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Vegetable Market- Theatrou Square

Just opposite the meat and the fish market, is the vegetable market.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1886 The vegetable market operated.

    1899 The Boukouras Theatre was demolished.

    2022 The vegetable market was renovated.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

Opposite the Varvakios Market and on Armodiou and Aristogitonos pedestrian roads, the city’s central vegetable market is located. It is a daily destination for Athenians, who combine their shopping activities with a visit to Varvakios that mainly provides meat and seafood. Although it is not a large area, the vegetable market has everything. From conventional to organic products, all kinds of fruits and vegetables, legumes, eggs, hard fruits, spices and herbs, many of which grow only in Greece. They come from various regions of Greece and are famous for their quality and good prices. Theatrou Square is on the west of the market. It is a declined area, where the building of the Diplarios School was built. Soft regeneration plans are in place and the building has been converted into a hotel.

What I can't see

The Varvakios market and the vegetable market are among the most touristic places in Athens. Many visitors rush to see what the Athenians buy for their daily meals. The Mediterranean diet and Greek cuisine are very healthy, as they are low in fat. There is a balance of ingredients (e.g. meat-vegetables) and Greek meals can be from very simple to quite complex, covering all tastes, without losing any nutritional value and quality. The renovation of the vegetable market was radical and ensured maximum product safety and quality. Theatrou Square was named after the Athens Theatre of 1839 that later became Boukouras Theatre and was demolished. It was the first indoor theatre of the city and was located on its then outskirts. Italian melodrama-operas were mainly performed in it and the chroniclers have written many funny real stories about the bourgeoisie of the time.


Yohalas T., Kafetzaki Τ., (2013), Αθήνα, Ιχνηλατώντας την πόλη με οδηγό την ιστορία και τη λογοτεχνία [Athens, Tracing the city guided by history and literature], ESTIA Bookstore


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