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Explore The Antique Shops of Athens

art walk

Explore The Antique Shops of Athens

2 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
art walk

Explore The Antique Shops of Athens

art walk

Explore The Antique Shops of Athens

2 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The economic crisis of Greece is reaching its end and one of its results was that Greeks opened their houses and sold a number of older items of economic & sentimental value. Through this practice, several one-of-a-kind retro items ended up legally on the market: furniture, ornaments, original works of art, coins, memorabilia, even old rare books. A new appreciation of the retro style brought about a renaissance of specialised antique shops, especially in Plaka, Monastiraki and Psirri, as well as yard sales and private collectors. You will follow me or my co-host Dina, who also has substantial knowledge and experience, as we visit several carefully selected underground, off-the-beaten-path, antique shops in the heart of Athens. We will discover rare vintage items and bargain for them, talk with the experienced and knowledgeable vendors about how they acquired them, learn the histories behind them and see for ourselves the changing face of the city. Along our visit to these beautiful shops, me or Dina will take photos or videos of you so as to capture the untold History. Among that, we will have two stops, a stop for coffee and another for greek traditional bagel, to discuss our findings & our love for all things vintage! It will be a trip through Athens and time itself!

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  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Your hosts

I always had a fascination with all things retro and the histories behind them. I was born and raised in the heart of Athens. Working as an Escape Room creator & designer for years, I've visited each and every single antiquity shop in the wider area of Athens, spoken to all vendors, became true friends with many of them and carefully researched hundreds of items to create over 40 unique Escape Rooms all over Greece. Being an expert in the field, I have the experience to spot not just great opportunities, but also passionate trusted & legitimate professionals. Over the years I cultivated a network of people with true knowledge & expertise, vendors, researchers & scholars, off-the-beaten-path of the mass flea markets, who can point you to significant opportunities of vintage items and also help you discover each item's unique background!
Giannis
Giannis
Ntina
Ntina

What's included

Food
We will have 2 stops, a stop for coffee and another one for a Greek traditional bagel.
Drinks
Equipment
I will provide a stylish handbag to keep the unique items you're going to discover. Me or Dina, my co-host, will take…

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Where you'll be

Many smaller, not-widely-known, antique shops in the central neighbourhoods of Athens, Plaka, Monastiraki, Psirri, Thission, operated by passionate and knowledgable vendors.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend.
Giannis
Explore The Antique Shops of Athens
2 reviews
From £16/person
2 reviews
From £16/person