Ancient Greece bestowed many great gifts upon modern civilization: democracy, theater, architecture and even more importantly for some, shopping.
When the Agora was built in the 6th century BC, Athens brought shopping to the elite, making it the visual and tactile experience it is today. Modern day Athens continues this fine tradition: with its bustling markets, high-end stores, boutiques and department stores, Athens is a truly grand shopping voyage.
ATTICA DEPARTMENT STORE
Sitting close to Syntagma Square, Athens’ most luxurious and exclusive department store is a prime location for the elite traveler.
The Attica Department Store opened its doors two and half years ago, bringing to Athens a store which carries major international brands and designers, complemented by an experienced and professional management team. This iconic building, The Megaro (Mansion), has graced Athens since the 1930s, becoming a popular landmark and meeting spot. Now, thanks to its renovation, it is an eight-floor, 300,000 square foot shopping utopia. For the elite shopper who demands the finest retail experience, Attica offers a VIP personal shopping service.
Winner of the 2010 European Shopping Center Award, the Golden Hall believes that “customers should be treated to their full potential.”
It achieves this goal by offering its visitors the highest standard of shopping. With its beautiful courtyard, modern design and atmospheric interior, the Golden Hall is a shopping treasure. The food hall is without rival in Europe, featuring top restaurants, cafés and bars offering the perfect place to relax after shopping in such elegant surroundings. Situated in the main shopping district of Kifissia, the Golden Hall is three levels and 441,300 square feet of pure retail delight. This award winning shopping complex plays host to 131 shops boasting world-renowned brands and highly skilled and ready-to-please staff.
Theodoros Pantis, Center Manager
+30 210 680 3450
37A Kifissias Ave, Marousi, 15123
DIAMOND CLUB DANELIAN
The biggest diamond importers in Greece, Diamond Club Danelian offers its exclusive clientele the ultimate jewelry buying experience.
This bespoke store works only by appointment, offering private viewing rooms, high-end service and an on-site workshop to assist clients with same-day jewelry servicing. Diamond Club Danelian is a family business and was established in 1974 by Christos Danelian. His daughters have now taken over, but they religiously adhere to the same principles with which their father founded the brand: high quality service, customer care and attention to detail. Christos’ youngest daughter Myrto is head designer, while his other two daughters, Barbara and Irini, handle all customer needs with the highest skill and care. Diamond Club jewelry has adorned some of the highest profile models in the world such as Naomi Cambell, Carmen Kass and Helena Christensen. VIP clients include 50 Cent and Bill Gates.
+30 210 322 1816
4th Floor, 10 Nikis St, 10563
Dimitris Alexakis and Grigoris Triantafyllou, the design duo behind Deux Hommes, have encapsulated their Greek heritage with a distinct sense of balance, clarity and architecture in their work.
Their range stands between prêt-à-porter and couture fashion. Since their debut show, “Own Label” at the Athens Fashion Week, Deux Hommes have established a friendly and functional avant-garde style of their own. Dimitris and Grigoris’ latest project has seen them infuse European art and history, and their unique style has attracted the interest of boutiques from Paris to Moscow. Parallel to their collections, Deux Hommes have also designed costumes for theater and cultural shows. For the elite shopper Deux Hommes offers an exclusive personal shopping service as well as a VIP bespoke tailoring service.
Eleni Karagianni, Commercial Manager
+30 210 361 4155
18 Kanari St, Kolonaki, 10674
Linea Piu was founded in 1986 and immediately captured the interest of stylish Athenians and shopping tourists.
In 1994 it stepped into true exclusivity when it entered into a long-term exclusive collaboration with the house of Chanel, making Linea Piu the only Chanel retailer in the whole of Greece. This boutique, situated in the fashion district of Athens, Kolonaki, is pure elegance and sophistication. The store’s ethos is based on giving the customer the easiest access to the finest fashion, with highly skilled and professional staff to assist any need. Linea Piu has catered for the wives of presidents, prime ministers and celebrities during its illustrious career and caters for the elite shopper by offering a host of VIP touches. The boutique offers personalized appointments, translators and also a hotel room service.
Assi Domenicou, Boutique Supervisor
+30 210 360 6125
6 Sekeri St, Kolonaki, 10674