MONASTIRAKI

Monastiraki is an emblematic square of the old city of Athens, in the district of Plaka. When I was in Athens in 2011 it was slightly derelict and dodgy, covered with graffitis, but with its metro station, its view to the Acropolis and the flea market nearby it still had a charm and an atmosphere like no other place and it will be an unavoidable step on your visit. 


The Ottoman-looking building on the left was the Tzistarakis Mosque built in 1759. A column of the Temple of Olympian Zeus was used to build it. It is a now a Museum of Greek Folk Art.

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