This beautiful blue glass object is called a "mati", and its mission in life is to protect you from the Evil eye.
So how do you get cursed by
the Evil eye? Easy! All it is needs someone looking at you for a bit too long - and it's even worse if the person in question has blue eyes!
One of the best ways to ward off the Evil eye is to wear one!
It so happens that this object of superstition has become a fashion icon, and can now be found on almost everything!
Don't leave Athens without a mati...keychain, bracelet, cushion cover, etc...Plaka is chock full with gorgeous mati-themed merchandise!