Plaka and Monastiraki go hand in hand. It owes its name to a monastery of the Assumption that was once located there. It is the area between Ermou and Adrianou streets and the train stations Monastiraki and Thesseion.
Monastiraki is the joy of the collectors. Dozens of small stores, on Hephaestou Street, sell furniture, devices and equipment, clothes and shoes, but also beads, second hand records, decorative items, tools, and whatever else the human mind can think of. On Sunday mornings at the bazaar in Avissinias square, those who are willing to search will discover small treasures among thousands of old objects. Bargaining is a must.