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Best Icon Shop in the World???

I have been to many icon shops in Eastern and Western Europe and I have yet to find anything that... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2019
Love this little shop of delights!

My family and I wandered the streets of Plaka and down the lovely flea market street only to... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2019
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Our shop, Byzantium, is a family owned business from 1974. Here we make our own jewelry with K18 and K22 Gold and 925 and 950 Sterling Silver and we also specialize in handpainted with egg-tempera icons. Visit our shop to find beautiful presents for...more
19 Ifestou, Athens 105 55, Greece
+30 21 0321 0044
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Reviewed April 4, 2019

I have been to many icon shops in Eastern and Western Europe and I have yet to find anything that even compares to Byzantium. I went once a couple years ago and then took a day trip to Athens just to visit the shop -...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank reichertlibby
Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

My family and I wandered the streets of Plaka and down the lovely flea market street only to stumble upon this shop of treasures. Stratos, the gentleman you see in the photos who is making original pieces, is as lovely a person as you can...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank DanzHeartForTravel
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Headed to this shop after reading various positive comments from Tripadvisor. A really rustic atmosphere with many beautiful art pieces. Had a very memorable time chatting with the elderly shopkeeper about the art pieces and played with their charming little Maltese. He took time to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Alan A
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We went there by recommendation and it was worth visiting. They treated us very well, explained everything in detail and gave excellent advice. I highly recommend visiting this store.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank viyellamaria
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

I went because of the review, and I am so glad that I did. I spent over an hour with Stratos who taught me a lot about icons and how you can identify quality and hand made products. The selection was amazing and I walked...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank renperez13
Reviewed June 21, 2018

This shop is a real treasure. Nestled in the Monistiraki flea market, this local family has been selling icons and religious artifacts since the mid-seventies. They're incredibly warm and pleasant to chat with. I spoke with the youngest (a gentleman named Stratos) for nearly an...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Matthew S
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Was wandering thru the flea market at monistiraki square and came across this shop we had to stop and buy some beautiful souvenirs. The owner Stratos is a true star. We told him about our trip to meteora the next day and he gave us...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank lausenforcer
Reviewed October 17, 2017

My husband, daughter and I were visiting Athens this past week. My husband collects icons and found Byzantium on Tripadvisor proclaiming that he had to visit. So we did. My husband immediately began a conversation with Stratos about various saints and the types of icons...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank momstravel
Reviewed August 23, 2017

We came to this shop looking for an icon of Mary Magdalene as a gift. Though they didn't have one in stock, we were able to commission one, and they had it ready for us the next evening before our flight back to the US!...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

I visited this shop during my first visit to Athens. It is in the street full of shops near Monastiriaki street and seems like a litle oasis of peace and faith in the crowded neighborhood. Everything I read about owners on Tripadvisor became true during...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank _eljkom187
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difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the
Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized
streets surround the remains of both the Greek and
Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is
where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the
tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki
Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street
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