Yayyy !!! Greek Flea Market ( Part 1 )

Obviously after the post on my Greek Inspirations I had to do a post about Greek Flea Market !
So here it is :) !!!
It's going to be in 2 parts. The first one is on all the traditional products you can find. The second one will be on clothing & accessories.
The markets are in two neigborhoods : Plaka and Monastiraki.
Plaka is mostly touristy things : traditional greek shoes, white coton shirts with embroidery, spices & olives, mastiha & ouzo liquor...It's a wide, bright and cute street next to the Acropolis.
In Monastiraki you can find anything ( beads, army outfits, leather bags... ) and they're also an antiques corner.




The owner is ALWAYS on a chair outside talking, smoking and drinking coffee

Olives :)

Greek men always carry their worry-beads with them


Bouzouki & mandolines

This is Monastiraki's subway stop. It's right in between both markets.

One of the two soccer teams in Athens ( Soccer is very important for the Greeks !!!! )

From Monastiraki's antiques corner

From Plaka the streets that take you to the Acropolis

Still outside on their chairs but now it's time to switch to Ouzo :)

Around Plaka, the ancient Agora

The tchou tchou that's takes you around :) and up there the Acropolis

Abandoned house in Athens

These pictures also showed you a little of Athens.
Opinions about this city are very mixed. Everybody says its chaos and ruin but to me, it really has it's charms...
The crazy thing about Athens is that you can have the most beautiful houses, important archeological remains, well-protected areas and right in the middle of these you see 10 abandoned houses.  That's just how Athens is, full of contradictions... Once you know it, you like it :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

athens must be amazing
i m sure u must be having a great time there!!!!!
i love ur blog