Monastiraki Square (literally little monastery) is one of the oldest areas of Athens City. It is located at the northern part of the Acropolis of Athens and, in fact, the Acropolis of Athens is officially part of the area.
In fact it is a flea market neighborhood and is one of the principal shopping districts in Athens City. The area is home to clothing boutiques, souvenir shops, and specialty stores, and is a major tourist attraction in Athens City and Attica for bargain shopping.
Metro Station Monastiraki is located on the square and serves both Line 1 and Line 3 of the Athens Metro.
During the Turkish domination it was the central area of the city. Probably, the large number of small private shops, which are in
the area and where you can buy everything (well, or almost everything), came to us from those times.
The most significant monument of the Turkish presence in Athens is a mosque Fetiya. It is located directly opposite the station and is the same name with the metro area. The mosque was built in the 15 th century to commemorate the visit to Athens husband of Roksolana — Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror.
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