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SJS Designs Ceramic workshop & Gallery

5 Vironos | Plaka, Athens 105 58, Greece
+30 21 0324 4770
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Fantastic Amphoras

I initially read about about this workshop here on TripAdvisor and made a point to visit, as I was... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2017
New York, NY
Excellent Reproductions

We collect ceramics and shopped around many places (& all the museums) before purchasing a... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Situated at the foot of the Acropolis in Plaka, Athens is where you will find Sofia & Dimitri on a daily basis hand painting pottery that was once used in the every day life of the ancient Greeks. Their Gallery/Workshop displays a number of works from them (SJS Designs) as well as other local artisans creations in bronze, crystal, marble, silver and other. A warm and friendly atmosphere.
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5 Vironos | Plaka, Athens 105 58, Greece
5 Vironos | Plaka, Athens 105 58, Greece
+30 21 0324 4770
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

I initially read about about this workshop here on TripAdvisor and made a point to visit, as I was curious to see what kind of reproduction ceramic ware existed beyond the mass produced pieces that are in every souvenir shop. I was not disappointed! The...More

Thank pianos182
Reviewed April 21, 2017

We collect ceramics and shopped around many places (& all the museums) before purchasing a reproduction amphora from these guys. The workmanship is excellent and much higher quality than any other outlet offering copies of the earlier geometric designs. Not budget prices but excellent value...More

1  Thank peterwithing
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

We wanted something unique to take home from vacation, and SJS had the best ceramics we found in Greece. We picked a super cool stamos from the shop and had them custom paint a Greek lovers plate for us with a scene of our choice...More

Thank FoxyRidger
Reviewed January 7, 2017

I wanted a few mementos from our trip to Athens. Many of the trinket shops we looked through seemed filled with.. well, junk. We wandered into SJS and found a gem! They had beautiful copies of famous pottery, hand manufactured and painted by one of...More

Thank MarlonF1
Reviewed December 10, 2016

We loved this shop. It was so unique and so much fun to explore. The hand painted ceramic reproductions were flawless, and it was really interesting to watch Sofia at work. We purchased a reproduction of a small vase featuring runners from the Panathenaic Games,...More

1  Thank dougnlindaseniors
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This shop is not like all the other souvenir shops that line the roads in the Plaka District of Athens. This is where you can purchase truly handmade copies of the pieces you see at the museum. Beside the ceramics they also have handmade items...More

1  Thank Martini1014
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Absolutely the most beautiful hand painted ceramics we encountered in Athens. Beautiful reproductions of ancient pieces.We had a lovely conversation with Sofia and bought several small bowls with lids. Exquisite craftsmanship. Lovely shop. Would highly recommend to anyone in search of quality art reproductions and...More

1  Thank janegarrity
Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

After looking at numerous shops with reproductions, SJS Designs was clearly the best quality. We stopped by the shop several times and each time Dimitri and Sofia were friendly and helpful. We appreciated the fact they are the artists and each visit Sofia was hand...More

1  Thank John P
Reviewed August 22, 2015

I have travelled extensively throughout Europe over many years and everywhere I have been I check out original artwork. While heading out for dinner in Plaka we came across a beautiful little shop where Dimitri the owner was busy working. Having a little bit of...More

2  Thank Moose3737
Reviewed August 10, 2015

A few years ago while in Greece I came upon this shop in the placa and fell in love with there work. I decided to buy three pieces from them. I was back packing at the time and could not bring the pieces back with...More

4  Thank Christine M
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
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June 19, 2017|
Response from sjsdesigns | Property representative |
Hi, Our workshop is where we paint the vessels we make it is not open to public for workshops, sorry.