Archive for the ‘Shopping’ Category

Situated in the shadow of the Acropolis in the Plaka district, The Loom is a veritable treasure trove of rugs, pillow cases, tapestries and wall hangings. The store offers a wide range of handmade styles, including the traditional flokati, a thin shag pile rug made by generations of Greek weavers. Each item is handpicked by store owners Susanna, a British rug connoisseur, and Theo, known to the locals as the […]

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In the span of over half a century there have been over 50 collections and 17.000 pieces of jewelry created by Ilias Lalaounis. Explore the work of one of the greatest jewelry craftsmen in Greece here Tweet

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«Gostijo» is the only Kosher restaurant in Athens, offering a journey through the Mediterranean flavors of the Sefardi Jews. Situated in the trendy neighborhood of Psyrri, the restaurant is decorated in minimal style, with inviting atmosphere. Customers can savor the Sambousak and Bourekitas (small hand made pies), eggs Haminados, fluffy omelets Sfoungato, as well as leek fritters, rolled eggplants stuffed with minced meat, meat stew with prunes and many more […]

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To thimari tou Strefi (= the thyme of Strefi hill) is a delicate “bakaliko”. “Bakaliko” is the store where you can find almost everything and in this particular store you can find everything that is connected with food and quality.The owner, Thodoris, is an authentic local of Exarceia who opened this market five years ago. He and his wife travel around Greece and taste every single savory they import into […]

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Mastiha is a Greek product used as a spice in sweets and cooking, as a flavoring for liqueurs, and in soap-making, cosmetics, and toothpaste, among others. Recent evidence of its positive effect on ulcers has resulted in a boom in purchases by large pharmaceutical companies. Mastiha or mastic or whatever you call it, is full of miraculous and beneficial properties. You can find mastiha products here. Tweet

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Chinese cuisine stretches back for many centuries and has become increasingly popular in many parts of the world. Chinese gastronomy and hospitality can be found at the Golden Phoenix restaurants in Athens. Visit their website for more information Tweet

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Antique shopping can be very expensive or very affordable. The streets in Monastiraki, Plaka, Thiseio and on the coastal town of Pireaus have many stores that carry antiques and old furniture and objects that may be of interest. And of course, there are many more exclusive galleries and shops with perhaps more refined goods. Here are some suggestions on where to go. (source: breathtaking Athens ) Tweet

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Fresh gift ideas and many surprises at the Syntagma metro station by Klo handcrafted jewelry, lazy penguin, num num and others from 27/12 until 31/12 (working hours 09.00-21.00) Tweet

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If overspending in a haze of shopping confusion is a familiar holiday refrain you may need a more restrained approach to gift giving this season. And just because it’s getting close to Christmas, it doesn’t mean it’s time to panic and splurge. There’s still time to budget better and shop frugally for those on your list, and avoid a holiday debt hangover. Read more here Tweet

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A sweet gift! This photo shows the famous “kosmikon” dessert called “krema-kataifi”. It consists of galaktoboureko cream with kataifi fyllo at the bottom and on the top. It’s one of the best desserts you can find in Athens and a great Christmas gift! There are four pastry shops in the city and you can find their address here: 1) Ionias Ave. 104, Agios Nikolaos tel.210 8649124, 2) Chrisostomou Smirnis 69, […]

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Music for two pianos

Two old friends and colleagues, two virtuosos of their kind, […]

VAT Cut On Restauran

A VAT reduction on Greek food catering services (restaurants, hotel […]

(Greek) Επίδομ

Επίδομα Τακτικής Επιδότησης Σε ισχύ είναι και το: Επικοινωνία και […]

Crime in Athens

Murder, armed robbery, rape and other violent crimes are not […]

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