If you are in Athens and want to visit a food market, the best place is definitely the central market of Athens. This market houses hundreds of shops where all kinds of food products are sold. It is worth taking a walk through this large market and seeing the wide variety of vegetables, fruits, meat, fish and many other products. A tour through the central market will allow you to get a better idea of ​​the Greek diet, but it will also allow you to find products that you may never have seen before in your home country.

Where is the central market of athens located?

The central market of Athens is located between Athinas and Sofokleous streets, within the old part of the city. If you are staying in the old part of the city, it is very easy to get there on foot, it will not take more than 15 minutes.

If you are far from the old part of the city or prefer to get to the market faster, the easiest thing to do is take a taxi. Taxis are not expensive at all in Athens. You should tell the driver that you are going to the central market of Athens or you can also show him the following address (Νο68 Βαρβακειος Αγορα, Athina, Greece).

Can you eat in the central market of Athens?

Inside the market there are some restaurants that you can visit like “Ouzeri Karayiannis” and “Taberna Maxalpitoa”. On the outside of the market there are also many more restaurants. In general, in this area of ​​the city what most restaurants offer is Greek fast food or the famous pinchos that you can accompany with a refreshing beer.

What is the best time of day to visit this market?

This market is open every day from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you want to get the full experience it is best if you go to the market in the morning. This will ensure that you see the shops full of products and feel the energy of a local market.

If you visit the market during the afternoon it will be much quieter and you will be able to walk with much more patience. Having said this, it will be up to you to choose which time of day is best to go to the market.