9 Best Shopping Centers in Athens [with Map & Directions]

Aktualisiert am 9. August 2023 von Athens-Tourist-Information
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Shopping centers are very popular in Athens.

There are now 25 malls in the capital, some of which are among the largest in Europe.

Many of the best department stores are built directly above or in close proximity to subway stations.

Here is a selection of the best-known and most central shopping centers in AthensFor the exact opening times, please refer to their websites, and the shopping centers in Athens are usually closed on Sundays.

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1. The Mall Athens

The Mall Athens is the largest and most famous shopping mall in Athens, considered one of the largest in Southeastern Europe. The mall opened in 2005 and stands out with its futuristic design and all-glass roof, flooding the entire center with natural light.

In 200 shops, the visitor is offered a mixture of branches of well-known chains such as Adidas, Bershka, H&M, Marks & Spencer, Mango, Swarovski, to name just a few, as well as smaller boutiquesThe selection of items ranges from clothing, books, food and cosmetics to electronics, sporting goods and toys. Here you will find Lego Play Factory as well as the only Comfuzio games store in Athens.

25 restaurants take care of the physical well-being of the visitors, Gourmet Burger Kitchen on the third floor is particularly recommended. From the upper floors, you have a beautiful view of the nearby Olympic StadiumA bowling alley and an arcade offer variety for visitors in addition to the 10 cinemas.

  • How to get there: The Athens Mall is located in the suburb of Maroussi, north of Athens, close to the Olympic Stadium and directly accessible by metro line 1, green line, and 3, blue line, Neratziotissa station.
  • Address:  The Mall Athens, Andrea Papandreou 35, Marousi 151 22, Athens

2. Golden Hall

The sprawling and generously designed complex was voted the best shopping center in Europe. Located in the northern suburb of Maroussi, the 41,000 square meter Golden Hall offers visitors around 131 shops and boutiques.

The selection is a mix of international and Greek brands offering upscale goods from traditional and world-renowned brands including Zara, Attica Department Store, Adidas, Calvin Klein, Sony Center, Germanos, La Martina, GAP, Diesel and Mac to name but a few to call.

A large food court takes care of the physical well-being of the visitors, Wagama, Coffeway, Flocafe, Starbucks and Il Baretto are represented here. For children, there is a large outdoor park in front of the shopping center and I-Play on the 2nd floor where the youngest can get creative. Strollers can be borrowed on the first floor.

Those who tire of shopping can visit the Athens Olympic Museum, which brings the history of the Olympic Games to life in the form of a journey back in time, beginning with the birth of the Games in Ancient Greece. Rare exhibits as well as numerous interactive audiovisual contents await the visitor.

Events are regularly held in the Golden Hall.

  • How to get there: Golden Hall is located directly opposite the Olympic Stadium, approximately 20 minutes from the center of Athens. It can be reached by bus lines Α7, Ε14, Χ14, 550, station "Olympic Stadium". The station is on the opposite side of Kifissias Avenue, an underpass leads directly to the Golden Hall.
  • Address: Golden Hall, Kifisias Avenue 37Α, 15123 Athens

3. McArthur Glen & Smart Park

This outlet shopping center is located half an hour's drive from the center of Athens, very close to the Athens Zoo and not far from Athens AirportLaid out like a small village in a neoclassical style, one has the feeling of strolling through a suburb and not through a shopping center, with lots of greenery, flowers and trees, well-known designer boutiques invite you to shop here.

Famous brands such as Nike, Guess and Versace, among many others, offer their goods at prices reduced by up to 75%.

The open-air shopping center is also called "Discount Village" and scores with its green areas, parks, numerous cafés and restaurants. Petite Fleur has coffee accompanied by jazz music, Souvlaki at It's all Greek is particularly recommended and Il Baretto has the best pizza and good wines.

The children are entertained by around ten trampolines, go-karts, arcades, adventure playgrounds and miniature trains.

  • How to get there: McArthur Glen & Smart Park can be reached by bus line 319, which runs directly to the outlet center from Doukissis Plakentias metro station. Metro station Doukissis Plakentias can be reached with the blue line 3.
  • Address: McArthur Glen & Smart Park, E Poulaki, Spata 190 04

4. Athens Metro Mall

The glass canopy at Athens Metro Mall creates a friendly atmosphere, and the range of shops is relatively limited -- about 90 stores are spread over five floors -- but still offers a good selection. If you're looking for everyday fashion, you've come to the right place, including branches of Zara Home, Oysho, Public and Toi et Moi.

18 cafés and restaurants cater for the physical well-being of the visitors, Flocafe Espresso Room on the roof terrace offers a stunning view of Athens, TGI Fridays is also extremely popular in Athens and there is good pizza at La Pasteria.

Volta Fun Town on the second floor has an indoor playroom and play deck where the youngest visitors can let off steam under supervision while parents shop. A small roller skating slope on the third floor also offers variety.

If you don't feel like shopping anymore, visit one of the 5 cinema halls on the upper floor.

  • How to get there: Located right next to the Agios Dimitrios metro station, Athens Metro Mall is easily accessible by metro, red line 2.
  • Address: Vouliagmenis Avenue 276, Agios Dimitrios 173 46 Athens

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5. Athens Heart

Athens Heart Mall Emporiko Centro relies on metal, wood and glass that have been cleverly combined. The result is a shopping center that is as impressive as it is elegant in the city center.

The roof is particularly impressive, a construction made of translucent membrane panels that can be opened like a sliding roof and reveal the view of the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill and flood the mall with light.

Spread over 4 floors, designer brands from the fields of fashion, beauty, technology, household appliances and jewelry are offered on a total of 20,000 square meters of retail space.

Cafes and restaurants ensure the well-being of visitors. If you don't feel like shopping anymore, you can go to the cinema or go for a spin on the ice rink in winter.

  • How to get there: Athens Heart is centrally located and can be reached by metro, blue line 3. The stop is called Kerameikos.
  • Address: Athens Heart, Peiraios 180, Tavros 177 78 Athen

6. Attica, The Department Store

They say it's the Harrods of Athens. Housed in a neoclassical historical building in City Link Athens, Attica is modern and elegant. Since it opened in 2005, Attika has offered a wide range of high-quality branded clothing for women, men and children, sports and travel items, as well as jewelry, accessories and perfumes.

International designer brands are represented, as well as exclusive Greek boutiques. Porsche, Prada, Guess, Armani, Burberry, Hermes, Salvatore Ferragamo, Cartier, Brooks Brothers, Kalogirou, Links of London, Philipp Plein, Under Armor and Replay and Escada are just some of the famous brands that can be found here. There are over 850 brands in total, spread over 8 floors.

The café-restaurant on the top floor offers a breathtaking view over the city.

  • How to get there: Attica, The Department Store is centrally located in the city center of Athens very close to Syntagma Square and can be reached directly by metro, red line 2 and blue line 3 - Sintagma station.
  • Address: 9 Panepistimiou str., 10671, Syntagma Square, Athens

7. Avenue Mall

The relatively small shopping center with around 35 shops offers visitors a familiar shopping experience.

Spread over 6,500 square meters you will find brands such as Era Bijoux, Mat Fashion, Sephora and Swatch. Athens' largest Carrefour is based in Avenue Mall, as is the first H&M store to open in Athens.

  • How to get there: Avnue Mall Hall is located directly opposite the Olympic Stadium, approximately 20 minutes from the center of Athens. It can be reached by bus lines Α7, Ε14, Χ14, 550, station "Olympic Stadium". The station is on the opposite side of Kifissias Avenue, an underpass leads directly to the Golden Hall.
  • Address: Avenue Mall, Leof. Kifisias 41, Marousi 151 23 Athen

8. Hondos Center Athens

Hondos Center is one of the largest shopping centers for cosmetics and beauty products. The approximately 80 shops offer everything to do with cosmetics, make-up and perfume.

Hondos is a chain that was founded in 1967 and has numerous branches in Greece. The center at Omonia Square is one of the largest.

  • How to get there: Centrally located, the Hondos Center can be reached directly by metro, green line 1 and red line 2 - Omonia station.
  • Address: Hondos Center, Pl. Omoniac 4, Athens

9. Athenian Capitol

The Athenian Capitol is a huge complex near the National Archaeological MuseumIn addition to shopping opportunities, cultural, educational and leisure activities are presented here.

The 3 upper floors are occupied by the "Hellenic Motor Museum" whose exhibitions are dedicated to the development of the car and which shows more than 110 cars from the 19th and 20th centuries.

The shops offer a wide selection of all the items you would expect to find in a shopping center.

Numerous restaurants and cafés provide for the physical well-being of the visitors, green oases and fountains create a relaxed atmosphere. If you feel like it, visit the 3D cinema.

  • How to get there: Centrally located, the Athenian Capitol can be reached directly by metro, green line 1 - Victoria station.
  • Address: Athenian Capitol, 33-35 Iouliannou Street, Mousio, 104 33 Athen

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