can buy just about anything in Athens and even
on a purely visual level the city's markets
and bazaar areas are worth some hours wandering.
Among these markets, don't miss the Athens central
You will find it when you go up on Athinas
from Monastiraki to Omonia, on your right just
Athens central market is a great place to save money on food.
You’ll find halls of meat, fish, vegetables and fruits
from all over Greece.
The market is open Monday through Saturday
from about 08:00 to 18:00pm.
This is a great place to buy meat,
fish, vegetables, Greek spices and herbs, cheeses and sweets
and to see how Athens is fed.
Wear shoes as the floor may be
a bit slippery, especially in the fish market.
that a restaurant within the Athens Central Market will have
the freshest products available, just about anywhere, we recommend
dining in one of the four working class (one is kind of a secret
underground restaurant in the vegetable market close to the
olive shops), no frills ouzeries and sit down restaurants in
the market. Doesn’t matter which one either as you may
have to wait in
line for a place to sit in these cramped but delicious establishments.
the patsas soup. It is made of bull or lamb
stomach wall and lamb feet but it is a great
hangover killer and good for your blood. Patsas
is the working class food and it can be eaten
any time of the day.
You will find restaurants
serving patsas in almost every Greek town. If
you like “life as it is”-photos,
don’t forget your camera. You’ll