• Exarhia Weekly Market Athens' neighbourhood veg markets are a treat; this is a great one.
  • Forget Me Not The original dealer in smart souvenirs and other cool design items, all with a Hellenic twist.
  • Korres Stock up on this Greek beauty brand.
  • Monastiraki Flea Market Dusty treasures are waiting to be discovered.
  • Varvakios Agora Maybe you don't need a whole lamb, but you do need to see the city's central market.


  • Katerina Ioannidis Delicate jewellery with a folkloric touch.
  • Melissinos Art The (son of the) 'poet sandal maker' is an Athens legend.
  • Lemisios Classic shoe shop that can customise its designs.
  • Zacharias Lovely leather goods screen-printed with ancient patterns.

Creative Souvenirs

  • Flâneur Love feta? Show your loyalty with a cute pin or patch.
  • TAF This gallery-cafe also has a very cool design shop.
  • 138 Pireos St The gift shop at the Benaki's contemporary art outpost is top-notch.
  • Zoumboulakis Gallery Prints of work by some of Greece's finest artists.
  • Hrisanthos Spread the worry-bead habit with a set from this old shop.

Music & Crafts


  • Pantopoleion Much more than the usual grocery store, this shop stocks excellent regional items.
  • Aristokratikon An Athens classic for chocolate and dried fruits.
  • Bahar Get your village oregano and mountain tea at this fine spice shop.
  • Mastiha Shop All kinds of products featuring this only-on-Chios miracle resin.