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Central Market

Closes in 30 min: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Athinas 42, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This market is also known as the Varvakios Agora. I had visited this market as part of a food walking tour. The building housing the market is filled with meat and fish stalls. The fruit and vegetable market is across the street. It was definitely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bill C
Reviewed 9 November 2018

My husband and I were in Athens and one of the places I didn't want to miss was the Central Market. It was about 4-5 blocks from our hotel The Attalos. It is set up where all of the meat is in one area and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MovieGal
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Went to Athens for a short business trip in October, so I had to do some research to find the best place to shop for local food products. Decided to go to Central Market to find this provision shop after reading a review from a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JCSG238
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We visited on a food tour and I accept visiting a food market isn't everyone's "cup of tea", however, it's worth a quick visit. Very busy market that is used by the people of Athens daily. I saw a review saying this market was dirty,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gordon0504
Reviewed 3 November 2018

This hectic, colorful market is an explosion for the senses. I liked the part with the meat and the fishes. Nice to experience and to soak up the atmosphere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NoeB1
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

This place is simply filthy in all senses. I have been to other similar markets in Europe but this one is the absolute bottom. Such a lovely location but all here are run by peasants. Rude, cheeky, dirty hands, nose picking, smoking, slippery floors, smelly!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

This just like any other markets. You can buy what you need for the house. Not a tourist attraction.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

If you have a interest in cooking, it is really fun to take stroll trough the market. The noice level is amazing, the vendors really know how to try to sell their goods first. Most of the locals have their own favourites who they go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ToPi03
Reviewed 26 October 2018

...no matter if it is fruits, fresh fish, hand bags, fridge magnets, last technology phones, shoes, sport suits...or very Greek souvenirs to bring home! You will have a really hard time to make your choice of buying, Negitiation is a must, do not pay what...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ToujoursLaRoute
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Just happened to stumble onto this market. Very exciting market, lots of unusual local foods, meats, fish and because of the fish pretty stinky too but its all in the experience!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FLLtraveler76
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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
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19 April 2018|
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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|
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Response from Dimi S | Reviewed this property |
No, I am afraid it is not.
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