Laiki Agora: Local Greek Farmer's Market

  • by XpatAthens
  • Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Laiki Agora: Local Greek Farmer's Market
Greece is famous for its fresh fruit and vegetables and whether you live here or are just visiting, it is well worth your time (and pocket) to visit a market in your area.

The farmers markets or as it is locally known, ‘laiki agora’ (λαϊκή αγορά), which literally means the people's market. These markets are very common all over Greece, including Athens and its suburbs!

Laiki markets happen weekly in most neighbourhoods and sell mostly fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers and plants, as well as some household items and prepared foods. The laiki agora is considered an important social custom and tradition throughout Greece.

The products sold in the people's market are typically those comprising a Mediterranean diet, known for its healthy qualities, and are key ingredients in Greek cuisine. The produce sold is almost always local, or in Greek known as ‘dopio’ (ντόπιο), such as fresh fruits (depending on the season, oranges, apples, watermelons, melons, strawberries, and others), vegetables and leaf vegetables (like cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, broccoli, carrots, and lettuce), chicken, eggs from suburban farms, and fish.   

Here are some tips for shopping at laiki:

1. You'll only find in season fruits and vegetables, so plan accordingly!

2. Take small euro notes and change with you.

3. It’s said that producers change their prices frequently within the same day, especially for sensitive products such as fish. The price is usually higher early in the morning (8-9h00) and is lowered later in the day, especially if the product does not sell well that particular day. Prices are always written on paper cards and said verbally. The lowest possible prices can be found after midday (particularly by 1-2pm); in many cases less than half the original starting price!

Below we've compiled a list of all the farmer's markets accordingly to the day of the week. Laiki markets usually start first thing in the morning by 8 am and run until products run out (typically until 2 pm). 

Weve done our best to provide accurate information, but this information can change every few months. However, you should be able to spot the farmer's market on the designated day by driving around the area and spotting the traffic!
If you'd like to tell us about a market not on the list below or an update
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Cholargos Syrou Street (From 14/9/2015) 
Glyka Nera Bouboulinas Street
Kifissia 1st May Street
Nea Erithraia Kanari & Iroon Politechniou Street
Rafina Panousis Street
Saronida Lefkadas & Chlois Street
Neo Psichiko Sofouli Street (From 21/9/2015)
Gerakas Iroon Politechniou Street
Zografou Permanent: Giourgou Papandreou Street
From 26/11: Agias Lavras Street

Alimos Lisikratous Str. (From 9/1/2015 to 31/12/2015)

Chimaras & Artemidos Str. (From 2/3/2015 to 30/9/2015)
Anthousa Ksanthis Street
Galatsi Karaiskaki Street (From 08/09/2015)
Kato Ilioupoli Farmakidou Street (From 7/7/2015)
Kipseli Sikinou Street (From 3/3/2015)
Koropi November to February: G. Anagnostou Str.
March to June: N. Konsta str
July to October: Ag. Anargiron str
Malakassa Kolokotroni Street
Melissia Switches every 6 months between K. Tsimbriki str & Tritis (3rd) Septemvriou
Moschato Argostoli Street (From 5/12/2015)
Nea Filadelfia  Fleming Street (From 7/7/2015 to 31/12/2015)
Paiania Othonos Xounta Street 
Pagkrati Laertou & Timotheos Street 
Porto Rafti Leoforos Gregou
Ano Glyfada Antheon Streer


Anavissos November to March: Dimosthenous Str
April to October Kiprianou Str
Dafni Eleftheriou Venizelou Street (From 14/10/2015)
Kifissia Bakogianni Street (Permanent)
Nea Smirni Ano Nea Smirni: Ellinospontou Street
Nea Smirni: Arkadioupoleos Street
Nea Smirni: Megalou Aleksandou Stree
Vari Dilofo Kalimnou Str. (from Panos str to Vari-Koropi Avenue)



Elliniko Amazonon Street (From 9/3/2015)
Galatsi Platonos Street (From 9/9/2015)
Glyfada Agiou Gerasimou Street 
Grammatiko Agiou Athanasiou
Kipseli Tinou & Sporadon Street (From 2/7/2015)
Nea Makri Dimitriadi Street
Papagou Pindou Street (From 1/10/2015 to 31/12/2015)
Voula Metaxa Street (From 13/8/2015)
Pallini Eleftheriou Venizelou Street 


Agia Paraskeui Eptanisou Street (From 17/7/2015)
Kolonaki Ksenokratous Street (Permanent)
Palaio Faliro Chronopoulou Street (Permanent)
K. Palaiologou Street (Permanent)
Ivis Street (From 23/10/2015)
Vari Moutousi & Anapafseos Street
Neo Irakleio Kountouriotou Street


Agia Paraskeui Ellinikou Kalidromiou Street
Maroussi Gounari Street (From 7/6/2015)

Polidrossos Rododafnis Street (From 3/10/2015)
Vouliagmeni Thiseos Street

Athens Central Market

Located on Athinas street between Monastiraki and Omonia, Athens’ central market is open daily, except Sunday.  

Organic Food Markets

There are a growing number of markets where organic producers can sell their certified produce. Organic certification is regulated by the relevant law in force. At these markets, consumers can purchase fresh and manufactured organic products such as fruits, vegetables, edible olives, olive oil, wine, etc. Below is a list of organice markets around Athens.

Monday Kifissia (Char. Trikoupi) 16:30 to 19:30
Tuesday Palio Psychiko (Plateia Arsakeiou) 16:30 to 19:30 
Wednesday Glyfada (Plateia Xenofondos) 16:30 to 19:30 
Halandri/Chalandri (Timfristou) 16:30 to 19:30 
Ilioupoli (Alexandrou Papanastasiou) 16:00-19:30
Thursday Gerakas (Ethniki Antistaseos) 16:30 to 19:30
Friday Kolonaki (Dexamenis Square) 09:00- 13:00 
Cholargos (Sirou Str) 16:30 to 19:30 
Saturday Kipseli (public Market) 09:00- 14:00 
Voula (Sokratous Str) 09:00- 14:00

If you'd like to give us an update or tell us about a market not on the list above, please send an email to