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SJS Designs Ceramic workshop & Gallery

5 Vironos | Plaka, Athens 105 58, Greece
+30 21 0324 4770
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The place for a high quality souvenir from Greece.

Contemporary flair with Greek history. The reproductions you will find in this shop are hand... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adam S
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Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Excellent

Excellent greeting, excellent quality. If you are looking for best quality and good choice, go... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
Mathieu M
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Montrouge, France
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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
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+30 21 0324 4770
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Contemporary flair with Greek history. The reproductions you will find in this shop are hand crafted and beautifully finished. For a quality piece that stands above ordinary tourist souvenirs you must visit SJS Designs. We did visit early one afternoon and found the shop closed...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Excellent greeting, excellent quality. If you are looking for best quality and good choice, go there.

Thank Mathieu M
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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

SJS designs is an awesome place to buy authentic reproductions that are hand made and painted. We have gone every time we have been to Greece and bought several pieces and just had our last piece delivered. It came out just beautiful. Dimitri and Sophia...More

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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

So nice to go into this store and admire their work without someone breathing down your neck. We had been in several different stores looking for a broche music motiv and bingo! We found the perfect one. Thank you.

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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

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
...More
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983jackie
June 19, 2017|
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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.
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