Shopping near Athens
Destination shopping is a term that can be used to describe a day or afternoon in Glyfada. The alter ego of the posh Kolonaki, Glyfada offers just as many shops (if not more) with the added value of being along the paralia or coast. Athenians who want a break from the shops in the center will often combine a seaside ride and lunch with shopping here. The tram and public buses will get you there in 45 minutes or less. Worth mentioning also are Glyfada's tavernas well known for serving delectable meat dishes. Ask to be directed to Biftekoupoli and.... enjoy!
Kifissia, historically, has always catered to the sophisticated and well-to-do shopper. The visitor seeking to purchase or browse around luxury items, will be satisfied by the shops in this northern Athens suburb, home to the many rich and famous (even as far back as the Turkish occupation), with products to match. Kifissia is where to go for opulent items such as handcrafted cufflinks, custom tailored suits, fine jewelry, silverware and tableware. Take time out to indulge in the luxurious pastry shops, Kifissia is famous for, before checking into one of the many fancy day spas.