Kolonaki, the chicest part of town, is a district where you can find exquisite eateries, trendy cocktail bars, art galleries and museums. It is also where Greek fashionistas go to find exclusive, high-end pieces from both local up-and-coming designers and globally established high fashion brands. Whether you want to splurge or just browse, here are seven luxury boutiques that help make Kolonaki a retail paradise in the heart of Athens.
“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades,” said timeless fashion icon Audrey Hepburn. Luisa World first opened in the 1970s, and since then it has forged a name for itself as one of Athens’ most eclectic and innovative fashion stores. And if you are dying to discover the latest collections of high-end labels like Céline, Isabel Marant, Rag and Bones, Lanvin and more, then Luisa World is the place to go.
Luisa World, Skoufa 15, Athens, Greece +30 210 363 5600
Dimitra Kolotoura and Mareva Grabowski established Zeus + Dione with designer Lydia Vousvouni in August 2011. The fashion brand produces 100% of its clothes in Greece, combining traditional elements with modern design using materials (felt, silk, leather and more) sourced in-country. Whether you are looking for a striking outfit, jewelry, accessories or homeware, drape yourself in a touch of local luxury with Zeus + Dione. Visit their showroom or check out their stocklists online.
Zeus + Dione, Ploutarchou 21, Athens, Greece +30 210 339 2094
This Greek brand has been around for decades and is a staple among Greek fashionistas. Presenting collections from luxury veterans such as Prada and Tods, Kalogirou also stocks its own range of shoes. A great addition to Kolonaki square for anyone looking to spend long evenings shopping around.
Kalogirou, Patriarchou Ioakim 4, Athens, Greece +30 210 335 6430
Leather lovers unite and gather at Callista Crafts. This new addition to the popular pedestrian street of Voukourestiou is a paradise for any bag and accessory addict. Their elegant collections are presented on shelves of dark wood, discreetly complementing their sleek lines and designs. Looking to personalize a gift for yourself or a loved one? You can monogram your new purchase and make it extra special.
Callista Crafts, Voukourestiou 11, Athens, Greece +30 210 808 9585
It would be impossible to forget Bettina, one of the fashion temples of Kolonaki. Athenian fashion-lovers have revered it since the 1960s thanks to its selection of designer labels such as Athena Procopiou, Meli Melo, L’Été Indien, Sea You Soon and, more recently, Victoria Beckham Denim. Bettina is sure to steal your heart and have you revisiting again and again.
Bettina, Panagiotou Anagnostopoulou 29, Athens, Greece +30 210 339 2094