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    Apivita: Greek Natural Cosmetics

    by EviP Updated Aug 17, 2013

    Apivita is a greek company of cosmetics based on ingriedients from the Greek nature, established by a couple of pharmasists in 1979.

    from the site:
    "Its sources of inspiration are: the society and the products of the bee, the rich Greek nature and the holistic approach of Hippocrates. The name `APIVITA` means the life of the bee and it stems from the Latin words APIS (bee) and VITA (life). APIVITA`s name reflects identity and our philosophy for an organized, productive and sustainable development modeled as the society of the bee. Our logo is inspired by the Bees of Malia, a rare piece of Minoan jewelry from the 18th-17th century BC. The two bees, together, form a union, symbolizing fertility and harmony. They are also surrounded by an open circle which represents the lyre of Apollo, symbolizing devotion, sustainable development and belief in ancient Greek culture."

    What to buy: All Apivita series meet all skin and age needs, they also make wonderful gifts.

    My favourite products are the sunscreens: made with sea levender and propolis, they offer full protection necessary under the Greek Sun and have the natural beautiful smell of the Greek Summer!
    Pack the Greek summer home with you!

    I also love the Shower/body lotions and the shampoos...

    What to pay: about average, there are offer packages all year around

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    Ippolito: Greek leather bags

    by EviP Written Aug 12, 2013

    from the site:
    "Ippolito is Pavlina Papailiopoulou’s personal collection of accessories and bags.
    Ippolito’s essence is high quality timeless shapes. But most of all, Ippolito is about attention to detail. After all, it’s the little things that make all the difference. "

    What to buy: Handmade, fine leather quality and unique design women's bags and small accessories by Greek designer

    What to pay: Expensive, but with good discounts during sales

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    Lacandona: Grocery store/Coffee Shop

    by EviP Updated Aug 12, 2013

    Supporting solidarity trade in cooperation with organisations in Greece and abroad, Lacandona offers products which come directly from small independent producers from Grece and worldwide

    You can even taste some of the products you buy as the place is also a little coffe/tea shop serving coffee from Mexico, chocolate from Parawuay, Asian tea, herbs from Greece, fresh juices and greek beer!

    What to buy: Biological and traditional grocery products, variety of African and Latin-American coffees, Asian teas, herbs, spices, cookies from womens' cooperatives in Greece and many other local products.

    For details check the site

    What to pay: Prices tend to be lower because of the lack of merchant brokers

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    Badila: Greek clothing

    by EviP Written Aug 12, 2013

    100% greek company
    Greek style, design and manifacture with unique character

    Simple everyday clothes for women.
    They used to have a men's line as well, but i think it has been discontinued or can only be found in few shops...

    What to pay: Prices are average and quality is good.

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    Attrattivo - ALE: Alternative Choice

    by EviP Written Aug 12, 2013

    Special, alternative clothes, accessories and footwear for women of all ages, with attention to detail, comfortable fit and quality materials
    They promote individuality and freedom of expression as they aim against the all-look-the-same style

    The A.L.E series (Attrativo Limited Edition) is an even more eclectic, limited line

    What to buy: This is a Greek Company with many stores in Athens and other Greek cities

    What to pay: Prices may be considered above average, but so is quality and authenticity.
    During sales they make very good offers and discounts

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    Attica: The largest department store in Greece!

    by greekcypriot Updated Aug 11, 2011

    The store is stylish and elegant.
    You can find the trendiest things ever but they are expensive even during the Sales season.

    What you can find here : Accessories, babies' and children's clothes, men's and women's fashionable clothes.
    Jewellery, lingerie, women's designer shoes, and men's clothes.

    There is a care and restaurant and even Safe deposits.
    A tax free shopping service, and a V.I.P Room (Personal Shopping)

    What to pay: I found this store interesting but quite expensive for the normal people! Even on the time of the big sales it is still expensive, but it is worth visiting it because it is elegant and stylish.

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    Can be found anywhere !: "Koulouri" in Athens

    by greekcypriot Written Jul 17, 2011

    Try "Koulouri" when in Athens. It is very popular!
    It costs between 50 to 60 cents a piece and it is of good quality and nutrient.
    Ask for soft or hard koulouri depending on what you want to eat.

    If you are on a budget, 2 koulouri will fill you up and you will be fine!
    I find the best in Ermou street near Hondos.

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    Matsoukas: local wine & beer

    by xaver Written Jun 12, 2011

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    This is a very big wine, spirits sweets and candies shop. It is on Apollonos street so I used to pass in front of it on my way back to hotel and every day stopped to buy a bottle of beer or wine to taste or some local sweets. The variety is good and prices are affordable.

    What to buy: Local wine and beer, among beers I must say mytos was my favourite one.

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    Pantopolio peri Lesvou: Lesvos (Mytiline Island) Products

    by greekcypriot Updated Apr 13, 2011

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    I was passing the other day heading towards Monastiraki.
    I came across this beautiful shop that sells all kind of products coming from the beautiful island of Mytiline or Lesvos.

    What to buy: It is worth visiting, and most of the products are home made things.
    (marmelade, past, cheese, ouzo, spices and herbs, soaps and all kind of other things).

    Here you can buy the well known Pitsiladi ouzo which many believe it is one of the best in Greece.
    Personally, I don't like it so much, but the shop has many other brands to choose from.

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    National Archaeological Museum Shop: Shop the museums...

    by shrimp56 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The shop at the National Archaeological Museum has a lovely range of reproductions of ancient artifacts. And not all are expensive.

    What to buy: This little "psi" figurine, named so for its resemblance to the Greek letter of the alphabet, was probably used in religious cult rites. It is about 3 inches high. The orginal dates from 2400-2000 BCE.

    What to pay: This one was 22 euro.

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    ATHENS METRO MALL: MALL IN THE SOUTH SUBURBS OF ATHENS

    by STRATOS79 Written Mar 16, 2011

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    Located above the metro station of Agios Dimitrios the mall has cafes, cinemas, restaurants, lounge bars, banks, clothing stores, supermarket Fun Park for kids and about 1200 parking spaces This one of the biggest malls (21500 sq meters) in the south area of Athens

    276 Leoforos Vouliagmenis Ag. Dimitrios

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    OUTLETS: Warehouse District

    by STRATOS79 Written Mar 13, 2011

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    At the end of Elefterios Venizelos road(Achillios tram station) between the areas of New Smyrni and Palio Faliro there is a variety of clothes and shoes shops with all the famous brands in the same street like Timberland Nike Adidas Diesel Lacoste and many more. In these stores you can find items from previous seasons at better prices Almost all shops are opened from 9 am to with 9.00 in the evening

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    Aristokratikon: Funky chocoates :)

    by Durfun Updated Apr 14, 2010

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    What an eye-catching shop this is! Established since 1928, and judging from the outside, one can see they retain an edge, and are going strong!

    First of all, the colour is very striking & vibrant.

    The displays are neat & well-organised, and the goods on display in the window are funky and quirky!!

    What to buy: A wide assortment of chocolates, from mainstream, conventional

    Cute easter bunny eggs

    Bolts!!

    What to pay: So you walk in a quality chocolatier expecting to pay peanuts?
    If that's the case, buy some bolts to screw your head on the right way around :)

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    Mesogaia: Mesogaia, local food from all over Greece

    by mindcrime Written Jan 30, 2010

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    I love this small place in the center of Athens! While you walk around the touristic Plaka district you have the opportunity to buy and taste some of the best local foods from all over Greece. It’s great for gifts too, because everything here is greek, typical and tasty!

    First of all this is the place where you can find the best halva in Athens (and probably in Greece), Halvas Drapetsonas is the name, they are from Pireus but I cant find it in the big markets so I was so happy when I learnt about this small place, 10’ away from my home :) There are two different packages, 450gr (4,3-4,5 euro depending on the flavor) and 900gr (7,40-7,60 eeuro). It’s a typical greek dessert, watch out for the calories though!

    They have many things from Creta like black beer from Rethimno, marathopita, raki, soft mizithra etc I think the owner is from Creta and the place was opened this at the beginning, importing delicious products from Creta.

    Now, you can find also many more like: the tasty hilopitaki Thesalonikis, pumpkinflowers with cheese, many cheeses and other delicatessen, local wines, olive oil, desserts, marmalade and honey and dried fruits.

    What to pay: The prices are normal, I was surprised too because usually places like this are way more expensive that the big super markets

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    music

    by mindcrime Updated Jan 30, 2010

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    I still like to buy (and listen) vinyl records. I almost hate the small covers of cds and I think they wont exist the next years. Record Companies tried to cut down their cost by set away the vinyls but now that mp3 are everywhere they dont know what to do... Hopefully, small indepented labels still release vinyls...

    Anyway, at Monastiraki you can find many stores that sell second hand vinyls and cds. ZAXARIAS is the most famous (there is another one at Panepistimiu av.) but there are more around the small alleys at Ifaistou street (main street when getting out of the metro) like 7+7 MUSIC STORE, WX AMAN etc

    RHYTHM Records(74 Em.Benaki str) my favorite place for new vinyl releases! The owner always there to help you about everything that has to do with ska/punk/indie rock. Whats more a lot of stoner/heavy rock vinyl records.
    EAT METAL Records(84 Akadimias str) release some albums from heavy/epic/power metal
    ACTION Records(51 Mayromixali& Arahovis str) 60s psychedelic/garage rock etc
    ANAZITISI Records(online store), I use to buy some great vinyl rereleases of 70s greek rock bands
    ART NOUVEU(23 Solomou stre) psychedelic rock/progressive/jazz
    ROCK N ROLL CIRCUS (21 Sina str)
    ART RAT(48 Zoodoxou Pigis str)
    NO REMORSE(77 Akadimias av) new metal releases and second hand vinyls/cd
    ROCK CITY(81 Akadimias av) new h.metal cd releases
    METAL ERA(17 Em.Benaki str) new h.metal cd/vinyl releases

    If you like big stores that look like super markets and the stuff doesnt care even to say "hello" you can visit:
    METROPOLIS(64 Panepistimiou str and in many other places) a great cd collection covering from greek music to pop/rock/metal/blues/jazz etc). It is housed on a nice building (pic) and definitelly you'll find something in one of the floors.
    VIRGIN MEGASTORES (7 Stadiou Av.) for the latest pop hits, not so good prices)

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