The Loom
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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Abundant choice of exquisite rugs, tapestries, pillow cases, floakti rugs and throws from Greece and all over the World . Meet your magic Carpet...
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Neighbourhood: Plaka
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.
How to get there
  • Monastiraki • 5 min walk
  • Akropoli • 6 min walk
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  • ElleK
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience, great quality and exceptionally friendly!
    Cannot recommend Loom Carpets enough, went in with some idea of what I wanted and Vahan really helped in relation to deciding what would and wouldn’t work with the space I had. He also gave me lots of information on where the various pieces were sourced from! There’s absolutely no pressure placed on you to buy anything and they are incredibly helpful and friendly, offering a drink or anything else I wanted. The best is that they ship it to you for free so that you don’t need to try and make it fit in your luggage. I absolutely love my rugs and bed spread and am still in awe of the quality. I will definitely return in the future and will be recommending the store to any friends visiting! Thanks again!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 June 2023
  • ViWarren
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sit, visit - find that item you can’t live without.
    I always make the Loom store one of my stops because they have fantastic/beautiful, great quality rugs, pillows, blankets, clothing, etc. The best thing is they are so friendly and helpful - you feel like you have known them for years. It is a must stop - just to see the beautiful work. I have purchased several times and the shipping is free. Even when I just stop in to say hello- they still make me feel at home.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Spencer R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Place in Athens!
    The single best place to go in Athens. The most welcoming and friendly people who really make you feel like family. Theo & Vahan are the kindest and genuine people ever. I’ve gone here every time I’ve come to Athens and I always walk away with something of amazing quality and style. They even ship for free! 10000% recommend this for anyone visiting. Blankets, rugs, clothing, and anything you can imagine— all amazing quality with the family touch.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Ldrew007
    Williamsport, Pennsylvania24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Quality with Outstanding Service
    We wanted to buy a traditional flokati rug while we were in Athens. We asked our hotel receptionist if he could recommend a rug store, and he highly recommended The Loom on Adrianou Street in Plaka. He said that *he* shops at The Loom when he wants to buy a quality rug for his apartment. It was a *great* recommendation. The Loom has beautiful hand-made rugs, duvet covers, blankets, etc. Chris, who worked with us, was incredibly kind, patient, and helpful. We ended up buying several items, because the quality and craftmanship of their merchandise are truly world-class. Chris and Theo treat you like you are family. They listen to your needs, make very helpful suggestions, and work with you to make sure that you are totally satisfied with your purchase. They ship to the U.S. (where we are from), which was an added bonus. I highly recommend The Loom for their extraordinarily beautiful selection and truly outstanding service.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Lv2trvl
    Independence, Missouri5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Loom!
    Found the perfect rug for my living room and a couple of pillows! My granddaughter also found a beautiful blanket! Would definitely recommend shopping here. They have so many styles and colors in stock. They staff helped me knowing what would work with my tastes.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Celia G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The only place to shop in Athens
    We have visited Athens many times but we always come to this store to shop. Theo the owner is fantastic! He is so knowledgeable about all his products and is very helpful and friendly. His prices are very reasonable and the quality of his products is exceptional. We have bought a beautiful handmade bedspread and a fantastic woollen Arcadian design carpet amongst other purchases. We have been so pleased with the quality of the products, his customer service and his ability to arrange shipping. For Theo, nothing is a problem! We will always return to the Loom shop and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Athens.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 October 2023
  • MaxnJoe
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun Shopping in Athens
    We always enjoyed shopping at The Loom. Everyone was so friendly making us feel like family. And the things we bought there, a bedspread, pillow covers and a huge rug are just beautiful. We ae glad we discovered the shop. We were there before March 2023.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 February 2024
  • Ambassador752617
    Athens, Greece4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Couldn’t be better
    It was a breathtaking experience. I got a beautiful rug, an education on carpet making and dyes. It was even better than my friends told me it would be. I met interesting people who frequent the shop. Even went to a debut production because of being there. A never to be missed extravaganza
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 March 2024
  • Craig B.
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A perfect shop in Athens.
    This is the fourth time we have bought carpets from Theo. Every time has been a pleasure. His prices are very reasonable and the quality is superb. Twice Theo has shipped the carpets, once with two other heavy items we had bought somewhere else for no extra charge. They all arrived very quickly in perfect shape. Theos shop is our favorite store in all of Europe.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 April 2024
  • Lynda695
    Market Harborough, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent quality products and great service
    This is a fabulous, authentic, family run shop in the heart of Plaka, Athens. We have bought blankets and cushions from Theo and his team on a number of occasions and have always been impressed by the quality of product, good value and friendly but efficient service. Theo even arranged for his aunt to make some cushion covers from a blanket that we liked and had them sent to us in the Cyclades. It is a joy to shop at The Loom. 😊
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2024
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Tim O
Forest, VA60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Stopped and visited Theo at The Loom. We purchased a rug 20 years ago. It is our favorite. He has the best rugs. Stop and see him when you’re in Athens.
Written 13 May 2024
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Lee Mei C
Kennett Square, PA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
I have been fortunate to fly to Athens for work. I have bought several rugs from The Loom. Theo and Vaughan treat me like Family. Today I just bought one for my Neice as she was admiring the rugs I have in my house. Beautiful rugs, beautiful selection!! You’ll enjoy the whole experience!!
Written 10 May 2024
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Chloeh114
Chicago, IL151 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We brought a rug back in March. They said it would be about two weeks for deliver
it is now May and still no rug . We tried to contact with no answer yet. disappointed with the service . I would love to have an update on our rug. Thanks you
Written 30 April 2024
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Jo Stoy
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We had a lovely time at The Loom. We drank cappuccinos & saw rug after rug displayed for us. We fell in love with a rug & decided to purchase it. Not hard to do when you’re supporting a small business & people like Irene & Theo! 💛 Can’t wait to see it in our living room back in America!

Also, we needed to grab some cash from the airbnb. Lol at Theo helping us out!!
Written 27 April 2024
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Lynda695
Market Harborough, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a fabulous, authentic, family run shop in the heart of Plaka, Athens.

We have bought blankets and cushions from Theo and his team on a number of occasions and have always been impressed by the quality of product, good value and friendly but efficient service.

Theo even arranged for his aunt to make some cushion covers from a blanket that we liked and had them sent to us in the Cyclades.

It is a joy to shop at The Loom. 😊
Written 21 April 2024
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Craig B.
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is the fourth time we have bought carpets from Theo. Every time has been a pleasure. His prices are very reasonable and the quality is superb. Twice Theo has shipped the carpets, once with two other heavy items we had bought somewhere else for no extra charge. They all arrived very quickly in perfect shape. Theos shop is our favorite store in all of Europe.
Written 18 April 2024
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Randy
Catano, Puerto Rico69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Great place to shop in Plaka. Theo is a great salesman, funny and friendly. Now I have a new rug for my office! I will return when I get the chance.
Written 26 March 2024
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Ambassador752617
Athens, Greece4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
It was a breathtaking experience. I got a beautiful rug, an education on carpet making and dyes. It was even better than my friends told me it would be. I met interesting people who frequent the shop. Even went to a debut production because of being there. A never to be missed extravaganza
Written 26 March 2024
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Melanie M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We could not be happier with the rug, decorative pillows, and blankets we purchased here. They treated us like family in the shop and mailed our items back the US without problem!
Written 15 February 2024
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MaxnJoe
Tennessee15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We always enjoyed shopping at The Loom. Everyone was so friendly making us feel like family. And the things we bought there, a bedspread, pillow covers and a huge rug are just beautiful. We ae glad we discovered the shop.
We were there before March 2023.
Written 8 February 2024
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