We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Central Market

Open Now: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (799)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“meat and fish”(23 reviews)
“great market”(8 reviews)
“meat section”(8 reviews)
Open Now
Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
See all hours
As featured in 3 Days in Athens
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Athinas 42, Athens 999-20, Greece
+30 21 0325 0647
Ways to Experience Central Market
from US$103.00
More Info
from US$52.60
More Info
from US$71.80
More Info
from US$82.50
More Info
Reviews (519)
Filter reviews
235 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsmeat and fishgreat marketmeat sectionathinas streetfruit and veg marketfeta cheesecured meatsreal athenshalwaworth a tripomonia squareon displaystallssellerssheeporeganowares
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 235 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Thank celinamccarthy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best market and area around is smelling badly and got some strange characters so be careful however worth a visit if near not best attraction in this city

Thank PopeDaveThe1st
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank 523travelbug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank MaxwellWade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank PvcM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. For a detailed write-up of my...More

Thank JoeSarks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank OnAir799891
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

2  Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 31 July 2018

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. If you want an animal anatomy lesson or are entertained by...More

3  Thank davidrA3168AF
View more reviews
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 290 hotels in Athens
Fresh Hotel
2,345 reviews
.10 km away
Athens Center Square
1,516 reviews
.10 km away
Hotel Athinaikon
298 reviews
.10 km away
Economy Hotel
654 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,749 restaurants in Athens
Oinomageireio H Epirus
639 reviews
.09 km away
Taverna Aris
254 reviews
.06 km away
Aiolou 68
214 reviews
.14 km away
Harvest Coffee & Wine
235 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,196 attractions in Athens
Kotzia Square
82 reviews
.16 km away
Greek Gastronomy Museum
15 reviews
.21 km away
Big Olive City Walks
131 reviews
.22 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
19 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from BethlehemPaUSA | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what time it closes, but we walked around there at night, after dinner.
Yael R
7 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Dimi S | Reviewed this property |
No, I am afraid it is not.
Google Translation