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  • The Amazing Inventions of the Ancient Greeks, Why Athens city guide, Athens events

    The Amazing Inventions of the Ancient Greeks

    Where: Herakleidon Museum Annex
    When: 1 August 2015 - 8 May 2016
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  • Savapile Greek handmade hats athens

    SAVAPILE, handmade Greek hats

    Down a small alley way in Psirri (close to Monastiraki) will lead you to the hidden millinery workshop of Savapile that began in 1960 making handmade Greek fisherman’s caps. Today it is led by creative hat maker Lisa Sarigiannidou who inherited the business and the love of hat making from her father. Wholesaling to shops around Athens as well as…

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  • Benaki Museum shop - Why Athens

    Benaki Museum Shop

    Finding souvenirs in Athens and quality gifts in the main tourist areas of Monastiraki and Plaka is difficult at the best of times and requires a discerning eye. At the Benaki Museum shop you are guaranteed only the best craftsmanship. Their range of prints, homewares and jewellery are created in Greece by Greek designers. They have been…

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  • Bettina Why Athens


    If you’re heading to the islands and need to update your wardrobe with some Greek designers, Bettina is a must visit in trendy Kolonaki. The store has been a long standing boutique in Athens for more than 50 years but despite its longevity it successfully incorporates the latest trends with a perfectly curated collection. Featuring resort…

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  • world of queen calliope Why Athens

    The World of Queen Calliope

    This store is very much the world according to Calliope’s discerning eye and love of other cultures. The World of Queen Calliope store in upmarket Kolonaki is a treasure chest of boho-chic clothing, kaftans and costume jewellery which she has either designed herself or handpicked from her travels abroad. Calliope is an accomplished photographer, who has…

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  • Golden Hall Why Athens

    Golden Hall Shopping Mall

    If you’re wanting to get a good amount of shopping done as conveniently as possible then head to Golden Hall Shopping Mall Athens. A 20 minute drive from the city centre, this shopping mall has a good mix of international and Greek fashion brands under one luxurious roof including Celia Kritharioti and designer concept store Free…

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