When your visit to the capital is drawing to a close and you are ready for some souvenir shopping, head to the picturesque quarter of Plaka and pay a visit to the souvenir shop with the quirky sign at number 100 of Adrianou street. Forget me Nωt, housed in what used to be the first home of Theodoros Kolokotronis, pre-eminent leader of the Greek War of Independence of 1821, opened in 2014 and started, as its owner likes to put it, a different kind of revolution.
Resembling a museum gift shop more than your average souvenir shop, it has been the main sales point and exhibition space for some of the best contemporary Greek designers, who have revolutionized souvenir-making by elevating cliché mementos into mini works of art.
The shop sits on two levels, with the lower one staying open from March 15 to November 1. Here, you can browse through a constantly renewed collection of objects, from limited edition collectables and homeware to jewelry, wearables, accessories and books. Various brands are also featured in the store, like Salty Bag, Ancient Greek Sandals and Zeus+ Dion, whose creations make for one-of-a-kind presents that will impress friends and family.
If you don’t have room in your suitcase, you can visit the online shop to purchase whatever you like from the comfort of your own home and have it delivered to your doorstep.
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100 Adrianou, Athens • Tel.: (+30) 210.325.3740