Hi I am trying to organise myself to buy some furniture on arrival in Crete next month. I'm looking at the Ikea.gr website and finding the items I'm interested in .... could anyone tell me:
In the drop down menu of stores for stock availability (Επιλέξτε κατάστημα), Heraklion doesn't seem to get a mention. However there is a listing for 'airport' (Αεροδρόμιο). Is this Heraklion? I know the store's at the end of the runway!
Also, Αεροδρόμιο is not listed in the drop down menu for every item. Does that mean the item is not stocked in that particular store?
The one labelled Αεροδρόμιο is at the airport in Athens.
The "stores" in Chania and Heraklion are not full stores, i.e. they don't have any stock. They are purely order and collection points. They have "Κέντρο Παραγγελιών και Παραλαβών" in huge letters under the IKEA sign on the front of the building.
As far as I can see, and I could be completely wrong since I don't use IKEA, I think you have to place the order in that pick-up point in order to get it delivered to that pick up point. Unlike e-shop, I cant see a way to order it online and specify a particular IKEA pick-up point for collection. Perhaps its possible.
Hi, yes you have to go to the Ikea shop (just down the road from the airport) and order. They will ring you in 5 days to tell you that your things have arrived, you can then go and collect. I usually select my things from the English web site, and write down the name of the item. The staff are really helpful and you can sit with them while they look for the items you want . They will then order from the Greek site. You can also have things delivered . Cost depends on how far you are from the store.
Perhaps they've extended their range over the intervening period. The shop in Thessaloniki had only been open a relatively short time when I last visited and it was the first IKEA store to open in Greece in 2001. Possibly opening further stores, especially in Athens has given them greater scope to carry a wider range of products.
the IKEA is as everyone else said small ( one in Chania exactly the same )and just a sample display but right near Practika which definitely worth a look for other stuff furniture isn't fantastic but tools , diy , furnishings etc .. Good luck shopping