A shopping day in Athens is a wonderful experience and an excellent way to find out more about Greek Culture.
Achillion Hotel and its unique location, moments away from the major shopping areas, such as Ermou street, Syntagma Square, Kolonaki area, Monastiraki, Plaka, Thissio, Metro Mall etc, is the best starting point for a shopping stroll in the city.
Don't forget to complete your shopping day experience as a genuine Athenean, by stopping in at one of the many all year round outdoor cafes and restaurants.
Plaka and Monastiraki are the main shopping, eating and sightseeing areas. This is where you go to buy gifts for friends and relatives such as souvenirs, folk art and traditional Greek wares.Don't miss the ourdoor bazaar at Monastiraki's Avissinias Square on Sundays.
Explore Athinas street for a view into Athens of 60's, where small store - keepers maintain their exclusive shops of all sorts, from leather to metal and glass works.
Thision and Psiri, at the base of Acropolis and just across Athinas street, is where you can stop and take a break before you check out the galleries and vintage shops that are starting to flourish in these most charming of Athenian districts.
Stadiou and Panepistimiou Avenues, connecting at Syntagma and Omonia, are up and coming boulevards hosting large department stores.
Last but not least is the pedestrian only Ermou street presenting a great variety of International Brand Names, cosmetics, jewellery, and of course shoes.
The Sales period, during which you can get discounts of up to 50% and 60% run twice a year: The first is from mid January to early March and the second is from mid July to early September.