Athens Protasis Jewellery shop

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Athens Protasis Jewellery shop

Athens Protasis Jewellery shop
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Neighborhood: 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
  • Akropoli • 6 min walk
  • Syntagma • 8 min walk
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Amalia M
Pefkohori, Greece45 contributions
Couples
Very nice and posh looking Shop on Plaka street in Athens.
I would say that it is the best place where you can buy jewelry for good prices (5 to 20e per piece)
They are natural handmade products, looking unique and stylish.
The staff is very friendly, well trained and helpful. They convinced even my husband to purchase a lava stone beads bracelet...and he is hard to convince.
I am sorry I didn't buy more items.
They have many shops in many Greek islands and inland so if you walk by a store worth a visit, you won't be disappointed.
Written July 22, 2020
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Alice
5 contributions
Couples
we went to the store in mykonos airport and it was lovely, all was fairly priced and each one so unique. no two bracelets were the same and they are gorgeous natural stones. I read some reviews saying they are fake, painted or have faded. there is no chance that these are fake or painted. they are genuine and gorgeous! each stone has texture and is very different. They are natural stones aswell so yes they are going to fade with time so before you start saying that they are fake and slating this business maybe do some research into what you are actually buying
Written August 7, 2022
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AntoniaGeneva
Geneva25 contributions
Family
I have visited Athens Protasis shops in Athens and last summer in Santorini and Mykonos. I loved the design, very simple, classy and easy to wear. The natural colorful stones can be combined as you like and you can end with your own-customized jewel.
Prices are low for the value and service is excellent. The shop assistants are very helpfull and knowledgeable about the stones. Cool to know that this is all Greek!!!
Written January 6, 2013
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Alice H
4 contributions
I bought some bracelets which they claim to be made from "volcanic rocks" from the shop. They cost 15e each and I bought 3 in total: one for myself and 2 as gifts. I wore mine right after I bought it and 4 days after, the paint on the beads started to come off!! Turns out it is not made from "volcanic rocks" after all!!! I hate dishonest shops and felt so cheated. I can't even give the other 2 out now knowing that they are just some plastic black beads with textured paint on top. Im so upset that i feel the need to inform tourists... DO NOT BUY from that shop! It might look legit but it is honestly just a big tourist trap..
Written August 9, 2013
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Ago C
Ericeira, Portugal6 contributions
Business
I bought a necklace with so-called "agate" stones in their shop in Plaka, Athens. I was assure the stones and materials used were of the highest quality by the sales clerk.

After the first time my wife wore the necklace, the dye came off on her white shirt. See attached picture for the end result.

Clearly, they're selling cheap, dyed stones at a substantial markup trying to trick unsuspecting visitors.

Beware!
Written June 30, 2017
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johny
new york24 contributions
Solo
Very bad and cheap things that are presented in a way that deceive for very good design pieces at low prices. Even 10 euros is a lot for something that worths nothing. That is how I see it.
Written October 18, 2012
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Ria V
Orange, CA706 contributions
Friends
Just bought a necklace to give as gift, we were told they’re natural colored stones. Well they are NOT natural colored stones. Either they are color enhanced or the “stones” are painted over.

BUYERS BEWARE!!!
Written June 17, 2018
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alexander12344556
London, UK2 contributions
Family
worst shopping experience ever...
we were in one of their shops...my god!!
i can understand greek and i could understand them, they were in contact, propably with the owner...
he was pushing them obviously to raise their sales.
than the sales person came to us (we were browsing in the mean time), pointed to us the most expensive item, which was bulls.... by the way, started forcing us to buy it, than insaulted us..
anyway, i didnt like anything
we discussed it with other people, that were with us and they said , they bought from them some jewelery, very cheap but the quality is awfull..
Written December 4, 2012
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chepaddy
Edinburgh, UK6,980 contributions
Couples
Small jewellery store in Plaka area. All items are hand made, made from semi precious stones, coral or silver to name but a few materials.
The prices are extremely reasonable with turquoise or coral bracelets retailing from €7 upwards.
Very friendly service with no hard sell.
Written April 19, 2012
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Keakipooh
London, UK10 contributions
Friends
Athens Protasis is like a breath of fresh air when walking through plaka as you seem to come across the same very traditional merchandise again and again. the great thing about the shop is that you can buy a gift for someone which is classy and very reasonably priced which also says 'from Greece' in a very distinct way (i bought the bracelets that have the molten rock). Now i know my friends will wear them and not have to deal with a 'I love Greece' fridge magnet!!
Written December 29, 2012
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