In 1928 refugees from Asia Minor bought the land at the intersection of Tositsa, Garmpola and Filippou streets and opened shops selling their merchandise through a consortium: ”the market of the poor”. The enclosed square of the area with the six arcades is its characteristic feature. The symbolism is powerful. ‘Bit’ means little, small, signifying that they sold small items in order to support their families. As time passed, in the 80s and especially in the 90s, these small shops evolved into antique stores. They started selling items from the past, mainly decorative. The antique shops of the area have continued until today and there are taverns and bars that complete today’s appealing atmosphere of the Bit Bazaar.