Avissynias Square the Flea Market neighborhood for antiques, curios & Used Furniture
Antique stores line up Avissynias Square within Monastiraki.
Part of the Monastiraki neighborhood, with a unique atmosphere of its own, is Avissynias Square. On any Sunday morning, make your way to the Demopraterion aka the Flea Market (formerly called Gioussouroum, from the name of a family of Sephardic Jewish traders who settled there) with the epicenter at Avissynias Square, for an endless variety of curios, from clothes and leather sandals to rare medical or musical instruments, maps, engravings, antique and new furniture or old magazines. Go early if you want to shop. Noon is the best time to come if you want to take a look around. You can have a glass of Greek wine or ouzo with Greek snacks - called mezedes - in one of the small shops of the square, and observe the bustle of the bazaar.
Loukoumi Bar, on Avissynias Square, takes over the world of antiques at night, transforming this commercial square into a robust entertainment area for a healthy younger generation. Live music events, theatrical happenings, and a glorious night view of the Acropolis from its balcony, complement the bar, which also offers a bistrot-like food menu with appetizers, salads, pizza, pasta and wonderful desserts.