Monastiraki, Athens

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Monastiraki is an incredibly vibrant and colorful neighborhood filled with beautiful street art, great restaurants and cafés and endless shops and outdoor markets. It’s a beautiful jewel in the middle of a city that has never really been known for its beauty.

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The hip neighborhood’s colorful street art makes it a photographer’s dream

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Monastiraki’s numerous flea markets are true treasure troves

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The neighborhood’s narrow alleys can be a maze, but they usually lead to beautiful lively squares

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Monastiraki also has some great restaurants serving authentic Greek cuisine

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…and don’t forget to try some baklava!

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Some of the city’s most legendary sights – including Mount Acropolis – are just a few steps away!

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Monastiraki is a great place to try some traditional street food

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Monastiraki also has a bazaar area with endless shops hawking everything from shoes to souvenirs

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