Made In Athens: Greek Memorabilia Small Group Shopping Experience

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9.30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    In front of Attalos Hotel
  • Return Details :
    Athinas Avenue.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

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 wont 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.

Know More about this tour

Your Athens shopping tour will start out with a lesson in one of the most authentic traditions of local folklore: themati, also known as the evil eye. You will learn about its origins and hear the legends that surround this magical object, which is part of virtually every household in Greece. Well also grab a cup of Greek coffee in a very special art gallery, so that youll have a jolt of caffeine to kick off the rest of your Athens tour!

Next up, youll learn about worry beads, locally known askomboloi, and a long-standing tradition. Well pop into the Komboloi Museum, where you can discover why these fidgety beads are found everywhere in Greece.

Next, well head to a shoe workshop that has had customers such as The Beatles, Barbara Streisand, Lily Tomlin and Sarah Jessica Parker, just to name a few! Find out from the artisan which sandals these celebs eventually bought.

Athens holds its own when it comes to contemporary art, so well lead you into one of the most innovative shops, which sells souvenirs crafted by the new generation of Greek artists. Youll find delightfully fresh and different mementos to take back home, for a very original present for your friends (or yourself!).

From art well move onto another staple of the local culture:ouzo! Youll visit a store selling endlessouzovarieties, as well as other local products such as olives, olive oil and honey, all of them from Greek producers.

Finally, youll learn a bit about a favourite local game. Old cafs in Athens often host men playingtavli, the local version of backgammon. We will tell you everything about this popular game, and youll be able to shop for a game to take home with you, if you like.

Finally, well end our Athens shopping tour at a shop that sells more local tastes (such as more olive oil, of course!), before actually tasting some goods ourselves! Well visit a traditional venue and enjoy a platter of meze (seasonal Greek appetisers), paired with a glass of Greek wine.

Inclusions

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Coffee
  • Glass of wine
  • Shared meze platter

Exclusions

  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please wear comfortable shoes for walking. 

This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select child above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if youll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.