Depending on what you're after, Athens offers a range of great shopping opportunities to suit any budget.
From flea markets to luxury designer stores
Here are some top tips to remember when shopping in Athens. The first thing you should know is that the Greeks are a nation of traders and they are famous for their customer service. You may be offered a drink in some shops as you take a look around; however, you are then generally expected to buy something. On the other hand, a lot of the city's trade takes place at street stalls and markets. This is where you will find a huge range of traditional Greek goods. Remember that everything is negotiable here; the prices are never fixed and a deal can always be made. The shopping is divided between the Lambropoulos neighbourhood, for luxury and designer shops, and various more central areas if you want to stick to the heart of the city. For this second option, we recommend the areas of Kolonaki and Monastiraki.
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