Shop for Fresh Produce at Athens Central Market

Overview

If you want to experience a real snippet of Greek life, head to Athens Central Market.

Inaugurated in 1884, this market has been a go to shopping place for locals for a long time so remember to take in the architecture as well as the sounds, sights and smells!

Speaking of smells, the building has the largest fresh fish market in Europe where five to ten tons arrive daily from the islands.

There’s restaurants too – head to Karayiannis for ouzo and mezze or to Aris who will even grill your freshly purchased fish for you.

If you’re on a budget, try Epirus Tavern which makes a range of basic classics like soups and casseroles and has attracted many a celebrity chef and food critic, including Anthony Bourdain and Jamie Oliver.

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