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Meet Athens ever-magical center Monastiraki

If you 're seeking the joys of a tourist area blended with the local authenticity in a traditional setting, then the Monastiraki area is the right destination! Situated at the heart of Athens’s historical center, Monastiraki area is the ultimate playground to unwind in a shopping spree and ancient Greek culture, depicted in its spectacular archaeological sites. The neighborhood is easily accessible, as there is a Metro station, right on the square. From there you can immerse yourself in its narrow cobbled streets.
The intriguing alleys are dotted with shops where you can find literary everything. International and local brands adore the bustling area. From clothes to elegant accessories and jewelry, Monastiraki’s market features an astonishing array of “tokens” to take a piece of Greece back home. If you ‘re rather a watcher than a shopping aficionado, then you can browse the variety of souvenir stands and peer in storefronts for countless hours. But don’t rest assured; there are plenty of elegant items you can buy. If you search for a while, it’s sure to find a pair of handcrafted ancient Greek sandals.
The area also features prestigious archaeological sites and a traditional ceramics museum, right next to the Metro Station. The building was once a Turkish Mosque and established around the mid-eighteenth century.
After a long stroll, it’s time to repose in one of the area’s many tavernas. Traditional souvlaki is a culinary delicacy that can’t escape your bucket list. You can also opt for fresh seafood and seasonal salads while exceptional local deserts write the perfect epilogue of an exciting day in Monastiraki. Don’t miss out on such a spectacle.
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