Varvakios Central market

April 3, 2018 Athens, Greece

We passed by this market on our way to Monastiraki square. It was almost closing time so we didn't have a lot of time to browse the market. I was still interested in looking around the shops that were still open just to get a glimpse of what they are selling. Wanted to buy the bacon ;)
A lot of fresh vegetables and fruits on this stand.

And then we saw a spice store. This was really interesting for me. The prices for each bag was pretty cheap considering the size of the bag.  One bag will last for a few years with me. They had every spice you could ever want.
And also different types of nuts! I wanted to buy the almonds and pistachio's. 

We eventually found an island in Greece known for pistachio's but that's for another blog post. 

Do you get excited when you see a market? Do you stop and explore it? 

I have not come across a local market I didn't like. 


  1. I absolutely love exploring local markets when I travel! It's such an interesting glimpse into the culture.

    1. It's the best way to get a glimpse into the daily life of the locals. And a great place to buy souvenirs.


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