Meet ELEFTHERIOU EL
Welcome to ELEFTHERIOU EL, your reliable partner for Handmade Greek design Silver Jewelry, Business Gifts, Wedding & Christening Accessories, Home Decorations. We’re dedicated to giving you the very best of silver products, with a focus on quality, customer service and uniqueness.
Founded in 1978 by my parents, Nikos & Eleni Eleftheriou, ELEFTHERIOU EL has come a long way from its beginnings in a basement near Lycabyttous in Athens. When my father first started out, his passion and admiration for Greece and Greek History drove him to action and gave him the impetus to turn hard work and inspiration into to a booming factory of handmade Greek touristical products.
My father, Nikos Eleftheriou graduated from a technical school in Athens. But soon he realized that electronics industry did not attract him, and he wanted to follow his more artistic nature. He began then, in 1978, with making of jewelry and tourist items mainly of brass, in a rented workshop in Lycabettus Hill.
My mother, Eleni Eleftheriou, graduated from the School of Decoration. She worked as a decorator of inside premises, furniture and brochures for about 10 years before meeting my father. Her passion for designing and experience lead her into the decision of dedicating her work to my father and his business as a designer in our workshop. So since 1978 she has been engaged in the designing and promotion of company products and their placing on the wholesale and retail market.
After seven years of hard work with production of touristic products in brass, my parents decided together that it was time to tap the increasing demand of silver products and to enter a new market, using the knowledge they had so far developed in making jewelry.
So in 1978 they realised that they had to develop their own business, namely a jewelry workshop specialized in silver jewelry. Because the laboratory of Lycabettus Hill was hired, to escape the extra expense they transfered the workshop to the basement of our home in Gkyzi. From our basement, my parents really invaded the silver jewelry market and built a great portfolio with customers mainly touristic jewerly stores all over Greece.
Recognizing that the location and size of the workshop was impractical and in order to meet the icreasing demand for their products in the wholesale market, they decided in 1995 to open their own shop in Plateia Gkyzi, a position that gave them the ability to penetrate also the retail market for their products and a position that we hold until this day.
From January 2015 , the workshop and store have been passed on to my brother Grigoris and my self. We now serve customers all over the world and are really excited to continue the great name our parents trusted us with and we promise that we will keep the same quality and customer service standards that our name comes with.
We hope you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy offering them to you. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Georgios Eleftheriou, Owner of ELEFTHERIOU EL