Ioannidou Art Gallery in Athens, Greece

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Updated: October 26, 2022
By Santorini Dave

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An art studio and gallery space with colorful paintings displayed on the wall and floors

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Ioannidou Gallery Hours and Information

Ioannidou Art Gallery in Athens

At the same location for over 20 years, this charming gallery and art studio is owned by the hospitable and endearing Xanthi Ioannidou. Xanthi’s colorful paintings (mainly acrylic and oil on canvas) are passionately inspired by Bronze Age Cycladic civilization and from her childhood in the Peloponnese region. She fondly remembers “playing in the poppy fields” as a young girl and, through vivid use of color and imagery, makes those youthful memories come to life through her art.

A woman sits at an easel and paints, surrounded by her colorful artwork

Online shopping is available. Customers can order or get a price quote via her website, or contact Xanthi via phone, email, or Instagram. Requests for commissioned artwork are also accepted. Located in the historic Plaka neighborhood in central Athens, approximately 250 meters from the Acropolis museum and 1km from Monastiraki square.

A gray art studio storefront with colorful art in the window

Ioannidou Gallery is centrally located in Plaka, less than 5 minutes on foot from the Acropolis Museum or Acropoli metro station.

A woman paints at an easel, surrounded by her colorful paintings

Xanthi Ioannidou creates vibrant and evocative paintings that take inspiration from Bronze Age Cycladic forms and from her Peloponnesian childhood.

Colorful paintings hang on a wall and are propped along the floor in an art studio

A stack of colorful paintings leans against the wall

Colorful artwork hangs on a wall and rests on a tabletop

Colorful paintings of Cycladic-inspired human forms

A woman paints at an easel behind a large painting of poppies in a field

Colorful paintings of Cycladic-inspired stylized human forms

A painting of a traditional carved wooden chair

Colorful paintings, stacked against a wall

Small painted stone tiles displayed on a tabletop

An artist studio with a staircase leading upward

If you visit Xanthi in her studio gallery, ask to take a peek the view of the Acropolis from her rooftop terrace.

Colorful art studio with many paintings

Ioannidou Art Gallery is open daily, year-round, from 11:30am to 11pm.

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