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Athens: Greek Fashion Shopping Tour with a Local Expert

Product ID: 213117
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Explore the hidden gems of Athens’ shopping scene with the best of Greek fashion and design on a 3.5 hour trip through city streets. Discover with an expert guide the best Athens has to offer in handicrafts, clothes, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, and more!
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Get acquainted with Athens' shopping scene in just a few hours
  • Discover artisan Greek shops while avoiding the usual tourist traps
  • Receive thorough information on the right price to pay
  • See first-hand how various goods are made
  • Find that one-of-a-kind creation you always wanted
Full description
On this tour you will have the chance to explore the two most important shopping areas in the city.

In Kolonaki, the city’s most expensive neighborhood, there’s always a feeling of indulgence combined with style. Here, you’ll drop in on clothing boutiques that stand out from the crowd, not just because of how their product lines look, but also because of how their products are made and what they’re made from. Organic, reused, and recycled materials are definitely in this year.

You’ll also explore pioneers in cosmetics, including a company run by former pharmacists who combine Greek philosophy with natural ingredients. Later on you'll have a chance to taste a highlight of the Greek food tradition with a visit to a local deli that specializes in foods that make up the Mediterranean diet. Experience Greek food right here on the shores of the Aegean.

In the center of town, after a stop for coffee and a visit to a museum gift shop that promotes new designers by exhibiting and selling their work, you’ll visit a pair of jewelry shops where brand new designs are constantly being created, often with the use of unexpected new materials.

By the time this tour is finished, you’ll know more about where Greek fashion and the Greek aesthetic are headed, and there’s a very good chance you’ll have picked up more than just one new piece for your wardrobe.
Includes
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Insider information on Athens' best boutique shopping
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your meeting point is at 2, Patriarchou Ioakim street, right on Kolonaki Square (the official name is Platia Filikis Eterias), in Kolonaki area: http://goo.gl/maps/2hHvQ It is a very central place, you can get there easily by taking the metro to Syntagma (red or blue line in the map on page 2) and then walk about 6’. When you get to Kolonaki Square, please look for the bakery APOLONIO (“ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΟ”), you will meet me or Melina right outside the bakery.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Children up to 11 years can join the tour free of charge
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Product ID: 213117