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Shopping in Athens, Greece

Shopping in Athens, Greece

Shopping Weekend in Athens

There is so much more to Athens, so much to explore that two days makes for a nice getaway, but not enough time to explore...

Some of the things I would recommend and tried, but I am sure there is plenty more (for next time)...

WHERE TO STAY

  • SEMIRAMIS: depending on what you're looking for in Athens- this hotel is best to get away and relax. Located in Kifissia;  rooms have balconies to take in the sunlight and there is a large pool with bright funky colors throughout the hotel. Remember your symbol and floor- rooms here don't have numbers!
 Semiramis hotel lobby

Semiramis hotel lobby

 Semiramis view from hotel room balcony

Semiramis view from hotel room balcony

 Semiramis hotel breakfast

Semiramis hotel breakfast

  • NEW HOTEL: located right in the centre of Athens with amazing views from the roof top terrace- this hotel's interior is filled with eco-sensitive and hand crafted furniture- simply outstanding! 
 New Hotel Terrace for lunch

New Hotel Terrace for lunch

CAFÉS

Did you know about Taf Coffee...? I didn't before coming to Athens; but was so addicted that I had to drink more when coming back to Berlin.

Luckily they have Taf Coffee at Coffee profilers (Karl-Marx-Allee 136, 10243 Berlin) in Berlin, too! 

 coffeeprofilers, Berlin Germany

coffeeprofilers, Berlin Germany

SHOPS

  • APIVITA - this 100 percent natural cosmetics company uses extracts from plants of the Greek nature, beehive products, and organic essential oils. The perfect souvenir from Greece or treat yourself at the APIVITA Experience store including Spa, Hair and Organic Juice Bar located on Solonos 32, Kolonaki 10673. 
  • Sun of a Beach - watch out: these two ladies from Greece are not only selling their funky printed beach towels in Greece but meanwhile in more and more shops worldwide. For those who can't make it to the stores, shop online for the large beach towels. 
  • ncient Greek Sandals - THE must-have for a Greek summer- love, love, love their sandals. Visit their website here. Did I mention they all come with a tiny golden wing buckle?
  • Navarino Icons - Navarino icons produce authentic food and art objects. Think: honey, biscuits, olive oil and ceramic art. Not to mention their packaging and design us amazing. 
  • Ileana Makri - Jewelry particularly inspired by the Evil Eye which serves as protection from evil forces. What has stuck with me is her collection of crying eyes
London's Notting Hill

London's Notting Hill

London's Fitzrovia

London's Fitzrovia