Spirit of Greece was established in 2001 in Crete, close to the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. It started as an exhibition store for Vassilis Politakis’ pottery.


our shop photo outside

Vassilis happens to be my husband and this why his workshop and our shop “Spirit of Greece” share the same name.

Our aim has always been to offer reliable reproductions of ancient pieces of art, drawn mainly from the Minoan, Mycenaean and Cycladic civilizations. Owing to Vassilis’ thorough experimentation with ancient techniques, we are able to offer unique pieces, fired in Minoan type kilns in Kyparissi, my parents’ village.

Gradually, the store was enriched with other types of Greek articrafts , especially jewelry of  a high quality sold at reasonable prices.

We have always treated our customers with honesty and respect. This is how we shall continue. 

      At your service, Calliope Somaraki