A more affordable option is family-run Petaei-Petaei, where each piece is unique and handmade by one of thirty independent Greek designers, such as Joanna Cave, Mary Margoni and Tania Drakidou. Located in one of the quaint narrow streets of Plaka, Vergina Gallery is a family-run jewellery shop with a gallery mindset and a flair for local hospitality. They offer high-quality handmade pieces made by both established and upcoming Greek craftspeople, and range from fair-priced to exclusive.
On prestigious Kolonaki Square, you’ll find the flagship store of Nikos Koulis, one of Greece’s most internationally sought-after designers, whose pieces cost from 4,000 to nearly 1 million euros. Working first as a diamond supplier, Nikos’ pieces are designed around the unique characteristics of each precious stone.
Also in Kolonaki you’ll find Lito’s Cabinet des Curiosities, an atelier-boutique, where Lito offers a surreal but elegant twist on traditional symbols such as scarab beetles and the Greek mati, or evil eye. A few blocks away, Ileana Makri’s decadent, heavily diamond-encrusted work is immaculately presented alongside other top-flight international designers like Bibi van der Velden and Charlotte Chesnais.