Things to Do in Athens
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The word “monastiraki” translates exactly as “little Monastery”, but there is no longer (if there ever was) a monastery in this location. However, visitors to this area next to the Acropolis, and in the location of the Ancient Agora of Athens (some things perpetuate!), have something to worship: shopping! Monastiraki is a famous shopping distract in Athens, a square surrounded by shops and a flea market, a sure fire spot for bargains.
Frequented by tourists and locals, this district offers a plethora of shopping options, but if visitors care to pray for financial assistance, the beautiful Church of the Pantanassa is situated directly in the central square. This is also the location of ancient paces of note, including the ruins of Hadrian’s library, but folks aren’t here to borrow books. Instead, the choice items are clothing, souvenirs, soaps and lotions, shoes and sandals, jewellery and an array of T-shirts. It’s a fun, lively place, great for finding good deals, with traditional Greek tavernas, and easy access from a metro station.