The economic crisis that has drastically affected Greece
in recent times may have generated good shopping
opportunities for those passing through the country.
With the likely drop in commodity prices, some regions
of Athens, famous for the quantity and variety of
establishments, remained full. There are shops for all
tastes (including big brands) and even a busy flea
market where visitors will find a little bit of
Athens commercial establishments are not
required to open and close at the same time. Department
stores and other establishments located in the city
center, for example, usually open from Monday to
Saturday, from 9 am to 9 pm. Flea market and Plaka
region stores are open even on Sundays.
A tip for shopping enthusiasts is to take the
Monastiraki-Syntagma route on foot. Along the way,
reserved only for pedestrians, there is a huge amount of
stores that sell goods to all types of consumers. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage women's bags.
Check below the selection of shopping areas in Athens
made by MD.
The oldest neighborhood in Athens, located to the
north and northeast of the Acropolis, is also a place
full of important points for the city's history. In the
charming and narrow streets, the visitor will find, for
example, some beautiful Byzantine churches that are
In addition, Plaka is one of the busiest places and
perfect for those who enjoy night programs, as there are
a wide variety of bars and restaurants, some of them,
including live Greek music shows. During the day, the
famous neighborhood attracts a lot of people due to the
large number of stores - a true paradise for shopping
To get to Plaka, just take metro line 1 and get off
at Monastiraki station. A good tip is to walk from the
famous square to the neighborhood on foot. The walk is
short and very pleasant.
The nice square was named after the existence of a
monastery on the site, in the 17th century. Today,
however, Monastiraki is a meeting point in the center of
Athens that is always full of pedestrians, both during
the day and at night.
In the streets that give access to the place it is
possible to find several restaurants that serve quality
food at excellent prices; in addition, a very
interesting flea market is also accessible through the
square, selling a little of everything: clothes and
shoes, accessories, souvenirs, among other objects.
The entrance to the market is right next to the metro
station named after the square (Monastiraki - line 1).
By the way, permanent exhibitions held in some galleries
on the Athens metro - Monastiraki among them - are a
must. Relics such as vases, jars, plates, among other
objects, were found in excavations during the
implementation of public transport in the Greek capital
and are exposed to the public.
The busy street in the center of the Greek capital, a
true paradise for shopping enthusiasts, is extensive and
full of options. There the visitor will find world
famous brands such as Zara, Sephora, Nike, and a large
local department store / mall, the Hondos Center.
In addition, a wide variety of cafés and restaurants are
spread throughout the region.
Ermou Street can be easily accessed on foot from
Monastiraki Square. Another option is to take the metro
to Syntagma square.
Voukourestiou / Kolonaki Street
This street, located in the center of Athens (in the
Kolonaki district), is also one of the most chic
addresses in the city, as there are gathered some of the
most famous clothing / accessories brands in the world,
such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Rolex, Bulgari, Ralph
Lauren, plus several jewelry stores. Accessing
Voukourestiou street is very easy, as it is just over
200 meters from Syntagma square (where there is a metro
Right next to the famous shopping street is the
Kolonaki square, where you can find, in the mediations,
a wide variety of cafes and taverns that are excellent
for a cappuccino in the late afternoon and also for
those who enjoy a good night program.