Shopping Areas in Athens

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Shopping Areas in Athens

Whether you want to scout the city in seek of a bargain or stroll through the city's mall, Athens can satiate your shopping demands. Shopping in Athens follows no rules. This is why this city offers the possibility of bargaining in certain shopping districts while, at the same time, you can shop glamorous reminders of your trip in some others. No matter the style of shopping you are into, Athens will constantly surprise you with its vast shopping opportunities.

1. Luxurious Shopping In Kolonaki And Kifisia
If you are a supporter of haute couture and refined garments, then you should definitely choose the district of Kolonaki for your Athens' shopping experience. The majority of stores in this district revolve around beauty and elegance. Stylish creations from a plethora of new and successful designers are ripe for the taking.
On the northern part of the city, in Kifisia, you can also run into more stores that offer similar shopping options. What is the difference between those two districts? The ambience. The stores of Kifisia are housed in buildings which were "face-lifted" and now give off a vibe from past eras.

2. Vintage Shopping In Psiri And Monastiraki
Vintage leather jackets, used furniture, books with yellow pages, vinyl records of collective importance and unique pottery pieces are just some of the things you can find in your Athens' shopping venture in Psiri. If you have a knack for finding out the best bargains, then the district of Monastiraki should be your top choice. What is more, the flea market each Sunday will enrich your vintage shopping options.

3. Art Shopping In Plaka
Athens is a city that has deeply immersed itself into the world of art. From archaic to contemporary, signs of art have showered the city. This is why art shopping in Athens has always been flourishing. Plaka is the hot spot for such type of shopping. To be more exact, visitors can find several pieces of art, from jewelry and paintings to statuettes inspired by ancient Greece. Artistic pieces can be also found in museums such as the new museum of Acropolis and the museum of Cycladic Art.

4. Convenient Shopping In Downtown Athens
There is also the option of mainstream shopping in Athens, also known as going to the mall. Luckily, Athens comes with a significant amount of malls to suit both locals' and visitors' needs. Attica and Athenian Capitol can be found in downtown Athens. Upstate you run into the Mall Athens and Golden Hall while near the international airport you see the Airport's Commercial Park. This is a good option for some last-minute shopping.

5. Greek Food Shopping In The Central Market Of Athens
Greek cuisine represents more than just food. It is a lifestyle mentality that promotes healthy products and intense flavors. Your trip would be incomplete if you did not give Greek food shopping a chance. Varvakeios Agora (Central Market) is the place to find whatever you are looking for. You can make pit-stops to taste the products and pick out olives of excellent quality, virgin honey, savory cheese and countless spices for a Greek meal back home. Definitely one of the best local things to do in Athens.

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This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Eileen Agathi

Shop 'til You Drop in Athens

My family had a shopping tour with Agathi in April. She was very upbeat during the tour despite the constant pouring rain for the entire duration of it (think soaked through sneakers and socks). Her communication prior to and during the tour was excellent, and she took my requests for stops on the tour with ease as well as making some suggestions, especially given the weather. Thanks Agathi!

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Withlocals host
Jackie Agathi

Athens’ Tastiest Vegan Food Tour

I don't think there are enough wonderful words to describe our Vegan Food tour of Athens with Agathi.

Prepare for a longer review as I want to make sure I hit all of the high points!

Even if you aren't vegan (which I'm personally not but my wife who was also on the tour is mostly vegatrarian), Agathi straight away said she can personalize what we would be eating depending on how open we were to try things blwhen we first met up.

The food we ended up trying along the tour were: freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh nuts and dried fruits, spanikopita (which we chose cheese and spinach pies), tasting a variety of Greek olive oils and Greek liquors/alcohols at Dia Tafta, and vegan souvlaki (which looked like any meat-lovers gyros and tasted like them too!).

All of which are from local spots that are off the beaten path and that was exactly what we wanted to experience. As authentic to Greece as someone that lives here can give us. We love to abosrob other cultural experiences and Greece was no exception!

Never once did Agathi make us feel rushed walking from place to place, or even when we were spending extra time looking around Dia Tafta at some gifts to bring back home. In all honestly she could have told us we didn't have time or that we could come back later after the tour to purchase gifts and such.

She provided not only ancient and more modern history of Greece, but we also got to know Agathi on a more personal level instead of the usual one sided experiences when touring.

I can only say that it was like catching up with an old friend as we spent a little over three hours with her - despite having only just met!

I can't recommend booking a tour with her more, she was so lovely! By far she was our favourite WithLocals tour and guide - even including ones we'd already done in Greece or other countries.

My new joke is that I want to keep all of the wonderful Greek people we've met on our honeymoon, and bring them back to Canada. Agathi is no exception!

Book a tour with her - you won't regret it.

Love from two very happy Canadians! 🍁

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Withlocals host
Samuel Melina

Greek Cooking Class with Organic Products

Melina was an absolutely wonderful host, i can’t say enough how much fun we had and how much we learned. There was never a dull moment, as Melina shared her vast knowledge of Greek culture as we cooked. Her ingredients were fresh and local and the food neither of us had tried before. We can’t wait to copy her recipes for our families back home. The best part of the evening, however, was melina’s infectiously good attitude and humor.