The Best Local Shops & Markets in Athens

The month’s salary burning in your pockets? Itching to get gifts for friends and family? Curious to find the very best stores, bookshops and markets in Athens? Is browsing your number one hobby? We understand, and so do our locals, who have their own favorite hidden gems, top picks for when nothing but a bit of window (or actual) shopping will do the trick. Check out their recommended local shops and never fall in a tourist trap again.

Anavasi Travel Bookstore – South by southeast

Anavasi Travel Bookstore – South by southeast

Image by Dimitris Hall

“Anavasi Travel Bookstore” Athens is true heaven for map & geography geeks like me: globes, star charts, atlases… check out their hiking & walking maps!

Full Article by Dimitris Hall

Avyssinias Square – Enter the time machine

Avyssinias Square – Enter the time machine

Image by Sofia Skioti

“Avyssinias Square” in Athens is the square in Monastiraki where all the antique shops are gathered. It’s the ideal place for retro lovers like me!

Full Article by Sofia Skioti

Bookshop Lemoni – My dearest bookstore!

Bookshop Lemoni – My dearest bookstore!

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“Bookshop Lemoni” in Athens is a bookstore that offers not only great books but also hospitality and tenderness. My regards to Spyros and Avgoustinos!

Full Article by Marilena Salamanou

Booktique – Print and designer souvenirs

Booktique – Print and designer souvenirs

Image by Dimitris Hall

“Booktique” is a bookshop in one of Athens’ posher areas. Its amazing selection of books and tasteful Greek souvenirs keep making me come back for more…

Full Article by Dimitris Hall

Commercial Triangle – Shopping the old way

Commercial Triangle – Shopping the old way

Image by Sofia Skioti

The Commercial Triangle of Athens is shaped out by the three main squares of the city. What’s interesting is that there are still themed streets here…

Full Article by Sofia Skioti

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