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Greek Souvenirs

Buying Greek souvenirs is such an important part of your holiday shopping. It’s the keepsakes and gifts you buy that will mean the most when you get home. With this in mind we have created this souvenirs category. It is a culmination of the very best Greek talent who are thinking outside the box and reinventing traditional Greek products. If you’re looking for something authentic, guaranteed to be made in Greece (most are handmade) you’ll find it here. It is down the unassuming backstreets where you’ll find the old merchant stores and master craftsmen who have been delivering their wares and servicing the citizens of Athens for decades.

Best Greek souvenirs

From handmade Greek sandals to authentic and traditional ceramics and copper pots, there is so much you can find whilst in Athens, you just need to know where to look.

Down the back streets of Psirri, Stamatis Pipinas and his brother Manolis make a huge range of copper wares by hand. The famous ‘Kombologadiko‘ in Syntagma, craft worry beads out of resin, amber and other gem stones. Attic Black reproduces Athenian ceramics with their signature black glazing techniques that has reinvigorated an ancient art form that was almost lost forever. Lisa Sarigiannidou makes her handmade hats, a craft she learnt from her father, using the same antique sewing machines he once did. All are objects that tell a story, that have history and legacy. Most of all, they are intrinsically Greek.

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