The Monastiraki Flea Market

I was in Athens a few weeks ago for a wedding. Although the trip was short, we had just enough time to do some sightseeing. We climbed up to the Acropolis (of course), enjoyed fresh seafood and a dip in the ocean at Piraeus, and visited the gorgeous Museum of Cycladic Art Museum.

We also had a chance to see the famous Montastiraki Flea Market on a bustling Sunday morning. This sprawling, open-air antiques market is located in the central Montastiraki neighborhood (near the Acropolis). It’s a treat for the senses; even if you don’t buy anything, it’s fascinating to wander among the piles of vintage monocles, flapper dresses, retro toy cars, and turn-of-the-century furniture.

posters

alley

clocktoy cars

robotbikes

graffiti

Are there any cool flea markets in your city?

Monastiraki Flea Market

Near Adrianou, Ifestou, Plateia, and Avyssinias Monastiraki, Metro Monastiraki (M1/M3)

Open daily, with street vendors on Sunday

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