Furniture, Hardware and Appliance Shopping in Greece

Chain stores that supply the basic furniture, home furnishings, white goods and electrical appliances and DIY for the home...

What follows is a small selection of basic self-service furniture, appliance and DIY hardware chain stores found throughout Greece. English may be spoken by some staff at certain branches.

Look in the Yellow Pages or on the stores' own websites for the branch closest to you.

Hypermarkets, Supermarkets and Superstores

AB Vassilopoulos: Large chain of Greek supermarkets and delicatessen specialists, with a wide choice of products from various countries. Roasted chicken and take-away meals. Also own label products and free home delivery. The AB Plus card offers points and discounts.

Atlantic: Supermarket selling groceries, hygiene and cleaning products. The Atlantic Welcome Club card allows holders to earn points and discounts.

Bazaar: Supermarket chain covering basic needs in food, hygiene and cleaning products.

Carrefour: French chain Carrefour has a number of hypermarkets in large towns across Greece, selling a wide range of household goods including white goods, electrical appliances such as televisions, refrigerators, cookers, microwaves; also tools, garden equipment, toys, basic furniture, groceries and clothing. The Club Carrefour card allows holders to earn points and discounts. 5' Marinopoulos and Carrefour Marinopoulos both belong to the Carrefour group.

Dia: Discount supermarket chain in Greece selling all basic food, drink and hygiene products.

Galaxias: Greek supermarket chain with a wide variety of brands. Also own label products and small electric appliances.

Lidl: Large chain of discount supermarkets selling frozen foods, alcohol, bread and a limited range of fresh fruit and vegetables. Also a small range of clothes, tools and appliances.

Metro: The Metro group includes Metro Cash and Carry, which provides wholesale goods to businesses and sole traders and My Market retail supermarkets. Food, drink, catering items, furniture, DIY products, clothing, household goods and electrical appliances are sold.

Sklavenitis: Supermarket chain with a large choice of groceries, as well as take-away meals.

Veropoulos Spar: Supermarket chain supplying basic needs in food, hygiene and cleaning products. Also organic produce. Groceries can be bought online via the e-shop.

Furniture Stores

Bo Concept: Chain store for designer furniture for the home; sofas, TV/stereo units, room dividers, coffee tables, beds, mirrors and bookcases. Also office furniture, including desks and chairs.

Homestores: Furniture for the home and garden, decoration accessories, tableware, linen and bath accessories. Wedding list service and online catalogue for Internet shopping.

IKEA: The Swedish chain of furniture stores stocks home and office furnishings; indoor and outdoor furniture, sofas, dining tables and chairs, book shelves, kitchen appliances, futons, storage solutions and fitted kitchens. Also a large choice of decoration accessories, textiles and tableware.

Laro: Specialists in furniture for children's bedrooms; items made with natural products. The original furniture systems are designed to evolve with the child's growth, making it possible to add or remove selected parts up to teenage years.

Neokatoikein: Chain of contemporary furniture stores. Also lighting, curtains, soft furnishings and decoration accessories.

Neoset: Contemporary furniture stores with a large choice of sofas, tables, chairs, carpets, curtains, bedroom linen and accessories. Also office furniture.

Neoset Kouzina: Specialist in kitchen furnishings, tableware, table decoration and accessories for the kitchen.

Oikoset: Home furnishings, including sofas, tables, chairs, beds, partitions, closets and wardrobes. Also kitchen furniture.

Pallet stores: Chain offering home furniture, decoration accessories for the home, and tableware.

Electronic Appliance Stores

Elektroniki: Home appliances specialist. Variety of electronic goods including computers, cameras and printers; also free standing or built in home appliances. Goods can be bought online.

Radio Korasidi: Store for home appliances and white goods; refrigerators, air conditioning units, ovens, cameras, computers, home entertainment systems, telephones and washing machines.

Kotsovolos: White goods and electronic appliances specialist. Wide choice of TVs, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, tumble dryers and refrigerators, as well as small appliances such as coffee and expresso machines.

Media Markt: German chain of stores selling consumer electronics.

Building Materials, Hardware and DIY

Leroy Merlin: Large chain of hardware stores with DIY building materials, kitchen and bathroom equipment, wood, flooring tiles, heating, lighting and garden tools.

Praktiker: Chain of DIY stores with a large choice of basic domestic hardware and office equipment, household appliances, carpets, tiles, lighting, paint, self-assembly kitchen units, shelving, doors, blinds, furniture for the home and garden, tools and auto accessories.

Alex Pak: Household equipment and appliances, furniture for the home and garden, carpets, tiles, garden tools, DIY tools, paint and plumbing components.

Office Supplies and Stationery

Plaisio: Large chain of office supplies including stationery, notebooks, computers, PDAs, telephones and printers.

Sato: Range of furniture for the office; desks, conference tables, pedestals, bookcases, chairs, partitions, accessories and communication systems.