The small retailers in the marketplace of Athens, the antique shops or the big modern art galleries have in store many handmade ornaments, rare collectors’ items and exquisite pieces of art. Paintings by great foreign artists, who transferred on canvas all the beauty inspired by the ancient treasures of Athens, are always an excellent choice.
In the mutual exchange between history and art, the classical competes against the contemporary pictorial view in painting, sculpture, architecture or photography. The art museums and the National Gallery show the evolution of art in Greece before and during the 20th century, as well as the influences from post war avant garde art movements.
Artists and art lovers find always in Athens a welcoming place to meet and express themselves.