Markets, Bakeries and Food Shops to Stay Open Until Midday on Clean Monday

February 17, 2018

Most shops selling fish, vegetables, bread and other ‘Lenten’ food – including street markets and mini-markets – will be open for business until midday on the Clean Monday holiday on February 19, when Greeks will celebrate the start of Lent.

Central markets will start operating on the preceding Sunday, with most shops in the Central Consumers’ Market at Rendi (the central vegetable market) opening on Sunday morning until the afternoon on Clean Monday. The Varvakio central fish market in Athens will open before midnight on Sunday and operate until midday on Clean Monday.


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