Where to shop in Athens
There are many suburbs and areas to shop in Athens. We have selected the more centralized spots that you will find easy to get too. Kolonaki is one example and a very upmarket part of Athens. It’s great for shoe shopping and has a good selection of independent Greek designers. Be sure to check out our Kolonaki guide. Voukourestiou and Stadiou Streets is where you will find all the luxury fashion and jewellery brands including Ermenegildo Zegna, Dolce & Gabbana and Salvatore Ferragamo. Ermou Street near Syntagma has a good mix of casual shopping and overseas brands such as H & M, MAC and Marks & Spencer.
Shopping in Kolonaki
As one of the oldest districts in Athens, Kolonaki is a mix of old world sophisticated shopping with a scattering of new and edgy independent designers. It is a large area to cover by foot and if you stick to the main square, you will miss out on some great shopping up the side streets where smaller boutiques are scattered throughout.
Kolonaki is all about boutique shopping. Jewellery and shoes is the real highlight here. Some of our favourites include Fanourakis and Kalogirou both within a few blocks of each other, along Patriarchou Ioakim Street. If you’re into boho-chic then you must stop by Queen Calliope on Herodotou Street where renowned Greek photographer Calliope Karvounis has an eclectic selection of clothing, home wares and accessories compiled from her travels around the world.
A Shopper’s guide to Kolonaki, Athens
The central neighbourhood of Kolonaki is one of the oldest districts in Athens and a must visit if you love to shop or want to spend a relaxing day people watching, whilst sipping a Greek coffee. Despite the economic crisis, Kolonaki has seen a new wave of designer shops, café’s and restaurants emerge, which are upheld…
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Elena Syraka created her first pieces of jewellery while at school, without realising this would ultimately be her calling. After studying at the Veloudakis Fashion School in Athens, she went on to ESMOD in Paris, where she decided to focus on jewellery design. Her official debut into the field was in 1995 and about a decade later, she decided to focus exclusively on fine jewellery. Her designs balance between opposite elements, such as the masculine and the feminine, the strict and the fluid.
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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…