Food markets open Monday

Food markets open Monday

Neighborhood farmers’ markets (laiki) and the central Athens markets of Varvakeios in downtown Omonia and Renti near Piraeus will be open on Clean Monday, a public holiday, it was announced Friday.

Varvakeios and Renti will open as usual in the morning – providing shoppers with the opportunity to get their fish, seafood and vegetables fresh for their Lenten feast – and will close in the afternoon.

Bakeries will also be open in the morning, selling the traditional sesame-covered lagana bread, as will mini-markets, pastry shops and fishmongers.

Regular supermarkets and other retailers will be closed.

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