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Very creepy and slimy men, especially on Armodiou at the fruit/veggie stand at the end of the market (Armodiou 13/14). When I was taking a picture with him out of friendliness and good mood, the guy touched me in places where I didn‘t want to...More
Immerse yourself take the tme to go in and out of shops as well as the side streets, speak to the vendors they love a chat and are so friendly and thankful to do business dnt be afraid to haggle they kind of encourage it...More
Remembered the experience of going through this market 30 years ago. Sanitary conditions have improved much since then. Took my 18 year old son there to show him a real market. Went early in the morning and it is a beehive of activity with suppliers...More
Meat, fish, vegetables, herbs, deli meats etc etc along with the usual noise and crowds like a real market should have. The herb seller let us smell each bag - bliss. We weren't sure of several pickled selections and we were given portions to taste...More
Well worth a visit. It’s clean and easy to tour on your own. The vegetable section is rather small, but the fish and meat selections are extensive. Fascinating to see all the variety of fish and the meat being butchered. Not for PETA supporters or...More
Central Market; off the beaten path, but really cool. All kinds of meats hanging, seafood, spices. I’ve never seen anything like it. Really got the feel of authentic Greece. A little off the beaten path, but well worth it.
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I was really interested in this one because I wanted to see the true lifestyle of greek people. In this place I could. There are lots of fresh meat and seafoods and the people are really friendly but they dont really speak english. In this...More
I get a kick out of those too squeamish to visit a real working market. This is surely one of those. Great to see people cutting meat, and people cueing up to purchase their products. Definitely worth the walk thru. Inside is the restaurant Esperos...More
Just disgusting unless you like the sights and smells of dead animals, both whole and in pieces ready to sale. The adjacent fish market isn't much better, though the smells there are far worse.
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Omonia Square is as plain in appearance as Syntagma is grand. Surrounded largely by functional blocks from the 1950s and 60s and no longer boasting its underground stalls, the square is now mostly frequented by immigrants and bargain shoppers. The most rewarding area to explore is to the south. Set off down Athinas Street, with the Acropolis gradually coming into focus in the distance, and you will get a
sense of old commercial Athens, especially at the picturesque meat, fish and vegetable markets some way beyond the City Hall. The blocks to the west of Athinas are home to many Chinese and South Asian traders, adding a multicultural atmosphere to what was until the late 1990s a very homogenous society.