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Jewelry shopping in Greece

Hello. I may want to buy one nice piece of jewelry during a September trip to Greece. A friend said you can buy some jewelry at the flea market in Athens. RS book recommends a store called Olympico, 122 Adrianou Street, Athens. We are also heading to Nafplio and that part of the Peloponnese. We assume our other locations, Santorini, Naxos, and Mykonos will be too expensive. Does anyone have jewelry shopping advice between Athens, Nafplio, and the three-mentioned Cyclades islands? Thanks RS travelers!

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We were sent to jewelers in Mykonos and Chania, Crete. I will try to find my notes!

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We have purchased a few pieces from Byzantinos in Athens Plaka area. They do reproductions of Byzantine museum pieces. The one we purchased was 18 carrot gold and it was hand made using the beading technique. They showed us a picture of the original from a museum book.

Santorini or mykonos will have great jewellery stores but they tend to be very expensive.

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Are you interested in costume jewelry, gold or silver or precious stones like diamonds, rubies, emeralds?

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I would not buy jewelry at the Athens flea market. Like others, I suggest you visit Byzantino at 120 Adrianou in the Plaka. It is two doors down from Olympico. Since you are visiting Nafplio, consider Metallagi Jewelry located at 3 Sofroni Emmanouil. Their work is exquisite.

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We were in Greece two years ago on a tour. Several of us purchased Ancient Greek symbolic Bracelets at Greek Roots in Athens. Conveniently located near the Acropolis. We were all pleased with our purchases. We felt the prices, quality & customer service the best in Athens. We found the prices higher in Santorini & Naxos.

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For anyone visiting at a later time, this is an article with helpful tips that apply to all areas of Greece. These folks will even help you on the spot while you're there! Or if you want to find a piece that matches what you bought there, they probably have it. Here's some key shopping tips: