Designed by dkd studio (a products and communication design agency based in Athens) and Paper Kingdom for the museum shops of Greece, this range of paper cut-and-fold cartoon figures take a tongue-in-cheek approach to Greek mythology and we were drawn to the unexpected whimsy behind them. They really stood out among the typical (and, let’s be frank, quite cliche) souvenirs one finds lining the streets.
It was tough choosing the one to go with but we ended up choosing Athena (it was between her, Aphrodite the blonde bombshell or Medusa for me) and Hermes (the techie that John is, he liked that Hermes had a mobile phone connected to WiFi in his hand and the other hand resembled a USB port). I assembled mine this morning and it was easy enough to put together but as it is fragile, keep it for display purposes rather than for play.
We bought ours at a bookstore on the island of Santorini for 6€ each. You can also find them at the Athens airport but they are slightly more expensive there.