Located in the heart of Athens, the Avissyias Square Antique Market is an antique market where you can score anything from old memorabilia, antiques, old books and records and more. Held every Sunday, the market usually spills out onto Ermou and the nearby streets and operates from early morning until late afternoon. Even if you don’t find what you are looking for, you can still have a drink at the Avissynias Café, where if you head straight upstairs, you can enjoy a splendid view over the Acropolis.
Very close by Paliosinithies, Guadeloupe is a thrift store with an exotic vibe where you can score bags, shoes and accessories and of course, clothing. From vintage crop tops to floral 1970s dresses, vintage jeans and military jackets, Guadeloupe has it. With a wide collection of men’s and women’s clothing, Guadeloupe will definitely rank among your favourite places in Athens.
Guadeloupe, Protogenous 12, Psirri, Greece. +30 697 85 23 933
A second-hand vintage furniture store in Psirri, Paliosinithies is how you imagine Ali Baba’s cave to look like. This chaotic bric-à-brac hotspot, located off the busy streets of Athens, has everything from chairs, tables and sofas, as well as vintage mirrors, silverware and kitchen utensils. The store also has a more spacious storehouse in Metaxourgeio, where the bigger furniture pieces are kept.
Paliosinithies City Market, Protogenous 8, Athens, Greece. +30 21 0656 0574
Paliosinithies Fabrica Market, Salaminos 65, Athens, Greece. +30 21 0656 0574
Aptly named, Granny’s House is a vintage and second-hand furniture shop off the radar. Located in an industrial area in central Athens, the store sells furniture and home goods at reasonable prices. If you are looking to furnish your new apartment in Athens with a restricted budget, look no further.
Granny’s House, Servion 5, Athens, Greece. +30 21 0522 6523
With a simple motto of ‘clothes by the kilo’, KiloShop, one of Athens’ veteran thrift stores, is definitely worth a visit if you enjoy all things vintage. With a wide variety of clothing for men and women, bags, accessories and shoes, the store, located near Thission metro station, has plenty of choice for even the most demanding thrift-shopping addict.
KiloShop, Ermou 120, Athens, Greece. +30 21 0323 7203
Yesterday’s Bread is any thrift store shopper’s best friend. Selling vintage and second-hand clothing imported from the Netherlands, the store carries a wide collection of items, for men and women, so you can score Converse sneakers, leather jackets, bags and retro clothing without breaking the bank.
Yesterday’s Bread, Kallidromiou 87-89, Athens, Greece. +30 210 88 11 233