Acropolis in background, a view from Monastiraki Metro Station square.
Monastiraki (Greek: Μοναστηράκι, pronounced [monastiˈraci], literally little monastery) is a flea market neighborhood in the old town of Athens, Greece, and is one of the principal shopping districts in Athens. The area is home to clothing boutiques, souvenir shops, and specialty stores, and is a major tourist attraction in Athens and Attica for bargain shopping. The area is named after Monastiraki Square, which in turn is named for the Pantanassa church monastery that is located within the square. The main streets of this area are Pandrossou Street and Adrianou Street.
A stall dealing in collectible coins. Similar stalls can be found throughout Monastiraki.
The Monastiraki Metro Station, located on the square, serves both Line 1 and Line 3 of the Athens Metro.
- Copyright: Vasilis Protopapas (vasilpro) (40861)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-04-27
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix LX5
- Exposure: f/2, 1/15 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-05 13:21