Re-fashioning Greek Heritage: Benaki Museum Pavilion

Re-fashioning Greek Heritage: Benaki Museum Pavilion

Benaki Museum Pavilion with its impressive revolving door-display case opened ©Giorgos Sfakianakis

Stumped for an anniversary gift in the southern suburbs on a Sunday afternoon? The Benaki Museum Pavilion, an outlet of the central Athens museum at the Four Seasons Astir, is your go-to place. A culture-filled contemporary concept store, it stocks carefully curated items that reflect Greece’s ancient heritage and modern design sensibilities: take your pick of beautiful designer bowls in titanium, marble homeware, intricately hand-crafted jewellery, high-quality leather accessories and Greek-inspired gifts suited for all budgets and tastes. The store itself is an architectural marvel, worth ogling at!

WHAT INSIDER LOVES: Christina Skouloudi’s light and summery plateware that add a pop of colour to a summer table, jewellery designer Elena Votsi’s conversation pieces, Acrotect’s clever designs rooted in Greek elements, Aluminati’s feather-weight, colour-soaked wall fixtures to liven up a holiday home.

WHERE: Four Seasons Astir, Apollonos 40, Vouliagmeni. Tel: +30. 210.367.1034, Website 

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