Corporate Travel & Events

Greek Designers Shopping Walk

Meet Athens' best and brightest and see the amazing work they're doing.

Duration

3.5 hours

When

Upon request

Languages

english, french

With more freedom to create than ever before, Greek designers are re-inventing and revolutionizing clothing, accessories, jewelry and cosmetics in compelling ways. Your group will visit five different shops where new styles and ideas are being born, and meet the innovators responsible for them.

This is a Corporate Tour

Please contact us for a quote depending
on your group size

Highlights

  • Check out some of the hottest stores in the city
  • Combine fashion, accessories, jewelry and cosmetics in one tour
  • Talk to the designers and company founders behind today’s most innovative ideas

What you can expect

Athens is where so many of our ideas about beauty were born, and it’s still a center for aesthetics and glamour. In Kolonaki, the city’s most expensive neighborhood, there’s always a feeling of indulgence combined with style. Here, your group will drop in on two clothing boutiques that stand out from the crowd, not just because of what their product lines look like but because of their reputations for fresh new concepts and international appeal. In each of the shops, you’ll have the chance to talk to the owner/designers responsible for their success.

It’s just about the dress. You’ll also explore pioneers in cosmetics – a company run by former pharmacists that combine Greek philosophy with natural ingredients to produce goods that are, in fact, good for you, body and soul. This very Greek brand, which enjoys worldwide fame, draws on a holistic approach on all its products. At this stop, you’ll have a chance to meet with the founders of the company and ask questions about the products on offer and about the company.

The next visit is to a unique jewelry studio where exciting new work is being done, often with the use of unexpected combinations of materials. Here, too, you’ll find out more by speaking with the designers who have given a new meaning to contemporary jewelry design.

Then it’s off to see the hand-made leather bags produced by a prominent young designer formerly attached to Tomas Maier’s creative team at Bottega Veneta.

Before the tour is finished, you’ll have spent time with some of the brightest names in the fashion, jewelry and cosmetics industries and found out from these experts where Greek fashion and the Greek aesthetic are headed.

Practical info

Duration
3.5 hours
Walking pace
Easy
Languages
english, french
When
Upon request

What's included

  • Professional English or French speaking guide
  • Meetings with the brand's founders, designers or brand executives

Not included

  • Food or drinks

Notes

  • If your group has specific shopping preferences we will be happy to discuss different possibilities
  • This tour does not operate on January 1st, 2nd & 6th, December 25th & 26th, Easter Sunday, March 25th, May 1st, October 28th and the week 14th-20th of August.
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You'll love:

Getting to meet the creatives behind new ideas and fresh approaches in Athens’ fashion, cosmetics and jewelry.

Greek Designers Shopping Walk

Awards & Accolades

Testimonials

"Amazing Tour! It exceeded my expectations. Our guide Demetra was wonderful and had an amazing knowledge of history, archaeology and culture; she did a great job highlighting things of importance and interest, while not bogging us down with too much detail. Our tour included a number of cultural stops (wine tasting, icon painting, Greek lesson, tanner and bellmaker visits, stops for local sweets and food, etc.) and every stop added to the richness of our trip. I honestly cannot say enough good things about Alternative Athens and Demetra!!"

Elizabeth B, TripAdvisor

"Amazing day trip to Delphi! The tour goes beyond the usual sightseeing. We spent a great day with Andreas as our guide, he was very kind, knowledgeable and helpful before and after the journey! We highly recommend him and alternative athens!"

Babacar, TripAdvisor

"We saw very interesting parts of Athens and had 4 hours of great fun. Vassia was a great guide with many interesting stories to tell. We can highly recommend both her and Alternative Athens! Thanks a million, will definitely book you again next time!!"

r0lka, Germany - TripAdvisor