Tucked Away, Traditional Greek Food Markets …

Most visitors to Syntagma Square, even those who frequently use the metro, don’t realize that there’s a hidden exhibition hall tucked away beneath the Square and often around the holidays the room is a great place to stock up on locally produced food products.

What started as a once or twice a year food festival has blossomed into a year round traditional products and crafts market. It’s open 7 days a week and while the vendors change, there are always lots of Greek sweet and savory items, lovely jewelry and handmade clothes, and sometimes a smattering of our favorite “As seen on TV” gadgets like a pomegranate seeder or an only in Greece dolmades maker.  Opening hours are 9 AM to 9 PM. Admission is free, and there are usually lots of products to sample and buy. If you are visiting Greece, this is a great place to to pick up fun non-traditional souveniers … If you live in Greece, this is also a great place to begin your holiday shopping (and perhaps find some new favorites!)