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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Withlocals host
Kathleen Agathi

Shop 'til You Drop in Athens

Agathi provides a great tour. She showed us all the best local shops. I would highly recommend this outing.

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Withlocals host
John Vasiliki

Colors & Myths of Athens: Family Friendly Tour

We loved Vicky! We didn't bring kids for her tour and we all loved it (4, 30yr olds).
She is full of energy and info. Loved her! Would do another tour with her again!

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Simon Michail

Fresh Seafood Home Dinner with Panoramic View

I booked this experience as a surprise for my partner’s birthday. And it was an amazing surprise for both of us! The hosts were charming and welcoming, they made us feel like we were visiting old friends. Michail is an outstanding chef. We were served some lovely traditional starters, delicious fresh seafood, beautifully flavoursome pork and a homemade cake to die for. We had a lovely evening and our only regret was that we didn’t book more than just one night.
I thoroughly recommend Michail as a personal chef if you really want to experience an unforgettable evening filled with authentic Greek food and hospitality.