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Whether you’re shopping for fresh Greek spices or a designer purse, the center of Athens is where you’ll find what you need. Its food market bustles with activity, while a few streets away, high-end boutiques wait on local and international fashionistas.
Kolonaki is the exclusive district of Athens. It’s known for its art galleries, high-end dining and especially for its posh boutiques from international and Greek designers.
The winding streets of Plaka and Monastiraki are bursting with shops selling packaged Greek food, including liquors, sweets and olive oils. Also popular are touristy T-shirts, evil-eye pendants and Greek worry beads.
The Athens Central Market on Athinas Street is one of the liveliest places in town. Here, you’ll find aisles of Greek vendors selling fresh meat, fish, fruit and spices from all over the country. More goods can be grabbed at the Monastiraki Flea Market, a series of antique and secondhand shops. If you can, go there on a Sunday, when vendors set up tables out in the surrounding streets.