Athens shopping

Top Choice Market in Monastiraki & Psyrri

Varvakios Agora

A wonderful sight in its own right, this huge old wrought-iron market hall is dedicated to fish and meat, especially row upon row of lamb carcasses, hanging in just-barely EU-compliant glass cases. Tavernas within t…
Top Choice Music in Acropolis Area

Underflow

Specialising in Greek avant-garde rock and obscure sounds, this is one of Athens' top record shops. It stocks a wide range of music genres on vinyl and CD, both new and secondhand. It's also an art gallery, cafe and…
Top Choice Books in Omonia & Exarhia

Free Thinking Zone

Billing itself as Greece's first activist bookshop, the Free Thinking Zone specialises in books on LGBT issues, refugees, violence in society and so on. However, rather than being earnest, it's quite a fun and creat…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Monastiraki & Psyrri

Shedia

Meaning 'raft', Shedia is Greece's version of street-vendor magazines such as the Big Issue. Unsold copies are now being upcycled into an appealing range of homewares and accessories including papier mâché lampshade…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Omonia & Exarhia

Zacharias

A Greek-Spanish duo specialising in silkscreen designs inspired by classical motifs. Especially nice are their leather notebooks, wallets and more, where black ink on the natural hide echoes the colours of ancient p…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Syntagma & Plaka

Forget Me Not

This impeccable small store (two shops, one upstairs and one down around the corner) stocks super-cool gear, from fashion to housewares and gifts, all by contemporary Greek designers. Great for gift shopping – who d…
Top Choice Jewellery in Syntagma & Plaka

Alexis Papachatzis

This charming jewellery store is a delight before you even enter: turn the handle on the window display and watch as gears and pulleys animate the scene. Papachatzis' designs have a storybook quality: small figures,…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Acropolis Area

Athena Design Workshop

You can often find Krina Vronti busy woodblock printing her appealing graphic designs on T-shirts, cushion covers and paper at this combined studio and shop. The images are often inspired by ancient and classical th…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Mets, Pangrati & Hilton

Hallelujah

Eleftheria Domenikou is the young designer whose minimalistic elegant yet comfortable clothes and accessories are stocked here. She cooperates with jewellery designers and stocks some other cute accessories and gift…
Art in Kolonaki

Allouche Benias Gallery

Occupying the beautifully restored 1882 Deligeorgis Mansion, designed by Ernst Ziller, this gallery made a splash on the local art scene when it opened in 2018. There's usually a couple of different shows a year wit…