Local handicrafts and artisanal items to pick up on your trip
“Elegant Greek objets d’art displayed beside revolutionary muskets.”—Kimon Frangakis, editor, Status magazine. Ever changing stock includes textiles, rare books, icons. 2 Amalias Avenue, Syntagma; tel. 30 210 323 2220. www.antiqua.gr
“Inspired by organic shapes like flowers and insects, contemporary gold jewelry with a magical quality.”—Theodora Mantzaris, design director, 2004 Athens Olympic Summer Games. 23 Patriarchou Ioakim, Kolonaki; tel. 30 210 721 1762. www.fanourakis.gr
Yorgos Korres launched his global cosmetics brand from this homeopathic pharmacy in 1996. Bitter almond shower gel and guava body butter smell good enough to eat. 9 Panepistimiou Street; tel. 30 211 180 2736. www.korres.com
“Halva and toothpaste flavored with mastic, unique to Chios island—natural, delicious, and medicinal.”—Theodora Mantzaris. Beautifully packaged gift boxes. 6 Panepistimiou and Kriezotou, Syntagma; tel. 30 210 363 2750. www.mastihashop.com
“Cheese, olive oil, and dozens of tempting specialties flown in from Crete, some open for tasting.”—Diana Farr Louis, author, Athens and Beyond: 30 Day Trips and Weekends. 52 Nikis and Kydathinaion, Plaka; tel. 30 210 322 9146.
“Ships crafted from driftwood, cloth, string, and wire capture the personality and charm of the Aegean’s motley vessels, from tankers to trawlers.”—Diana Farr Louis. Kleomenous 23, Kolonaki; tel. 30 210 722 5369.
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