Monastiraki Flee Market
Every Sunday, Abyssinia Square transforms itself into a panegyric antique and third- hand junk market. Watch the crowds from Abyssinia restaurant where good food is served in a charming locale with live nostalgic music. It's less crowded--and exciting-- on weekdays.
Greece is for Lovers
Funky art "souvenirs" from a team of young Greek designers. Karyatidon 3, Syntagma
A chaotic food fest better used for indiscreet people watching. The meat market opens at 3am for after hours chow. Not for the faint-hearted vegetarian.6-10am. Athinas, Monastiraki
The unique "mastic" tree sap grows only on the island of Xios and is famous from antiquity for its healing properties and sweet refreshing flavor. This boutique sells everything from scented soaps to olive pates and mastic-scented marmalades. Panepistimou 6, Syntagma
The old wooden shelves of this beautiful shop are piled high with every imaginable herb, olive oil soaps, honey and organic oils. If you're lucky, the owner will give you a crash course in herbal tinctures, elixirs and potions. Evripidou 41