Panaidis Eyewear Boutique operates for more than three decades, having now 19 modern stores in 12 major shopping areas of Athens, 4 stores on the islands of Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Lemnos and 1 store in Nicosia Cyprus.
Our story began in 1977 when Panagiotis Panaidis, opened the first store in Marousi, the major shopping destination of the northern suburbs of Athens at that time.
In 1982, he expanded the business by opening a second store in the same area. Within a few years, in 1986, the company launched its third store on the main shopping road in Chalandri,
Another selling point was added in 1991, in a privately owned building in the rapidly growing area of Melissia. That same year, t he first store of the company moved into a privately owned building in the central market of Maroussi, which even today houses the company’s headquarters.
The company, in 1993, expands its business outside Athens, by opening a new store on the island of Lemnos. Following an ongoing trend, in 1999, Panaidis innovates and launches the first store in Athens, exclusively for Sunglasses. In the same year, the store of Lemnos moves to the central square of the island, Myrina.
In 2004, the Melissia store expands and now is housed in a modern space, total area of 150 m2.
Year 2009 was the focal point about the growth of the company with the opening of two ultramodern stores in Kifissia and Kolonaki, commercial points of the highest importance. On these specific stores customers have the opportunity to try exclusive sunglasses and ophthalmic collections from global brands and unique designers.
Moreover, the company, in the context of renewal of its image and adaptation to modern standards of the market, is renamed by optical PANAIDIS in Panaidis Eyewear Boutique, highlighting the quality and singularity of its products.
In 2010 the renovation of the store in Chalandri takes place and meets the need of constant evolution. The renovated store is equipped with high end machines for optometry, visual testing and contact lenses.
In 2013, one more store opens in the heart of Chalandri in Chaimanda Street oriented in fashion for young people.
2014 was another important year for the company, as two new stores open in Glyfada and in Psychiko. These stores have the philosophy of the company and they provide a high level of service. Also they carry the most famous brands of the market & exclusive collaborations
During the first half of 2016 opened the new store of the company in the area of Pefki, wlile the second half takes place the expansion of store in Kifissia and now is set in a modern space, total area of 220 m2.
In March 2017 we launched our first store in Stasikratous, the most prestigious commercial street of Nicosia, Cyprus.
In April 2017 another store opened on Ermou street, the most commercial road of Greece right in the center of Athens. In May 2017 we opened a brand new store,with an area of 360m2, on Voukourestiou street, a place where all luxury brands can be found.
In April 2018, we opened two more flagship stores on the islands of Mykonos and Santorini. Mykonos store is strategically positioned at the heart of the town on Matogiannia street and the Santorini store is located in Oia on the sunset street.
In 2019 the expansion through the touristic market proceeds with the opening of two new stores, one at Rhodes Old Town and the second one at Adrianou street of Plaka.