Shopping in Athens
Shopping in Athens, and especially during the discounts’ periods, can be a different touch to your holidays in Greece! Cycladia recommends you the best spots for shopping in the capital of Greece and invites you to stroll around the most famous and picturesque shopping districts of the city!
Major Shopping Areas
Ermou Street, nestled in the heart of Athens, is the most famous shopping promenade and one of the best choices in Athens for clothing, accessories and quality souvenir shopping. Especially if you are looking for shoes, Ermou Street is the best choice as it offers a great number of shoes’ stores!
You can access Ermou Street via the Metro: Syntagma or Monastiraki Stations
Kolonaki area is the synonym for luxury! All the great fashion brands, the best jewelries and all the designer trends of each season gathered together in a small cosmopolitan area downtown Athens.
Access Kolonaki via the Metro: Syntagma, Panepistimio or Evangelismos Stations
In the historical Monastiraki area, you will find the largest flea market in Athens. Casual clothes and shoes, antique shops, bookstores, music corners and the famous Greek leather sandals, all in the best prices!
Access via the Metro or the normal Train: Monastiraki Station
Another luxury shopping promenade in Attica is Kifissia. Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Ralph Lauren, Armani and the list of famous brands does not end here, in one of the most high-class suburbs of Athens!
Access via the normal Train: Kifissia station
Halandri area is, without a doubt, one of the best shopping spots in Athens. A wide market which combines a great variety of shops mostly nestled within crossing pedestrian streets. Here you can not only find the most expensive brands but also affordable ,quality goods, including clothes, accessories shoes books, electronic equipment, toys, furniture, home products and more!
Access via the Metro: Halandri station and then a normal bus route (450, 460,444,19)
Glyfada, at the southern suburbs of Attica, is also among the most interesting choices for shopping and not only for the great variety of stores. This charming seaside settlement can also provide you a combination of your shopping dash with lunch, dinner or just a coffee under a palm tree overlooking the sea!
Access via Tram from Syntagma Square or a bus Metro Station Panepistimio
Malls in Athens
Shopping Malls are also an alternative shopping choice! Cycladia gives you a comprehensive and up-to-date list with the largest malls and factory outlets in Attica.
– The Mall Athens (Maroussi area, access via the normal train)
– Golden Hall (Maroussi area, access via the normal train and then a taxi or bus)
– Athens Metro Mall (Aghios Demetrios area, access via the Metro)
– Athens Heart (Petralona area, access via the normal train and then a taxi or bus)
– Mc Arthur Glen (Spata area, access via the Mtero to the airport, the suburban railway and then a bus)
– Avenue (Maroussi area, access via the normal train and then a taxi or the municipal bus route)
Sales in Greece
There are two official sales per year in Greece, one for the summer and one for the winter period. The summer sales usually start at July 15 and run until August 31 and the winter sales typically start January 15 and end February 28. So, take advantage of the exciting discounts while you are indulging in Greece’s beauties!
The Consumer Protection Agency of Greece (KEPKA) or the General Associations of Consumers (INKA) gives you the opportunity to express your complaints and allegations. If anything illegal, misleading or false comes to your attention, do not hesitate to call 801-11-17200 or visit www.kepka.org and www.inka.gr to express your complaint.
So, let’s go shopping!