The vinyl comeback has regenerated classic record stores in Athens and given birth to some new ones too.

By Paul Pervanas

Classic Record Stores

Record House

  1. 46 Omirou, Nea Smirni, 171 21
  2. +30 210 933 5466
  3. Website

Courtesy: Record House

Courtesy: Rock 'n' Roll Circus

Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus

  1. 21 Sina, Kolonaki, 106 80
  2. +30 210 362 0144
  3. Website

To Diskadiko

  1. 5 Agias Eleousis, Psirri, 105 54
  2. +30 210 698 3804
  3. Website

Courtesy: To Diskadiko

Discobole

This classic record store in Exarchia has nurtured all generations of music lovers since it opened in 1983. Discobole deals in new vinyl and CDs of the electronic genre—it was and still remains a highly updated store in the genres of house, progressive, minimal, techno, dubstep and more. But you can also get your hands on rock, jazz and even classical LPs. To keep up with the times and satisfy the demands of its nation-wide clientele, Discobole’s collection can be accessed online via its excellent e-shop.

  1. 24 Charilaou Trikoupi, Exarchia, 106 79
  2. +30 210 381 7632
  3. Website

Digging

Courtesy: Zaharias Records

Zaharias Records

  1. 20 Ifestou, Monastiraki, 105 55
  2. +30 210 324 5035
  3. Facebook

Fokionos Records

A crate-digger’s paradise, Fokionos is more of a warehouse than a record store. This basement in Kypseli houses a jaw-dropping 300,000 used records. Clearly, there is no need to highlight genres here. But there is a need for an appointment if you want access to this treasure trove. Expect lots of Greek pressings.

  1. 12 Negri Fokionos, Kypseli, 112 57
  2. +30 697 720 2478
  3. Website

Mr. Vinylios

  1. 24 Ifestou, Monastiraki, 105 55
  2. +30 210 331 2813
  3. Facebook

Courtesy: Mr. Vinylios

Vinyl City

This second hand vinyl store in Exarchia is probably one of the cheapest ones in Athens. The owner imports records on a regular basis straight from Chicago and every once in a while he goes crazy on the pricing. You can get your hands on some amazing Latin, jazz, Brazil, disco, boogie and house 12” singles and LPs—most of them in great condition—if you’re determined to dig through the thousands of records. Take our advice and don’t miss out on this little gem of a store.

  1. 132 Ippokratous, Exarchia, 114 72
  2. +30 211 183 9910
  3. Facebook

New Record Stores

Syd Records

  1. 13 Protogenous, Psirri, 105 54
  2. +30 210 321 8374
  3. Website

Courtesy: Syd Records

Courtesy: Kasseta Record Shop

Kasseta Record Shop

  1. 5 Sofokleous, Psirri, 105 59
  2. +30 210 321 0150
  3. Facebook

Homcore Synthesizers & Vinyl

  1. 38 Voulis and Ipitou Street, Syntagma, 105 57
  2. +30 215 515 9757
  3. Website

Courtesy: Homcore Synthesizers & Vinyl

Courtesy: Underflow Record Store & Art Gallery

Underflow Record Store & Gallery

  1. 39 Kallirrois, Neos Kosmos, 117 43
  2. +30 211 403 9926
  3. Website

LoFi Concept Records

  1. 38 Odyssea Androutsou, Koukaki, 117 41
  2. Website

Courtesy: LoFi Concept Records

Courtesy: Entropia Records

Entropia Records

  1. 135 Michail Voda, Agios Panteleimonas, 104 46
  2. +30 210 866 8446
  3. Website