Athena Olive

Yiannis Nomikos is yet another Pandrossou entrepreneur. Having spent over 30 years on the Street, since his parents opened their first shop in the 1970s, Yiannis now runs Athena Olive, which specializes in olive derived products. Despite the present difficulties in Plaka, Yiannis agrees that “even in the most difficult financial times, one can still … Continue reading


Tzamalas specializes in traditional Greek costumes and accessories.  The shop sells both original pieces from the 19th century and museum copies.  The original pieces come from villages throughout Greece and many of the replicas come from Epirus, a region in northern Greece specializing in traditional Greek costume production. Theodore Tzamalas opened Tzamalas in 1975 after … Continue reading


  Orpheus was opened 29 years ago in 1983.  A family business run by Dimitra Athanasopoulou, her husband Dimitris, their son Petros and their partner Demos Papadopoulos, Orpheus specializes in religious icons and copies of ancient Greek artifacts.  The icons are all replicas of original Byzantine artwork found in monasteries and museums throughout Greece.  The ancient … Continue reading