One day per week a Farmers' Market takes place in every neighborhood of Athens. A long stretch of a central street is taken over from farmers or their representatives who offer seasonal fruit and vegetables, grains, beans and legumes, several agricultural treasures such as honey, hand-picked herbs, olives and olive oil, vinegar, eggs, etc., etc. There is also a fish section with both fresh and frozen fish and seafood, a couple of florists, and a few vendors selling houseware and affordable clothing. My typical "harvest" this time of the year includes plenty of oranges from Leonidion in the Peloponnese for our daily fresh OJ, apples from the region of Magnesia, pears, kiwi, apricots, tangerines, now that there is limited seasonal selection of fruit. But also stamnagathi greens from Chania, Crete, other wild or cultivated greens, lettuce, fresh green onions, eggplant and zucchini, lemons from Corinth, eggs from the area of Megara, famous for its eggs since antiquity, fava and lentil beans from Lefktra... Ask your host, or even a person in the street who looks friendly, as to the location and day of the market near where you are! At 3 pm the market is practically over, so go there early for the best pick! It will be well worth a visit!
Healthy Eating Traveller’s Pack
Select Locations in Central Athens each day of the week:
Lambrou Katsoni Street,
Acropolis - Koukaki
Ilissia - Hilton area