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Ermou street, athens

Ermou Street to Monastiraki and Piraeus, Athens, Greece

October 2013

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.

Ermou street, Athens

Ermou street, Athens.

Ermou street, Athens

Swarovski, Ermou street, Athens.

Ermou street, athens

The happening Ermou street.

Ermou street, athens

Ermou street map.

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.

Monastiraki metro station

Monastiraki metro station.

Monastiraki, athens

Fruit vendor in-front of Manastiraki metro station.

monastiraki, athens

Entrance to the flea market next to the Monastiraki metro station.

athens flea market

Athens flea market. Shoes and sports gear.

athens flea market

Clothing & souvenir T-shirts.

athens flea market

More sports gear, shoes, handbags.

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.

piraeus metro station

Piraeus metro station.

Piraeus metro station

Exiting Piraeus metro station. The overhead pedestrian bridge to the ferry terminal is outside to the left.

piraeus metro station

Map for directions.

piraeus ferry terminal

From the pedestrian bridge, you can see the ferry terminal. The October evening sun will be right against you.