Monastiraki means “the little monastery” due to the 10th century monastery dominating the square. It is an open flea market neighborhood in the old town of Athens and is one of the principal shopping districts of Athens; a real bargain on its own right.
The area is home to different shops ranging from clothing and apparel boutiques to souvenirs and antiques and is a major tourist attraction for money-for-value shopping as well as a very popular local tavern point, especially on the small pedestrian Adrianou street that connects Monastiraki with Thisio. In Monastiraki you will also find the entrances to the Ancient and Roman Agoras of Athens.
At the colorfully stone-paved Monastiraki square, just 5 minutes walking from the hotel, you will find the Metro station that can either take you to the port of Piraeus (line 1) or directly to the airport (line 3).