Shopping in Athens – Sculptures, paintings & jewellery – Greece

Yanni Souvatzoglou is another artist whom we’ve come to know well during our visits to Athens.  According to his profile, he first exhibited his work of art at the age of 12 and received favourable reviews.  He then experimented with a range of artform, including combining his graphic art talent with photography to produce a 3-dimentional imagery which then became his unique artistic style.

Today, Yanni works with clay, bronze, silver, gold, stone, marble and plexiglass, creating interesting sculptures and other artwork.  Our first purchase from him was the Marathonrunners.   The marathonrunners are bronze running men embedded in a marble platform and they can be swivelled around so that either the men are all running in the same direction, or one could be in a bad mood and decide to turn around.  We thought the sculpture should have been used in the Olympic games, but unfortunately, the games organizers did not have the vision to appreciate the artistic merit of the sculpture. 

Our latest acquisition from Yanni is a very nice sculpture of an olive tree and we are anxiously awaiting its arrival.  Yanni’s window display at his Voulis Street shop usually attracts the attention of tourists passing by.  Yanni will happily explain to you the creative concept behind any piece of work that you may be interested in.  He gets a lot of repeat customers and on one visit a group of American airline stewardesses had returned to buy more of his work. 

With leftover silver or bronze, Yanni manages to make them into pieces of jewellery.  On an earlier trip I bought 3 twisted silver rings and put them together to form one ring.  Yanni was quite impressed with my creation.  I notice he’s got a lot more jewellery these days and these individual pieces were selling well when we were in his shop.



  1. Comment by Eckhard

    Dear Helen,

    searching on google for some information about greek artists, i found your homepage and your comment about yanni souvatzoglou. Yanni´s pieces and pieces of a lot more greek artists ( tasos rallis, theodoros papagianis and a lot more ) you can find exclisively in Germany in Freising near Munich, the town where the pope of Rome Benedict XVI. spent more than 12 years and where the visitors can visit the oldest brewery of the world “Weihenstephan”. In the ancient part of Freising you can find Greek culture in a mix with painting-exhibitions, guitar-concerts and a lot more. If you like, visit our shop via homepage and get a lot information about. For any requests please contact us by e-mail or phone or come to my wife´s shop during your next journey to Germany. All information, even in english, you are going to find on the website.

    With regards from Germany


  2. Comment by Helen

    Thanks Eckhard for your information on Freising and your wife’s art gallery. Yes, we like Yanni’s work very much and I can see you’ve got some of them in your gallery.
    If ever we’re in the Freising area, we will drop by and say hello.

    Thanks and kind regards,

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