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  • 1. Aristokratikon

    Syntagma | Food/Candy

    Athens's oldest and finest chocolatier (since 1928) has catered to the most high-profile and demanding chocolate lovers since it opened, and...Read More

  • 2. Benaki Museum Gift Shop

    Kolonaki | Gifts/Souvenirs

    The airy museum shop has excellent copies of Greek icons, jewelry, and folk art—at fair prices. You will also find embroideries, ceramics, stationery...Read More

  • 3. Diplous Pelekys

    Syntagma | Gifts/Souvenirs

    A large variety of handwoven articles, genuine folk art, ceramics from all over Greece, and traditional and modern jewelry all on show here...Read More

  • 4. Forget Me Not

    Plaka | Gifts/Souvenirs

    This inspirational "cultural goods" shop has gained a loyal following for its unique souvenirs and gifts. Here, you can buy gifts with a contemporary...Read More

  • 5. Hammam Baths

    Thissio | Spa/Beauty

    For an ancient-modern steam bath experience head to Hammam Baths, a gorgeous neoclassical house that has been converted into a full-amenities...Read More

  • 6. Kombologadiko

    Kolonaki | Gifts/Souvenirs

    From real amber, or pinhead-size "evil eyes," to 2-inch-diameter wood, sugarcane, or shell beads, you'll find a dizzying selection of beads...Read More

  • 7. Korres Pharmacy

    Pangrati | Perfume/Cosmetics

    Natural beauty products blended in traditional recipes using Greek herbs and flowers have graced the bathroom shelves of celebrities like Rihanna...Read More

  • 8. Lalaounis

    Syntagma | Antiques/Collectibles

    This world-famous Greek jewelry house experiments with its designs, taking ideas from nature, biology, African art, and ancient Greek pieces...Read More

  • 9. Martinos

    Kolonaki | Antiques/Collectibles

    Antiques collectors should head here to look for items such as exquisite dowry chests, old swords, precious fabrics, and Venetian glass. You...Read More

  • 10. Al Hammam

    Plaka | Spa/Beauty

    Sumptuous massages are offered here with Greek olive oil and raki or with Eastern ingredients. And the option of overlooking the Acropolis during...Read More

  • 11. Alekos Antiques

    Monastiraki | Antiques/Collectibles

    This palaiopolio (junk dealer) is especially popular among collectors of old radio sets and vintage toys, and carries wonderfully quirky items...Read More

  • 12. Amorgos

    Plaka | Crafts

    Wood furniture and ceramics, all hand-carved and hand-painted by the shop's owners—a creative couple specializing in antique furniture restoration...Read More

  • 13. Andronikos Sagiannos

    Makriyianni | Jewelry/Accessories

    For five generations, the Sagiannos family's creations have adorned the fingers, necks, and ears of stylish Athenian matrons. The tradition...Read More

  • 14. Athena Design Workshop

    Makriyianni | Gifts/Souvenirs

    One of the neighborhood’s most original stores is a design shop run by artist Krina Vronti, from whom you can buy original printed T-shirts...Read More

  • 15. Boxes N Foxes

    Exarcheia | Gifts/Souvenirs

    A clean, colorful, and minimalist space offers illuminated shelves full of handmade Greek crafts, boxes, and other decorative and utilitarian...Read More

  • 16. Center of Hellenic Tradition

    Monastiraki | Crafts

    The center is an outlet for quality handicrafts—ceramics, weavings, sheep bells, wood carvings, prints, and old paintings. Take a break from...Read More

  • 17. Eftychia

    Exarcheia | Ceramics/Glassware

    Mainly nature-inspired ceramics (representing birds, flowers, trees, and the sea) are created and sold by artist Eftychia Barzou in her pretty...Read More

  • 18. Elena Votsi

    Kolonaki | Jewelry/Accessories

    Elena Votsi designed jewelry for Gucci and Ralph Lauren before opening her own boutiques, where she sells exquisite, larger-than-life creations...Read More

  • 19. Eleni Marnieri Galleie


    Greece’s only contemporary jewelry museum and shop features creations by over 40 Greek and foreign designers. Original jewelry and home decor...Read More

  • 20. Ellinika Kalloudia

    Makriyianni | Food/Candy

    Whether you'd like to buy a few Greek delights to taste during your stay in Greece or a selection of handpicked, organic herbal tea, extra virgin...Read More

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