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My daughter and I visited here on the recommendation of “Matt Barrett’s Travel” on Facebook. It was a wonderful experience! Konstantinos allowed us to sit down and take our time looking at all the lovely high quality 14k, 18k, etc. jewelry. He answered all our...More
I knew about the unique quality of Byzantino’s work for years. So, when we arrived in Athens on my 40th birthday, I knew we would make a B line to the shop in Plaka.
We were lucky that Kosta was working. He showed me all...More
I went in seach of Greek Gold pieces and found beautiful items at Byzantino. I wanted a ring and purchased a ring, bracelet and a necklace. The ring they had to resize and they did so within three hours. I was never pressured into buying...More
I visited here on one of my last days in Athens after reading recommendations from Matt Barrett’s Greece Travel Guide. Konstantinos and his family has been doing business in the same location for over 40 years and I can see why. Quality and beauty is...More
I had the opportunity to visit Byzantino, upon recommendation, in 2010. The people there were superb in explanation of what constitutes components of the qualification process for gold and of gold product and design (happily this information matched my due diligence before leaving the States.)...More
We bought a ring there and 2 bracelets and the ring needed to be dipped in 5 days and the value was not worth the purchase once appraised here in the United States by our appraiser. He lied and told us the quality was great...More
After reading many shopping guides that say this is the best store to buy jewelry, my wife and daughter were excited to go here. Konstantinos helped us look through the jewelry. He gave very good advice on which pieces were best for them and seemed...More
Date of experience: April 2015
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Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a
number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.