Green markets, Bazaars
For an earthy, organic Greek experience spend some time at the Greek farmers markets, known as the laiki. A cultural staple in Athenian daily life, the laiki is an outdoor market that spans several several blocks. It is held on a designated day, and designated street once a week. Most areas in Athens have one, and the days vary. Ask any local resident, for more information on when laiki takes place in your area. The largest market in Athens is the main market, Varvakeios Agora, located near the Ancient Agora in the Historic Center. Amidst the scores of butcher and fresh fish markets, are merchants selling fruits, vegetables, nuts, dried fruit, cheese and even small house wares. Open daily except Sundays.