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The Loom

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Address: 94 Adrianou | Plaka, Athens 105 56, Greece
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+30 21 0323 8540
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 pm

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The rug and tapestry store I've been looking for

I wandered into The Loom rather aimlessly, lured in by the rich colors of the products on display outside. No real intention to go rug shopping, I walked out two hours later... read more

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Jaxonite
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Jackson, Wyoming
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28 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The folks at the Loom were very friendly in the store, in person. They gave us ice cream while we looked at many different rugs with them. They were knowledgeable about the patterns, materials, origins etc. The problems arise in trusting them to ship your purchases back to your house while you continue your vacation. We purchased 5 rugs and... More 

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Thank Darla G
Jackson, Wyoming
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21 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wandered into The Loom rather aimlessly, lured in by the rich colors of the products on display outside. No real intention to go rug shopping, I walked out two hours later (after a few glasses of the family cultivated wine) with one tapestry and three kilims. They shipped the products to me in Spain at no additional charge and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were on the way to the airport when some gorgeous Ikat style cushions caught our eye. After a long chat we ended up looking at some fantastic tribal style rugs and decided to take the plunge! We were really excited to make the investment in not one but two GORGEOUS rugs that we will cherish forever.... More 

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Thank pleasecallmetbone
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Vahan was super friendly and taught us so much about the family owned shop and their products! Our group of eight was offered refreshing drinks and places to sit while we looked at some amazing rugs, blankets, and tapestries! All eight of us left with two or more products, and we received amazing discounts and free shipping back home! We... More 

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1 Thank Sadie L
Tel Aviv, Israel
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159 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

there are 4-5 shops in the area,but the one we have returned to is the loom.it is a family shop with a warm atmosphere. the owners stock ranges in price from a few euro to very special collector pieces.you will offered a drink-and given a vast amount of knowledge.the prices are fair and payment is by credit or cash.(other stores... More 

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2 Thank heshcody44
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to buy carpets, rugs and pillows, that's the place!!! Nice people, Vahan is a very polite and avaiable man.

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Thank JosianeMilitao
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I collect and love rugs but am at the stage in my life where I am trying to lessen my material possessions and minimize acquiring more. However, after a few visits to his shop, Theo managed to persuade me to purchase a small Armenian rug which I am very happy to have (it is small) and now I wish I... More 

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Thank Robert L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best rug shop you'll find in Greece. Amazing family run store, with an awesome atmosphere. I ended up actually spending a lot of time with Vahan and his brother at the shop...obviously picking out incredible pieces (that are being shipped to my door) but also getting to know the culture...they make you feel like family! Ill be back for... More 

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Thank Brittany M
Maysville, Kentucky
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54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vahan was a great help! The free shipping was a great deal for international travelers. The embroidery was beautiful and is almost all completely local. Vahan even gave us his homemade white wine which was amazing! I would recommend this shop to any person in Athens!

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Thank Lauren H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is phenomenal with amazing! This customer service is remarkable and the products are breathtaking. I could spend hours in here alone. Very grateful for my treasures.

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Staying in Plaka

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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 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.
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