Quick links : Athens Flea Market Monastiraki Piraeus
After a short rest, we roamed Ermou street which is at the back of our hotel. This street starts after Syntagma square and stretches well past Monastiraki metro station. It is a commercial avenue and is a pedestrian only street. It is primarily a local and tourist shopping street and contains many of the big international names like Mango, Swarovski, Zara to name a few.
We walked till we reached the Monastiraki metro station where there is a flea market just next to it. Here you’ll find clothing shops, antiques, used books, cd and vintage records and other stuff you’ll find in a typical flea market else where. There is a sort of small square in-front of the metro station and it’s busy with people rushing for the metro as well as passengers getting off. A hive of activities with small stores, cafe, push cart vendors doing their thing.
Since we are at Monastiraki metro station, we decided to take a train ride to Piraeus which is the last metro stop. From the Piraeus metro station, it’s just a matter of crossing the pedestrian bridge to walk over to the ferry terminal for ferries to the southern Aegean islands like Santorini, Mykonos etc.