Athens Avissinias Square

This square lies just to the north of Hephaestus street and south of Ermou street. It may take its name from a neighborhood of Ethiopians (i.e. Abyssinians) which might have lived in the vicinity at one time. After the Ottoman period this general area was referred to as Manganaria, from the now long demolished small church of Saint Nicholas Manganarias.

During the week and on Sundays especially, there is a sprawling flea market focused on this small square. The majority of the action takes place now on the surrounding streets to the south. There, you can find some genuine antiques and traditional objects, trendy collectables, stamps, coins and old books sold by street vendors.

varvakeios agora  athens central market