Athens: Finding the Perfect Souvenir

Matia Charms

Souvenirs and Evil Eyes, Monastery of St. John the Theologian, Hora, Patmos, Greece Jon Arnold Images Ltd / Alamy
  • Print
  • Email
  • Share
  • Single Page

Err on the side of caution and take home a bright blue bauble to ward off the evil eye. Matia, as Greeks call these charms, are ubiquitous throughout the country. Small ones start at $1 a piece. Mati, tel: (30-210) 321 0285, a store in a back lane in Psiri, is a good place to pick them up. It sells the glass charms alongside monastery lamps and candlesticks.

Connect to this TIME Story

Interact with
this story

  • Facebook
  • Digg
  • Linkedin

From our

Get the Latest News from
Sign up to get the latest news and headlines delivered straight to your inbox.