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Made In Athens Shopping Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Discover hidden shops of Athens that only locals know about.
  • Explore the city’s backstreets, populated by workshops and galleries where artisans handcraft unique pieces of art.
  • Meet a famous Greek sandal-maker who is also a poet.
  • Learn about iconic Greek items (and popular souvenirs), such as evil eyes and worry beads.
  • Dig into authentic Greek flavours with a meze platter and glass of wine at a traditional venue.
Adults Ages 12+
Children Ages 6-11
Infants Ages 0-5

Discover The Hidden Shops of Athens

Uncover a hidden community of Athens, one that is made up of artists, artisans, and craftspeople.

Athens is often described as one of the most “alternative” cities in Europe, so you won’t be short of interesting encounters and sights on this tour!

Explore open markets dedicated to antiques and shop for souvenirs that are so much more interesting than fridge magnets – and that, of course, come with a story of their own.

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • Your tour supports the new generation of Athenians, such as young artists, by promoting their work and their enterprises to help them thrive through financial crisis.
  • This tour also offers you the opportunity to see street art and visit alternative neighbourhoods that don’t generally benefit from tourism.
  • All of the stores you visit on your tour are 100% locally owned and run. Supporting small-scale, locally-run businesses helps to preserve the traditional character of old Athens.
  • By joining this tour you are supporting a street vendor who sells traditional koulouri sesame rings, which helps increase his income.
  • At least one store on your itinerary is dedicated to the preservation of locally-produced crafts.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, food samples (Greek sweets, bread, olive oil, olives, cheeses, rusks, wine, ouzo, traditional meze, herbs/spices, and a Greek coffee), train tickets

Exclusions: Additional food and drink (during the mid-tour break), souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Meeting point: In front of Attalos Hotel. Address: Athinas 29, Athina 105 54, Greece. GPS coordinates: 37.978480, 23.726646
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  • Starting time: 9.30 AM
  • Ending point: Athinas Avenue.
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