Ilias Lalaounis Jewellery Museum

Museum in Acropolis Area

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A museum for fashionistas: Ilias Lalaounis adorned Elizabeth Taylor and Melina Mercouri, among many others, and is responsible for a singularly Greek style of bold, classically inspired gold jewellery. This museum shows all his work, which draws on everything from Greek wildflowers to pre-Columbian motifs. There's a hands-on jewellery studio on the ground floor, as well as a small gift shop.

Fans of his style can see the family's current work at the shop of the same name, or at Zolotas, another family business, both near Syntagma.