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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a 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
peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.