Athens has its fair share of great tourist sites. The Acropolis, Parthenon and Panthenaic Stadium quickly come to mind, along with a host of world class museums and galleries.
After a couple of visits to this city, the area that excites me the most is immediately south of Monastiraki Square commonly known as the “flea market”.
Walking through the laneways with initial stalls selling t-shirts, shoes and suitcases, you will quickly reach a point where the shops are hawking second hand goods. Records, books, furniture and retro household items greet you in every nook and cranny.
A local told me about a bar in the area I might like to try. I went a round the block 3 times before I found it. It is called Taf Metamatic.
A pleasant afternoon drinking beer surrounded by the rustic charm of this art gallery come hidden courtyard bar.
I have barely scratched the surface on the “hidden” delights this place has to offer.
Cheers and Giassas