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Information about Monastiraki

Monastiraki Athens: Monastiraki is an beautiful and attractive neighbourhood situated west of Syntagma square. One can easily access it on foot or with the metro, from Syntagma or Omonia. Monastiraki is one of the most picturesque neighbourhoods of Athens with narrow streets and alleys crosssing each other occupied by numerous shops and street vendors. It is mostly famous for the flee market that takes place every Sunday displaying a huge quantity of products.

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If you continue your walkaround the area you will get to the open air market where you can find the best quality of food.In Monastriraki you will find a wide range of antique shops (books, vinyls, decorative objects, etc). You will find many cafes and taverns with great view to the ancient sites of Athens.

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How to get to Monastiraki

There are many ways to reach Monastiraki, from any location in Athens.
Airport to Monastiraki: 31 km / 19.2 miles | Piraeus port to Monastiraki: 14.3 km / 8.8 miles | Syntagma square to Monastiraki: 0.9 km / 0.5 miles

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Athens transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292 or book your taxi online.

On foot: As Monastiraki is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Syntagma square, in approximately 10 minutes.

By metro: The closest metro station is “Monastiraki” on line 3. Get a map of the metro here.

By bus/trolleybus: Since Monastiraki is located in a central area of Athens, there are many buses that stop nearby. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.

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Hotels in Monastiraki

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A for Athens Hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city, next to Monastiraki square. The hotel’s location offers a unique view to the Acropolis visible by all rooms and the hotel’s terrace. Up there, there is a cozy bar serving delicious cocktails and drinks. Guests are able to enjoy a rich breakfast every morning or be assisted by the staff at the 24-hrs reception. The rooms are designed by Greek designers and feature all kinds of amenities such as kitchenette, private bathroom and balcony overlooking the Acropolis.

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Downtown Athens in Psiri, Arion Hotel a superior hotel, totally renovated in 2004 with a fresh atmosphere and a special touch and care to all little details. It is a charming 3-star-hotel for an unforgettable stay on a quite square overlooking the church of St Dimitrios. 51 rooms refurbished with exclusive cotemporary design. A fully air conditioned breakfast room, offers continental enlarged buffet breakfast which is included in the price spacious rooms.

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With magnificent views to the famous Acropolis and Lycavitos hill, the welcoming Attalos hotel in Athens is the perfect base for exploring the city’s historical treasures or nightlife venues. The newly refurbished single, double and triple rooms are located in Plaka, close to Monastiraki metro station. They are fully equipped with air-conditioning and central heating, free wi-fi, TV, hairdryer, mini bar, direct dial phone and soundproof windows. The hotel boasts a roof garden offering excellent views of the Acropolis.

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Reviews of Monastiraki, Athens

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  • olivia3rch 14 Feb 2009
    The square of the opposite
    Our hostel was near Monastiraki, so we would frequently pass by this beautiful area. I spend a whole week in Athens last summer. The weather was extremely hot in the middle of July and the beaches far away, but I felt I wanted to see more of this town. In any case, our hostel was cheap, so we didn't mind staying for two or three more days. Monastiraki is the centre of ancient Athens, as there are many archaeological sites in a walking distance: the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, the Roman Agora, the Hadrian Library. Many antique shops line the streets around the square of Monastiraki and the railway station. In a word, this is the place of the opposite in Athens: expensive restaurants next to cheap kebap taverns, luxurious shop centres close to open markets, fancy street actors side by side to beggars, ancient sites close to modern constructions...
  • susiler 19 Jan 2009
    Shop in the flea markets
    Monastiraki was my best district of Athens. Although it was usually very crowded and it could get pretty dangerous at night with so many economic immigrants that live there, in the day it was just a lovely place to have a coffee with view to the Acropolis and to shop in the flea markets. I didn't shop much from Monastiraki, but I saw some excellent antique items. I just bought a miniature of the Acropolis and a cup with the word "Athens" on it. However, I really enjoyed my walks along the narrow paths.

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