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.
‘Sun of a Beach’, towels and accessories
The summer beach routine is one of the most loved past times in Greece and so it’s only natural that it has been perfected and done in style by natives of the outdoor lifestyle. Melina Pispa and Ellie Rountou of emerging brand Sun of a beach, have brought their memories of fun in the sun…
Greece Revisited by We Design
When architect Philippos Photiadis, product designer Sergios Fotiadis and graphic artist Theano Petridou joined forces to establish 'We Design', their focus expanded into redefining the concept of souvenirs, leading them to establish Greece Revisited, a line of products drawing from Greek history, tradition and everyday culture.
Made in Greece
A new generation of creative thinkers have redefined what made in Greece means. Returning to their cultural roots for inspiration, local designers are embracing Greek raw materials and ancient crafts to create a new age of Greek brands. From fashion to home wares, these collections are on the way up, establishing a loyal following both…
The Attic Black Shop
Specialising in the production of ceramic artefacts, The Attic Black shop is the retail store for the THETIS Authentics workshop in Athens. They have managed to preserve an almost lost Athenian tradition of black glazing thanks to scientific research and testing, producing identical replicas. Their workmanship has become renowned throughout Greece. The shop includes ancient…
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…
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…
Copper pots, handmade souvenirs
It is widely accepted in Greece that food and drink served out of copper always tastes better (and is better for you). You should decide for yourself and head down to the Psirri workshop of coppersmith Stamatis Pipinas, where he and his brother Manolis produce a huge range of copper wares using traditional handmade methods. The…