For lovers of luxury
If you are looking for luxury in the heart of the city, then Kolonaki is your ideal choice for shopping. The main streets, Skoufa, Patriarhou Ioakim, Tsakalof and Voukourestiou are filled with famous brands offering high quality and aesthetics. Kolonaki is one of the most aristocratic areas of Athens. This is why most of the largest fashion houses are to be found here especially on Voukourestiou St.
Here one may find clothes, shoes and leather goods together with jewellery and watch stores as well as cosmetics.
ATTICA THE DEPARTMENT STORE
For those who want it all in one place (Shop in a shop)
Do you want to find everything in just a single place combining your shopping with food and drinks? Then, right at the heart of Athens, you can visit Attica, which will astound you with its architecture and its fine collection of quality stores
One of the high streets of the city, Ermou St is a pedestrian zone with multiple stores from all the known clothing franchises but also several historic Greek businesses.
On the side streets of the city’s historic centre, you will also find Agiou Markou and Aiolou streets and you will meet many street vendors selling a variety of products. Do not forget to visit the bead sellers as well as the stores with craft materials on Lekka, Romvis, Leoharous and Praxitelous streets in the centre of Athens. Allow yourselves to get lost in the alleys around Karageorgi Servias street (just off Syntagma Sq) as well as in Athenian arcades. A colourful world of beads, buttons, fabrics, papers and other amazing materials awaits you…
For creative and alternative souls (Alternative lovers)
Do you love handmade jewellery? Are you constantly on the lookout for new materials for your own creations? Do you look for vintage furniture and decoration, clothes and objects from another era? The Monastiraki market and the adjacent area of Psyrri are the ideal place for your shopping. Here you will find clothes, shoes, accessories, leather goods as well as the famous leather sandals. On Sundays, there is a flea market with collectors’ objects, such as books, old coins, vinyl and antique furniture. Do not forget to wander around the beautiful and picturesque antique shops of the area.
Continue to the colourful Main Market of Athinas St as well as to Evripidou, Apollonos and Praxitelous streets which are filled with aromas from spices and cured meats. Athenians choose to buy goods for their everyday needs from here. Other than the famous Varvakios meat market, there is also a quality fish, vegetables and other Greek produce market in very good prices.
Choose Plaka to buy gifts. Especially if you prefer folklore art, then you need to choose this route, which also offers a wide selection of jewellery and stores selling traditional Greek products.