10 Best Gift Shops in Athens for Buying Souvenirs to Bring Home

When visiting Athens, shopping for gifts is part of the enjoyment and offers an occasion to bring souvenirs back home, as reminders of a vacation in Greece. El.marneri galerie close to the Acropolis Museum features contemporary jewelry and artistic creations, the three Benaki Museum shops specialize in copies of exhibits and objects inspired by the collections,  blown glass, original jewelry, decorations for the house, paintings and small sculptures, traditional hand woven fabrics are some of the items one can buy at Diplous Pelekys, Mati offers a wide selection of gifts inspired mainly from traditional designs, with their timeless beauty, Filotexni Kivotos is an exclusive art shop with museum and art reproductions from all over the world, Yannis Souvatzoglou  sculptures,  express an innovative mind and are inspired from Cycladic art, find beautiful handcrafted objects inspired by Greek folk art and motifs at the Museum of Greek Folk Art, discover that different kind of souvenir to take home at Forget Me Not, ArtShot is an artistic and creative space with excellent selections for original gifts, unique objects designed by three talented artists, fashion items, jewelry and decor at Skoumoky, 

Filotexni Kivotos
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Filotexni Kivotos on Alopekis 8,Kolonaki is an exclusive art shop with museum and art reproductions from all over the world. Umbrellas with works of famous artists, jewellery with designs from ancient civilizations, decorative items and gifts...  Read More



Diplous Pelekys has a long history which started in Crete many years ago, with Florentini Kaloutsis woven works of art inspired by ancient Minoan patterns and continues until today, with handcrafted objects from all over Greece. Blown glass,...  Read More



Three well known and experienced designers, united their inspiration in the same space for the first time n Greece, at Skoumoky. Industrial designer Christina Skouloudi, pottery artist Christina Morali and felting designer Elena Kyriakarakou,...  Read More



ArtShot Sofia Gaitani is an artistic space very close the Acropolis Museum, on arty Lebesi street. Since February 2013 ArtShot operates with a specific artistic aim, a fresh approach and continuous surprises. New Greek artists, pop up events,...  Read More



Forget Me Not, on Adrianou street in Plaka is a new style shop which aims to showcase some of the best contemporary Greek designers and collaborates with well known and upcoming names, such as Greece is for Lovers, Dreamer, Ble Aspro,...  Read More



The Greek Folk Art Museum was founded with the aim to collect, study and promote Greek culture of recent years. The gift shops of the Museum play an important role in this objective, exhibiting and selling selected art objects by Greek artists,...  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

Photo courtesy of Mati


Mati is a reference point in Athens for those searching for authentic local art. Under the direction of Rodi Konstantoglou, who for many years has specialized on the topic, the shop offers a wide selection of gifts inspired mainly from...  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