Re-fashioning Greek Heritage: Benaki Museum Pavilion
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