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Shopping in Athens - authentic goods, best outlets, malls and boutiques

Zappeion, Athens, Greece In Athens, there are many beautiful shopping streets. You can find interesting shops on each. The central shopping street is Ermou. It is here that local fashionistas and thousands of tourists go shopping. At the top of this street you can find boutiques of famous Greek designers and fashion designers. Prices here are quite high, but there is always an opportunity to purchase exclusive items. In the lower part of the street you can find shops with more reasonable prices. There are Zara, Mango and Mark & Spenser brand shops here.
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A very special trading area is Kolonaki. Here, in addition to designer stores, there are many antique shops where you can buy unique old stuff. You can also find popular art galleries and several famous restaurants in the neighborhood. It is possible to enjoy walks and have rest here all day long. Millionaires choose this trading district not coincidentially. Here, Tsakalof street - one of the six most expensive shopping streets in the world - is located. In the area of Kolonaki there are the most famous jewelry stores, KESSARIS and Ilias Lalaounis are among them.
At the foot of the Acropolis is the most colourful shopping district of Plaka. It is here that thousands of tourists go in search of unique souvenirs and inexpensive accessories every day. In this area there are many craft workshops where you can buy handmade dishes, copper products, affordable jewelry and other interesting pieces in the national style. There are also several clothing stores with reasonable prices and inexpensive restaurants offering popular Greek cuisine. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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No less popular is the area of Monastiraki, which is famous for its numerous fur stores. Here, you can choose and buy wonderful fur coats, vests, genuine leather products and other interesting accessories all year round, which are not only of high quality, but also at affordable prices. Another interesting feature of the Monastiraki district is a flea market located here. Unlike many other similar markets, it is open the whole week. You can buy very interesting antiques and souvenirs here.
Above Athens Huge choice of souvenirs and handicraft products is presented on Athinas Street. Here, you will find not only classical commercial pavilions, but also open tents. You can buy everything, from usual magnets and calendars, to unique hand-made crafts and even national musical instruments. This well-known souvenir market is bordered by the city's popular food market. Gourmets will enjoy it here. They are offered fresh seafood, vegetables and fruits, as well as domestic dairy products and national sweets. It is on Athinas Street that you can fully experience the colourful national atmosphere of the Greek capital.
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Those who want to stroll through modern shopping centers should go to Attica Department Store, which is one of the largest stores in Greece. The area of this shopping complex is about 25000 square meters. Within its walls there are more than 350 shops of various specialization. There are clothing, jewelry and hardware stores, as well as perfume and children's products stores. There are quite expensive shopping pavilions here, and a network of fair-price shops.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Athens
♥   Shopping area ' Ermou Street' Athens, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Voukourestiou Street' Athens, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Kassaveti Street' Athens, 2.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Designer outlets in Athens and nearby
♥   Outlet 'McARTHURGLEN factory outlet ATHENS' Building Block E71, Yalou, 19004, Greece, 15.9 km from Athens. On the map

Unique touristic spots around Athens

Corinth Canal

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Thebes

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Speaking about the oldest cities in the world, it’s worth to mention wonderful Thebes, founded in 1400 BC. A story of the city is extremely interesting, it involves a lot of beautiful myths. According to one of them, the founder of Thebes and powerful Cadmea was the son of the Phoenician king Agenor, Cadmium. Ancient city of Greece was a place of many outstanding mythical events; one of the most important among them is considered a campaign against the seven kings of Thebes. … Read further

Corinth Canal

From the series “Greatest Man-Made Waterways and Channels”
The Corinth Canal is a global sight which is unique in every way. It is the narrowest navigable canal on the planet that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf. It is named in honour of the fondly known Greek city located on the western end. The Corinth Canal has some external distinguishing marks such as length of more than 6 km and a width, which is only 25 meters. High rock walls surround the canal and stretch up to 76 metres. The Canal is only 8 metres deep. … Read further
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Shopping advices for the whole region around Athens

Shopping advices for Athens. The best spots for buying designer clothes and local delicacies from Greece - shops, galleries, boutiques and outlets. We provide you with the shopping streets map, so you can plan your efficient shopping routes, while hunting for authentic souvenirs, goods, drinks, shoes and clothes in Athens.
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