that stay open until late. Ermou
Street, radiating from Syntagma square, is
the main thoroughfare with big retail chains
alternating with small quirky shops and
international brands. Voukourestiou street is
the big spender?s pedestrianised paradise, while
Kolonaki features every type of store you can
think of.
Stores operate on irregular hours and many
close on midday, to reopen in the evening. As a
general rule, stores on Monday and Wednesday
are open from 9am to 3pm and on Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday from 9am to 2.30pm and
from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. On the weekends the
stores are open from 9am to 3pm while all are
closed on Sunday. In touristy areas such as Plaka
and Monastiraki, some shops stay open until
late, while only department stores are open all
day (8am to 8pm on weekdays, 9am to 6pm on

Theme: Antiques
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monastiraki_station

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 24, 2008
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