Varvakeios Market

Built by the Municipality of Athens between 1878 and 1886, the Municipal Market on Athinas Street came into being after a devastating fire burned the huts of the old market to the ground in 1884. Located at the eastern side of the Hadrian’s Library, the market has operated continually for more than 125 years and now houses a large number of food stores selling mostly meat and fish.

During the last decades of the 20th century, the marketplace was renovated by the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Athens.

It still bustles with shoppers every day, and is especially busy on Saturdays and before holidays.

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Address: 42, Athinas St, Athens
Area: Athens
Transportation: Metro Green (1) or Blue (3) Line: Monastiraki Station

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