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Varvakeios market

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Why locals love it

Located between the central squares of Omonoia and Monastiraki, Varvakeios is a perfect paradigm of a local flea market. All kinds of food can be found there. Fish, meat, vegetables, cheese, spices and many more. It's a market most preferred by locals, who seek for good quality Greek products in reasonable prices.

Why you should visit it

Supplying yourself with food can be pricey sometimes and very boring as a process. Walking around Varvakeios, tasting products, and interracting with local producers is a great way to complete your shopping. There are 4 restaurants in Varvakeios with great food! The food served there, is typical greek, so don't miss it.

Special tip

The ground is slippery, especially in the fish market, so try to avoid wearing flip-flops.

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It is the heart of the Greek market. You can find Different segments of food (meat, fish , vegetables ) . It is adorable the way that the owners try to attract you to their store . It is one of my favorite experiences
April 5, 2020
My grandfather used to work here and admittedly it is THE place to find quality meat in Athens!
January 9, 2019
U can find anything
May 12, 2018
Nice spot to get an idea for local food
November 17, 2017
Varvakeios market is buzzing with life: tens of fish and meat merchants are selling their products, in a lively and authentic manner. There's a lot of hustle and bustle, and a lot of great products from local greek producers, at excellent prices.
GoGreek forADay
October 25, 2017

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