Athens' Precious metals

[an error occurred while processing this directive] You don't have to be a top athlete to take home some gold from the Games. Athenians have been working the metal for millennia, and the glitzy Kolonaki district has a high concentration of jewelers purveying classic and modern designs.

Start out at Ilias Lalaounis, on 6 Panepistimiou Street, tel: (30-210) 362 4354, with its eclectic collection that ranges from solid-gold Byzantine-style necklaces to thoroughly modern earrings with the jagged contours of a Frank Gehry building.

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