Athens is a fascinating, bewitching and mysterious city. Athens is a city to discover: not only for the most famous jewels, but also for the most remote corners. This is the only way to discover the picturesque and crowded neighborhoods of Psiri, Plaka and Monastiraki.
Places really fascinating and evocative which, often, contain the essence of a whole people. Places like the Athens Central Market. An absolutely incredible place both for quality and quantity.
Let yourself be enveloped in the scent of spices. From the wonderful colors of the fruit. From the extraordinary fish stalls. Lights, colors, and the screams of the sellers, ready to scream at each other, and stop to sell you something juicy ... cheap.
Here, at the central market of Athens, you will find the beating heart of the city. Ideal even just for a walk but, sure, you will hardly come back empty-handed. It is no coincidence, in fact, that many taverns come to stock up right here, in this incredible place. You will find many varieties of meat, with the slaughtered parts put on display; if you are weak stomach, you'd better avoid this area. But not even.
This is the Central Mecato of Athens. This is the essence of a city and a whole people. It is no coincidence that it is frequented mostly by Athenians.
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HOW TO GET
The Central Athens market is located right in the center, easily accessible by public transport. With the metro, you can use the M1 and M2 lines, getting off at the Omonia stop, about 400 meters away. Alternatively, with the M1 and M3 lines, you descend to Monastiraki and, in just over 5 minutes of walking, you arrive at your destination.
In the bus, you can use the 25, 26, 27, 35, 227, 500 for Euripidou or Agora lines. All information on Athenian media, timetables and tickets are available at this link.
The Athens Central Market is open Monday to Saturday, from 07: 00 to 18: 00. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
WHAT TO SEE BUY
In addition to the freshest products of every kind and quality, we recommend a stop at one of the many rooms scattered around the market, to sip the ouzo. Or, you can stop at one of the taverns in the area. Prices are quite competitive. Worthy of note is the nineteenth century building, which houses the market.