The impressive brick and glass building on 138 Pireos Street is part of the Benaki Museum, which has a number of locations across Athens covering different themes. This one is dedicated to photography, design and architecture exhibitions. The shop entrance is to your right as you walk towards the inner courtyard. The bright white-coloured space holds a rich range of fresh Greek design, with a focus on accessories. This is where you can find the cult Atlas Shopper handbag by STUDIOLAV that’s made out of olive oil and feta cheese tin containers—the same ones you might see used as plant pots by thrifty grandmas and millennials alike.
The gift shop also holds an impressive variety of jewellery. In fact, there are about 150 workshops throughout Greece that carry out commissions for the shop. There are several styles for you to choose from. On the high end of the price range, statement pieces inspired by Greek folk art such as Elena Votsi's Keys series—vintage keys with details of rubies and gold. On a more affordable scale, take a look at Β612's embroidered ornaments. Their bracelets and pendants have a post-folk flair, with the mixing of tattoo designs and traditional Greek attire elements and symbols.
E-shop: Yes—an all-encompassing online shop that carries items across Benaki museums.