Whilst visiting Greece, you have a good opportunity to shop in Athens, where both men and women will find good quality items at decent prices from the many shops which line the bustling streets. At the tourist areas of Plaka and Monastiraki, you will find souvenirs and Greek art and, at the flea market, you will find antiques and old books. You will be surprised at the bargains found in Athens. Gold and silver jewellery is popular, given the international fame of Greek designers.
A multitude of jewellers all stock a wide selection of reproductions of ancient Greek jewels in traditional and modern designs. You may also find bargain souvenirs, handmade goods and bronze vases. Athens has been famous for its copper utensils, as well as its clay and ceramic goods since the Archaic Age. The ideal place to find unique items of Greek ceramic art and pottery is the suburb of Maroussi, where most designers and ceramicists have shops offering handmade goods.
You may also find woven wool, cotton jumpers with unique designs, leather goods and shoes made by Greek designers. You will find these items at Ermou Street and Kolonaki Square. There's also an abundance of antiques in various shops in Kolonaki, Syntagma and Monastiraki. You may find a range of antiques, such as furniture, hand-painted wooden trunks, attractive miniatures, and small decorative items.
At the National Council of Social Care, you will find valuable handmade heavy carpets and rugs made on wooden looms. In addition to this, there will be a wide range of embroidery, embroidered tapestries, handmade cushions and bags, decorative wall embroideries and uniquely charming, authentic designs of Greek popular art.