One of the must-dos when visiting a city, at least the way I like to approach it, is visiting a bookstore and a record store. Homcore, Synthesizers & Vinyl is a record/tape store around the area of Syntagma in Athens, only a few minutes on foot from the metro station.
Homcore is specialized in all this eclectic, special music that you’ll never find at a mainstream record place (are there still mainstream record places?) Leon Sega, a famous Greek DJ, made this place his second home. Here you can find vinyls by indie record labels around the world, especially from Africa.
The space is like a minimalist apartment! A lot of light comes through the big windows that are overlooking Ipitou street and makes me want to stay more and enjoy the music. When I am in a hurry, I always like taking a look inside through these windows and seeing the new vinyls they have brought!
You can also check their Facebook page, for sometimes they organize special Friday evening events.