Shopping in Athens Is Exciting and Original

Voukourestiou street in Athens, starting from Stadiou and reaching to Kolonaki, is the area where most internationally acclaimed jewelry brands have their stores: Zolotas, Lalaounis, Bulgari, Fanourakis just to mention a few. For the largest variety of fashion items Attica shopping centre on Panepistimiou and Golden Hall at Marousi are the top spots. Locally produced cosmetics Korres  can be found in many pharmacies, or at their exclusive stores.  Shoes are a must for most shoppers and Vavoulas is a name which has reached beyond the local market over the years, with excellent quality and good value for money. Uniquely Greek fashion is well represented by Ioanna Kourbela and outstanding jewelry can be found at El. Marneri Galerie  for timeless elegance and  stylish trends.   A visit to the Benaki Museum is also a must, for artistic gifts, Yannis Souvatzoglou sculptures bring art closer to life, Katerina Lolou designs one of a kind jewelry inspired by Greek forms with a contemporary approach, at Thalassa Collection you can find scarves, shawls and ties with designs inspired from Greek tradition and history, at Gusto di Grecia delicatessen in Kolonaki, shop for specialties from all over the country, Free Shop is an avant garde boutique with carefully selected elegant fashion brands.

Gusto di Grecia
Photo courtesy of Gusto di Grecia


Gusto di Grecia on Pindarou street in Kolonaki is a delicatessen shop specializing in genuine traditional Greek products from all over the country. The team of young professionals did wide research on the subject before opening the store,...  Read More



KORRES is a Greek skincare brand, born out of Athens first ever homeopathic pharmacy in 1996. The brand's simple philosophy is based on the use of natural ingredients of the highest quality; skin- and environmentally-friendly products with...  Read More

Yannis Souvatzoglou
Photo courtesy of Yannis Souvatzoglou


Yiannis Souvatzoglou is an artist with wide inspiration who offers us the chance to rediscover the fascination of simplicity. His sculptures, which include small decorative objects and magnificent statues two meters high, express an innovative...  Read More



Vavoulas company has been producing high quality shoes for four generations, with great success reaching beyond the local market. Soft leathers, studied designs and elegance combined with comfort make these shoes a great buy. The first retail...  Read More



Thalassa Collection is located in the fashionable Kolonaki district and specializes in the design and production of scarves, ties, shawls. Mainly inspired by Greek tradition and history, all patterns are exclusively designed in the Athens ...  Read More



Katerina Lolou is a well known talented artist, who has been creating contemporary jewelry for more than twenty years. Preferring feminine forms, smooth curves and elegance, she frequently uses rubies, tourmalines, opals and pearls set in 18...  Read More



Free Shop is an independent, avant garde boutique housing a thoughtful and balanced selection of sophisticated and elegant brands operating in Greece for over forty years. The unique brand mix includes Balenciaga, Maison Martin Margiela, Acne,...  Read More



Ioanna Kourbela, with sartorial, stage directing and fashion design studies, is head of the creative department of Kourbelas Knitwear since 2003, when she presented her first collection. Two years later the company was renamed K3 wearable...  Read More



El.marneri galerie is the only gallery of contemporary jewelry in Greece. Situated very close to the Akropolis Museum, it features contemporary jewelry, artistic creations and objects that suggest inspiration and innovation. By hosting...  Read More



The Benaki Museum Shop in the main building is the first Museum Shop which opened in Greece and since then has supported the activities of the Benaki Museum. The objects on sale are mainly copies of the museums exhibits, manufactured with...  Read More


Meet Nelly Paraskevopoulou

Born and bred in Athens, Nelly went on the move after finishing high school and spending some years working in textiles.  For her, Italy was the next chapter. But, after 12 years, it was back...  More About Nelly