Take a break from your regular schedule and visit the land of Plaka. This region is known to be one of the oldest cities in Athens. This city is known for its scenic views and rich history. This place is differentiated from other regions of Athens as it features fully accessible utilities which lie underground. Plaka is a popular tourist destinations and is known for housing various museums like the Children’s Museum, Athens University Museum, Museum of Greek Children Art and more. In addition to this, it features the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates and the beautiful village of Anafiotika.
History resonates through this old distillery in Plaka, running for over 100 years, Brettos is a must see for Ouzo drinkers. With an authentic vibe and flowing liquor, you are sure to be taken on a journey back in time. Inside there is a colorful array of bottles lined up against the entire back wall. Lit up from behind it gives the otherwise ancient bar a vibrant look. Brettos is among the few famous landmarks of Plaza and has throughout the years never failed to appear in local newspapers and magazines. Locals and tourists alike are welcome to eat and drink at this old hangout.
Opened in 2012, Golden Hall is one of the most prestigious malls in the area. It is also a great place to shop for families with kids as their playgrounds on different levels ensures that your little ones have a gala of time while you enjoy your shopping spree. With around 133 shops featuring high-end brands and independent boutiques, you can shop for trendy fashion for your wardrobe and home at ease. After all that shopping, enjoy some tasty bites at any of their eateries in the premises.
For years, this sandal boutique has been praised for its innovative sandal designs and custom foot molding for every person, celebrity and average joe alike. Melissinos Art is known for their customized Greek sandals and was founded in 1920 by Georgios Melissinos. Today it is owned and run by his grandson.
If you are looking to shop for Jewelery during a trip to Athens, there is no better place to shop at than Byzantino Jewelery. Located at the Plaka, this amazing jewelery store is unique as the owners design it themselves, and how, wow!. You get all sorts of ornaments here, from necklaces to rings, bracelets to earrings. The rings here are 22k gold and are all handmade, giving you some of the best 'trinkets' you might ant to buy. When you think of gold in Athens, this is the first place you must check out.
Run by Joe Petropoulos, a third generation collector and industrial designer, Retrosexual Vintage Shop is a haven for all the lovers of vintage and retro goodies out there. You will objects from the 1920s and onwards. Quirky items from defunct airlines - Olympic Airways can also be found here. If you are in the mood to go on a shopping spree for vintage and retro goods, beginning at Retrosexual Vintage Shop can be a great idea.