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Athens, Greece » Entertainment » Shopping Centres

Athens is a shopping paradise for the people who love to shop. There are shops and boutiques located in many parts of the city. Ermou, Mitropoleos, Aiolou, Voukourestiou, Solonos and Academias streets along with Syntagma Square and a few areas in Kolonaki are quite popular. The winter sales in Athens start from January and last till the middle of March. Almost all the shops are open from 9 am to 3 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and from 9 am to 8 pm on Tuesday and Thursday during this time.

MAJOR SHOPPING AREAS

Kolonaki is the most famous place for shopping in Athens. There are all kinds of shops, restaurants and cafes in this area. Syntagma Square is located a few minutes away from Kolonaki. The square boosts a lot of fur shops showcasing fur hats, jackets and coats. Leather goods, woven wool and cotton jumpers can be found at the Ermou Street and Kolonaki Square. There are a lot of shops displaying a wide range of ancient Greek jewels designed in both traditional as well as modern charms at the areas around Syntagma Square and Kolonaki. Off Syntagma Square is the Ermou Street. The street is packed with accessory and clothing and quality souvenir shops.
Plaka and Monastiraki areas are famous for Greek art, antiques, souvenirs and old books. One can get all kinds of clothes and shoes at the Ermou, Mitropoleos, Aiolou and Voukourestiou, Solonos and Academias streets. Voukourestiou street houses a lot of designer wear boutiques. The suburb of Maroussi is one of the best places to shop for copper utensils, ceramic goods and clay. One can also find ceramicists offering hand made ceramic goods.

  • The National Council of Social Care
It is a popular place to shop for rugs and heavy carpets made on woolen looms. The place also displays a wide array of hand-made bags, cushions, embroidered tapestries and decorative wall embroideries.
Address: 14, Filellinon Street, Athens, Greece.
Tel.: +30 210 325 0240 -1.
  • The Hellenic Organization of Small Medium Sized Enterprises and Handicrafts
The shop hosts an attractive collection of hand made carpets.
Address: 9, Metropoleos Street, Athens, Greece.
Tel.: +30 210 323 0408.
  • Ekonomeas Gallery
An extraordinary and unique gallery located in Plaka, hosts a wide variety ancient art. The place displays all kinds of masterpieces and other artifacts.
  • Pipinas Copper and Bronze
One of the best places to shop for hand-made metal items and accessories.
  • The Mall Athens
The mall is a famous for shopping all sorts of goods. The place houses all kinds of shops and restaurants along with cinemas.