The ancient city of Greece can only be described as a haven for shoppers. Streets in the areas of Plaka and Monastriraki have been closed to traffic and are now entirely dedicated to shoppers. There are diverse shops in these areas offering different items for your shopping needs. Here be prepared to find street merchants dealing with different items that are synonymous with the Greek people.
Along Athina Street, you can buy casual wear such as t-shirts and jeans at very reasonable prices. The shoe stores in this street are filled with a large variety of footwear and one is spoilt for choice. You can also find cool souvenir shirts of the Greek military and police. There are also jerseys of popular soccer teams in Greece. Other souvenirs include shirts for the local colleges and universities. There is an electronic shop in the Syntagma square that deals with lattes models of computers and laptops.
In the downtown area of Athens you will find truly unique stores that deal entirely on door knobs. The stores have a wide variety of household furniture and lighting equipment on display. Some of the furniture are truly antique in nature and have a rich history behind them. If you are a shoes person then Ermou Street is the place for you. The shoes are of very high quality and sell at very competitive prices.
The Ermou Street has world renowned shopping stores like Zaras and Benneton. The Street has been mostly compared with the big streets of New York in America. This is because it has a big population of shoppers and street artists. Women will find this street very appealing as there are a number of stores selling fabrics and costumes. Its also has a large population of French speaking residents of the city.
After vigorous shopping, you can head down to the Agiou and Eolou Street where you can get great bargains on silk shirts and underwear. Remember to visit the Athens central market when you are in this area. You can sample the fresh fruits and nuts that are available on sale which you can later enjoy in the comfort of your hotel room. If you decide to head down the Evripidou Street you will come across a number of shops dealing with Chinese products. The street has been described as the china town of Athens. Shoppers can be assured that there is always something for every one in the city.