One of the oldest and historical jewellery stores of the island, Kounakis Jewels & Watches (initially operated under the name of Fotis Manoussakis) is located in the heart of the Medieval Town of Rhodes, where it was first established in 1954. The family business begins to spread with the second store being created in 1961 just a few meters away, on the central Sokratous Street.
In 1978 the second generation owners took over (under the name Petros & Elena), while in 2004 –a milestone for the company as it was celebrating its 50 years of operation– in charge of the company became the third generation and grandchildren of the founder, who renamed it in Kounakis Jewels & Watches. Over the years, the jewellery stores Kounakis are getting better, with respect for tradition remaining a constant value.
So, nowadays, it is the island's exclusive representative of leading, international watchmaking companies such as Panerai (first and only corner in Greece), Breitling, Tag Heuer, Tissot, Versace, IWC, Cartier etc., while in the displays you will also find many options in excellent jewellery. Brands such Palmiero, Minas (the world famous Greek designer), Etho Maria, Pesavento, GEO etc. have entrusted their products to jewellery store.
Its pluses include the fact that in the chain stores you will find the Theodora Kounakis jewellery line, who is the granddaughter of the founder of the jewellery store.