Greek Designers Shopping Tour

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Come see what’s really new as Athens designers tear up the rules and start from scratch.

Duration

3.5 hours

When

Mon-Wed-Sat: 10.00 a.m, Tue-Thu-Fri: 16.00 p.m

Languages

english, french

Price

€50per person

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Catch the latest concepts before they trend and find out what fearless post-crisis fashion looks like on you! With more freedom to create, Greek designers are re-inventing and revolutionizing clothing, jewelry and accessories in compelling ways. This tour introduces you to two different shopping areas where that innovation is happening.

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Highlights

  • Check out the hottest stores in the city
  • Combine fashion, accessories, jewelry and cosmetics in one tour
  • Find that one-of-a-kind creation that you never imagined and always wanted
  • See and feel new materials and items made from new processes
  • Visit a unique museum gift shop that expands the definition of art

What you can expect

In this tour you will have the chance to explore the two most important shopping areas in the city, and to the shops in those areas that are doing the most interesting things. In Kolonaki, the city’s most expensive neighborhood, there’s always a feeling of indulgence combined with style. Here, you’ll drop in on clothing boutiques that stand out from the crowd not just because of what their product lines look like but also because of how they’re made and what they’re made from. Organic and unused recycled are definitely in this year.

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.

Another stop will be for a deli store, dedicated to Greek produce and traditional Greek foodstuffs that make up the Mediterranean diet as it’s experienced here on the shores of the Aegean.

In the center of town, after a stop for coffee and a visit to a museum gift shop that promotes new designers by exhibiting and selling their work, you’ll visit a pair of jewelry shops where brand new motifs are being realized, often with the use of unexpected new materials as well. You’ll also look in at more boutiques, including one with a range of items that runs from small furniture to shoes and accessories.

Before the tour is finished, you’ll know more about where Greek fashion and the Greek aesthetic are headed, and there’s a very good chance you’ll have picked up more than just some really good ideas for your wardrobe.

 

Practical info

Duration
3.5 hours
Walking pace
Easy
Languages
english, french
When
Mon-Wed-Sat: 10.00 a.m, Tue-Thu-Fri: 16.00 p.m
Group size
Up to 12 people

Prices

  • Adults: 50 €
  • Children under 12: Free
  • Children 12-17: 40 €

What's included

  • Professional English or French speaking guide

Not included

  • Food or drinks

Notes

  • Your meeting point is Kolonaki square. Detailed meeting instructions will be sent to you upon booking.
  • This tour does not operate on January 1st, 2nd & 6th, Easter Sunday, March 25th, May 1st, October 28th, December 25th & 26th, and the week 14th-20th of August.
  • Minimum numbers apply for the shared version of this tour. In the event that these are not met we will inform you in good time.
Themes
City life
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Discovering new ideas and fresh approaches from the newest bright creatives in fashion, cosmetics and jewelry.

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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

"It was the highlight of our trip! Such a unique and fun way to get to know Athens. Our guide, Nikos, was very knowledgeable about the art and the history and context of street art in Greece. If you're a fan of art or just want an interesting way to explore the city, I highly recommend this tour."

Rebecca H - 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