Markets and shopping around Athens
Athens markets, beyond Plaka streets, like Kydathineon, Adrianou and Pandrosou, can prove themselves to be in a very close distance, of a great experience, since visitors can discover new items and explore a different market culture, are everywhere around Plaka.
Monastiraki Athens Flea market.
Around Monastiraki streets you can find literally everything. Its a Sunday walk for Athenians, so it would be better to avoid it and visit it during the week. What you will find there is mostly clothes and shoes. There are also many shops with second-hand items, or if you like decorative styles of the past and also have time to spend, you may be lucky to find real trasures there. Monastiraki market is expended to surrounding streets. The main street for that is Ifaistou, where the Athens Flea market takes place.
Ermou & international brands, the main street of the route Monastiraki- Syntagma
In Ermou you have brands and eponymous accessories mostly, Athenian women visit the street to shop. Prices are higher than Monastiraki, but the feeling of a big street is always nice, where you can enjoy a coffee around Ermou. Voukourestiou and other streets are waiting for you, at the other side of Syntagma square.
Kolonaki & luxury items – services
Kolonaki is a priviledged area, because it is next to the Parliament, and a wealthy neighobourhood. Prices are higher in everything.
Varvakeios food market
Besides Monastiraki, If you wish to see a real Greek market, you have to walk from Athinas and get to Varvakeios. An experience even for Greeks that get there for a first time.
Metaxourgio open market
Takes place at Metaxourgio area. An open-air market taking place every Monday on Kerameikos Street.
Streets of Plaka combine walk among culture, food options but also excellent shopping proposals. Moreover the squares that exist at Plaka provide the choice of resting while you are walking under the Greek sun.