Shop like a local on this private, 3.5-hour shopping tour in Athens. Escape the main tourist crowds and head off in search of tucked-away, independent stores with a knowledgeable guide. Sift through handmade bags, designer jewelry, colorful clothes and more as you learn about Greek culture and the city’s shopping scene. Meet the designers (subject to their availability), test out natural cosmetics and discover the lost art of loom weaving. You’ll visit 10 locally owned stores and have between 10 and 15 minutes in each to peruse and purchase your favorite wares.
Start with a pickup from your centrally located Athens hotel by your guide. Then, set off in search of designer jewelry, bags, traditional handicrafts and more.With your guide leading the way, wander along scenic streets and pop into 10 independent stores. Peruse fashionable goods handmade in Greece as you learn about the products from the designers themselves (subject to their availability). Sift through colorful purses, accessories, clothes and home decor items. Sample natural cosmetics and learn about the secret ingredient honeybees provide them. Try on Greek sandals and contemporary Greek fashion trends, and discover the age-old method of loom weaving. You’ll also be able to pick up handmade souvenirs for your friends and family.Between stores, take in the city sights and hear stories from your guide about Athens and its shopping scene. After roughly 3.5 hours, return to your your hotel. Should you wish, ask your guide for further shopping recommendations, allowing you to browse more stores on another day of your vacation.