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Tuesday Laiki

One of the simple pleasures of life in Athens is the local "Laiki" which is somehow a cross between a flea market and a farmer's market.  You can buy everything from toilet paper to underwear to fresh fish..
Within walking distance from our house there are two weekly street markets-- to the east on Mondays and to the north on Tuesdays.  Today I strolled through on my way to pick up George from school (which he loves, btw)..

Most of the women come with small hand carts to carry their purchases home, but I wasn't planning on buying much so I didn't think to bring anything like that.  I learned a valuable lesson today though-- don't go to Laiki hungry..
I ended up spending all the cash in my pocket and had to carry home a few kilos-worth of produce.  but it was worth it.

Tuesday's Laiki doesn't have a lot of "stuff," mostly food.  I did buy two t-shirts for 2euros each, and I was tempted to get some cotton scarves, but I held out this week.  Let's wait and see when I cave into the temptation..
I did come home with half a kilo of strawberries which George promptly ate when we got back to the house.  I also picked up a bag of shelled pistachios and guiltily ate those myself..
I have a feeling by the end of our trip I will have tried everything they have at least once.  Do it while you can, right?


  1. It's so awesome that George is going to school in a different country! Is instruction in English? Greek? (I would probably go broke buying olives all the time...)

  2. Oh yum! Olives and artichokes and pistachios! What a treat - lucky you!

  3. I'm hungry just looking at everything. Enjoy something tasty for me παρακαλώ!

  4. What great pictures full of color and texture. Yummy!

  5. Looks wonderful, do you speak Greek?

  6. looks like a lot of fun and temptation! Absolutely enjoy it while you can!

  7. Oh, how pretty!! I do LOVE a farmers market! I wish the ones around here looked that great!!

  8. Nothing taste better than fresh produce! Love those strawberries!!! Sue

  9. Hi Jess, Debbie here from Sandusky... Don't you just love fresh markets.. I was in Israel with my daughter in 2010 and the markets were just like the ones you posted. Thanks for taking me back. OH and you have to check out my latest post. Jackie, (Joann's daughter) got a Janome. Quit a story....

  10. Looks like you're having a good time. Love the pictures.

  11. Hi Jessica I always wanted to do a post about the laiki ,but I am always rushing to get what I want and to get out fast,I enjoyed having you in Marousi and I hope you get to come by again and stop by Barbara's place LOL ,anyway I am leaving early tomorrow and will be back in two weeks time,enjoy yourself.theodora


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