Shopping in Athens
If you’ve been to Greece before you probably know that it’s a very good destination to do some shopping. Whether you like vintage stores and antique, big fashion franchises or prefer smaller local Greek shops, food stores or concept stores. Greece truly is a shopping walhalla.
If you’re looking for vintage clothes and accessories you have to go to Protogenous Street. A ‘new’ and above all trendy neighbourhood where you can find the best vintage stores among others. Like high waisted bathing suits, Levi’s shorts and vintage designer items, but they also have antiques and furnitures here. Inbetween the shopping you can revive at one of the small bars with a cup of coffee or a healthy lunch.
The shopping street in Athens that’s also most centrally located is Ermou. You can find well known stores here like Zara, H&M, Adidas and Forever 21, but also lots of Greek franchises where you’d perhaps score better items that’ll make everyone back home jealous.
Flea market Monastiráki
Somewhat touristic, but nonetheless fun to walk around. Stroll around the street and try to spot the gems among the crowd. Perhaps go for some handmade real leather shoes and bags for a fair price, or fun gadgets and souvenirs to bring back home.
Antique streets and Avyssinias Square
When you walk through Flea Market Monastiráki it’s a must to take a peek at the small side alleys and check out the little antique shops and hidden coffee spots like TAF. Every Sunday the Avyssinias Square serves as the host of a large vintage/antique market where you can literally find everything you could possibly think of. From velvet chairs to ancient Greek paintings and silver jewellery. A must visit!
The more expensive shopping street in Athens is Patriarchou Loakim, but you’ll find other things here as well besides designer stores. Because in this long streets are also Greek stores, bars and restaurants where you can have a seat for something to eat.