Monastiraki is a district of Athens, neighbouring with Psiri, Plaka and Thission districts. It owes its name to the old church of Koimisis Theotokou (Dormition of the Mother of God), which is located at the centre of the square and which used to be a metochi (monastery dependency). Stand at the centre of the square and make a 360-degree turn; this will give you a full view of the city’s history in just a few square meters. Monastiraki combines different rhythms, periods and cultures in a unique way, remaining lively – yet always devoted to commerce and to bringing people together. Must-see points of interest: Abyssinia square, Yusurum market, Tsisdarakis Mosque.