Athens Central Market (Varvakeios Agora)

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When: All the year round.
The central market of Athens ”Varvakeios Agora” is located in 42 Athinas Street. It is looked upon as one of the original and beautiful markets in the world. The markets’ stands are placed in a roofed building built especially for the market.

The stands are set in long parallel rows where in every row a different kind of food is sold. Especially beautiful are the rows of the meat and of the sea food. The way the fishes and the meat are presented, the salespersons with it’s’ white gowns, the quit of the place which is in contrary to other markets create a marvelous market.

If you get hungry during wandering among the stands, you can enjoy meal of traditional Greek cuisine in one of the folklore restaurants in the place.

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Event Related Information

Contact details:
Athens Tourism & Economic Development Company
Xenofontos 7, Sintagma
Athens, Greece, 105 57
Phone: +30 210 325 3123
Fax: +30 210 321 6653
Contact Email:

Country Information

Capital:
Athens
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency:
220v 50Hz
Dialing country code:
+30
Time Zone:
UTC+2 (Summer UTC+3)
Language:
Greek
Location:
Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey.
Climate:
Temperate; mild, wet winters; hot, dry summers.
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou-EOT (Greek/Hellenic
Greece background and overview
Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and Communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. A military dictatorship, which in 1967 suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country, lasted seven years. The 1974 democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981 Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the euro zone in 2001.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
1
Longitude:
23.73333°
Latitude:
37.98333°

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