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I think it has probably happened to more than one of us:  You’re packing for your trip, you are sure you’ve got everything, camera, check! cell phone, check! I-pod, check! Yet at the end of the second day in Athens you discover that your camera battery charger is …. sitting on your dresser back home.

You’ve got a whirlwind tour of the Greek islands planned, a night here, a night there, and in one of those here or there places you forgot your cell phone charger, oops!

I know these scenes from both ends, I arrived back in Athens last week to discover that Basil had forgotten to pack the charger for my new point and shoot camera … (yes, battery charging is his responsibility) and from the other side,  guests in our short term vacation rental apartments too often leave chargers behind, so many have been left that I’ve thought of opening my own cell phone and camera battery charger store.  Unfortunately, no one has left a charger that works with my new Lumix camera battery, so I headed into Syntagma to look for a charger for my camera.

My search led me to Plateia Karitsi (10 Karitsi Square), to Disios, AKA  This place is amazing, and they were able to locate my battery charger at their suburban store and have it waiting for me the next morning.

You can call them at 210/32 32 662, but they’ll probably tell you that you need to come in to see if they have a charger compatible with your camera.  And if you are an electronics Geek, a visit to their shop is worthwhile, they have a fine collection of car chargers, multi-use chargers, laptop batteries, adapters, flashlights and torches (including some fine pen sized LED flashlights, always handy to have when your traveling).

By Athensguide

How does a little girl from Skokie, Illinois find herself in historical Athens, leading curious explorers through the winding streets of Plaka, down "pezodromos" to hidden ouzeries for tempting mezedhes and homemade barrel wine? The journey began more than twenty years ago, and regardless of whether the wanderlust comes from the spiritual and culture DNA flowing through my veins, or the alignment of the stars on that cold mid-December day this Sagitterian came into the world, I never seem to tire of exploring my adopted homeland of Greece. Here you'll join me as I explore Athens: be it the back streets of Psirri and Gazi, or through the National Gardens and Zappeio where a family of turtles makes their home, or down wide, treelined Imittou Street in Pagrati, which pulses with Athenian life 24 hours a day. And while Athens has stolen my heart, the rest of Greece vies for my curiousity and wanderlust. My two guys (that'd be the Greek God, Vasilis and our Greek dog, Scruffy) and I can often be found settling in for a long weekend in some charming mountain village, or a quaint fishing port on a nearby island, or learning how Greek vitners are producing wines that rival some of Napa Valley's finests productions, or celebrating a panayeri in Epirus or sharing in the festivities as a family of Cretan sheepherders come together to sheer their 1500 sheep in the spring ... And if you happen to find yourself heading to Athens, consider finding yourself a real home for your stay. Living amongst the locals, be it for 3 nights or 3 weeks, will offer you the chance to experience true Athens, beyond the Acropolis. Choose from one of our 5 beautiful penthouse and historical homes, and who knows, I may be leading you down that winding "pezodromo" to our favorite hidden ouzerie!