Athens Central Market: Varvakios Agora

Athens Central Market: Varvakios Agora

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Varvakios Agora is the biggest close market in Athens. This bustling market features local greek foods, including fruits & vegetables, seafood, meats, and street foods. If you’re like to try local foods when you travel, an early morning visit to the market is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the traditional colors and flavors of Athens. Located in a large building in the heart of Athens, the market is a mixture of traditional shops and stalls with the captivating aromas of fresh herbs and spices. You can always catch a short break and enjoy a cup of Greek coffee or eat something tasty. You will also find some popular tavernas and ouzeries in the market.



Approx. Duration

1 – 3 hours

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – Medium

Local Currency


Price Level

Min. Price



Athinas 42, Athina 105 51, Greece

Spoken Languages

Greek (formal), English

Recommended Age

Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Any Age

Pricing Details



230V, 50Hz


Additional Information

  • The nearest Metro stations are Monastiraki (Line 1 &3) and Omonia (Line 2). Both are just a few minutes’ walk from the market.
  • Don’t be confused with Central market, where food trucks gather.
  • It is also called the Varvakios Agora or Dimotiki Agora.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Best Time To Visit

Varvakios market is open between 7 am and 6 pm every day but Sundays.

The market is closed on 1 January, 25 March, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, 1 May and 25/ 26 December.

Flights & Accommodations

I recommend that you wear flat comfortable shoes. It can be wet and slippery, especially in the fish area.

Events & Festivals

Before planning a trip around an even, verify the dates on the event website or local tourist info center.

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