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4Star Hotel for shopping on Ermou Street and Plaka

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4Star Hotel for shopping on Ermou Street and Plaka

hi, I'm going to Athens for one reason only and that is to do shopping. Which 4 star hotels are the closest for walking to the shopping areas of Ermou and Plaka?

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1. Re: 4Star Hotel for shopping on Ermou Street and Plaka

Hi,

You will not find any star settings for the hotels. The area you aim to stay in has many hotels - all within walking distance -, and you can do a search using the search engine on the top left - like "Hotels Plaka" etc., and make your choice.

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2. Re: 4Star Hotel for shopping on Ermou Street and Plaka

What exactly do you want to shop for ? Plaka area only has tourist stores selling souvenirs etc.

If you are after high end fashion you should consider kolonaki area.

Overall good choices are also offered by the large malls in Marousi area, like 'Golden hall' and 'The mall athens'

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3. Re: 4Star Hotel for shopping on Ermou Street and Plaka

Someone is going shoe shopping, LOL!

The best hotel for shopping around Ermou Street is Electra but if you can afford Electra Palace then go for it!

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4. Re: 4Star Hotel for shopping on Ermou Street and Plaka

hi, when you say "high end" fashion in Kolonaki, do you mean Louis Vuitton, Chanel, etc.?, because that is not what I'm looking for. I want to buy clothing/shoes/bags that i can't buy anywhere else. does Kolonaki have local Greek designers and boutiques?

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5. Re: 4Star Hotel for shopping on Ermou Street and Plaka

Yes, thats what I meant.

However I think Greek designers do have stores in kolonaki.

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6. Re: 4Star Hotel for shopping on Ermou Street and Plaka

Not anymore.Kolonaki shops are similar to any other areas now,all greek designers have either close their shops in Kolonaki or move them to areas with lower rents.

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7. Re: 4Star Hotel for shopping on Ermou Street and Plaka

Tis true, a few designers have moved out of Kolonaki but there are still some of boutiques in the area.

Vassilios Kostetsos, Kanari 8

Makis Tselios, Kanari 24

Deux Hommes, Kanari 18

.LAK (the budget collection by Lakis Gavalas), Tsakalof 25

Doukas (the famous shoe designer), Baton Premiere, Anagnostopoulou 12

Vassilis Zoulias (the other famous shoe designer), Akademias 30

Loukia, Kanari 24

Other Greek brands such as BSB, Pink Woman, Sprider, Diva by D and shoe shops such as Tsakiris Mallas, Bournazos, Kazakos are on Ermou Street.

A brand worth checking, IMO, is Fullah Sugah by Skondras, Evangelistrias 21 (Evangelistrias is a vertical street to Ermou street, which starts from MAC, the make up shop).

Staying around Syntagma will be quite convenient for you, unless you want to focus on the expensive designers of Kolonaki and in that case, staying in Kolonaki will be the best thing to do.

Edited: 21 June 2011, 20:24
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8. Re: 4Star Hotel for shopping on Ermou Street and Plaka

There is also the Attica Department Store which is a stone's throw from Syntagma Square on Panepistimiou St and there is also the Notos Galleries which is on Aiolou St just off Omonia Square.

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9. Re: 4Star Hotel for shopping on Ermou Street and Plaka

thanks for the fantastic advice! it has saved me many precious shopping hours.

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10. Re: 4Star Hotel for shopping on Ermou Street and Plaka

You are most welcome!

Happy shopping!!!