Athens markets to go shopping like a local

On this page of the free Athens travel guide, you can discover the permanent and temporary Athens markets. You should really visit one or two, to get a taste of local life and also Greek fresh produce or handmade goods.

For all Athens markets, you may find:

  • the name of the Athens market;
  • a short description of the Athens market;
  • when the market takes place and where to find all these Athens markets in the Greek capital.

varvakeios athens central market
Athens markets: Athens Central Market. Photo by Herbert Ortner [CC BY 4.0]

Athens Central Market (Varvakios Agora)

This is where you should go to find fresh local produce or to just get a taste of what a true Greek market is all about. You will see colorful meat, fish, and spices stands. The latter are a feast for the eyes and nose, as you will feel the powerful scents of vanilla and even saffron in the air. You can also eat at the restaurants from the area that serve food prepared with ingredients bought from this market until late at night.

Opening times and other useful travel information

The Athens Central Market is open every day except on Sundays. From Monday to Saturday it is open between 08.00 and 18.00.

Athens Central Market (Varvakios Agora)
Address: Athinas, Athina 105 51, Greece | See on map
Tel. +30 21 0325 0647

The organic market in Dexameni Square

Every Friday morning, in Dexameni Square, you can discover one of the most important fruits and vegetable markets of Athens: the organic market!

Opening times and other useful travel information

The Organic market of Dexameni Square is open every Friday between 09.00 and 13.00.

Organic market
Address: Pl. Dexamenis, Athina 106 73, Greece | See on map

Monastiraki flea market (famous among Athens markets)

Every weekend in Avissinas Square and its nearby streets, the largest flea market of Athens springs to life. You can find almost anything here: old coins, vintage telephones, antique massive wooden furniture, Turkish tea sets, and mostly anything your heart desires. 

Opening times and other useful travel information

The Monastiraki flea market takes place every Saturday and Sunday, starting at 09.00.

Monastiraki flea market
Address: Ifestou 2, Athina 105 55, Greece | See on map

Flower market

Every Sunday, early in the morning or when the afternoon sun isn’t burning too hot, you should visit the flower market in the Agias Irinis Square. The florists’ stands are full of huge, colorful bouquets. Perfect spot for some lively street photography!

Opening times and other useful information

The flower market in Agias Irinis Square takes place every Sunday morning.

Flower market
Address: 37°58’37.6″N 23°43’37.0″E | See on map

Exarchion Market

Discover the community around Exarchia Square during the lively Sunday market!

Opening times and other useful travel information

The Exarcheia Market takes place every Sunday morning.

Exarchion Market
Address: Stournari 5, Athina 106 83, Greece | See on map