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Athens top 6 things  to shop !

The streets of the city allow for a great shopping experience. From the spice & meat market to the delightful gold shops in Plaka there are truly  treats for everyone.

Sunday morning and the city comes alive with the magical flea market of Monastirki where you can find a plethora of vintage goods. Some of the flea market is open daily but the main one is on Sunday morning.

6 Items to shop when you visit Athens.

  • Olive oil – herbs & Spices
  • Sponges
  • Leather handmade sandals & bags
  • Embroidered items
  • Gold & Jewelry
  • Greek fashion & Cotton

The ideal shopping walk would start at Syntagma Square and meander down through the streets to Monastiraki square.

4 shopping streets to visit  in Athens.

  • Ermou street – International and local boutiques along with local Greek shops.
  • Andreanou Street – Tourist gifts, Local Greek designed Jewelry, Greek Fashions, Hand designed Embroidery shops.
  • Plaka – for all tourist gifts, Greek cotton, leather sandals, olive wood and herbs and spice shops.
  • Psiri – Graffiti area for independent artisan & vintage shops.

Your shopping trip would not be complete without a trip to a fabulous Athens coffee shop. Check out my top coffee shop spots

 

 

Athens is a great place for a weekend city break and there is so much to shop and do in a few days. Also the weather during the spring and Autumn is the best time to take in the great and historic city of Athens.

Safe Travels Sandra

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