Friday, Nov. 20, 2009

5. Byzantino

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.