Athens: 10 Things to Do

5. Byzantino

A Necklace with an etching of Alexander the Great from a Coin founded in Rhodes. 340 B.C. Byzantino Jewelry
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In Plaka's narrow streets, stores foist all manner of souvenirs on tourists — from fishermen's sweaters to jewelry. Much of the latter is mass-produced, but not that at Byzantino, tel: (30-210) 324 6605. Its exquisite handmade "museum-copy" jewelry — replicating ancient Greek pieces — is made in the Athens workshop of this family-run business. Uniquely Greek, Byzantino jewels were worn at Sydney's and Athens' Olympic ceremonies.

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