Shopping in Fira

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    Tzamia-Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini

    Near the top of the steps leading down to the Old Port, this gallery specialises in Greek contemporary art, both from established artists and up-and-coming young talent. All the ceramic sculptures – including ones inspired by Santorini's volcanic origins and created especially for this gallery – are made by Manousos Chalkiadakis, one of the most distinguished ceramic artists in Greece.

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    Mati Art Gallery

    The shark-head installation piece outside is sure to catch your attention. This is the main exhibition space of Yorgos Kypris, an internationally celebrated artist who takes much of his inspiration from Santorini and the sea. From the larger pieces featuring bright silver darts of sardine shoals to glass-and-metal denizens of the deep, his work is striking and unique.

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    Ergon Deli

    Not only do these guys produce some of Santorini's hottest craft beer (Volkan, served at their caldera-edge cafe), but this deli is also a terrific place to shop for island edibles (superb olive oil, preserves, pickled caper leaves) and drinkables, including Vinsanto dessert wine.

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    Ceramic Art Studio

    Ceramics artist Andreas Alefragkis has been perfecting his craft over the course of three decades and the results are striking. Behold the hanging amphorae in an aquamarine or artfully cracked cream glaze and the one-of-a-kind vases, as well as utility drinking vessels and platters.

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    Eduart Gjopalaj Gallery

    This gallery is filled with the sinuous, surreal woodwork of Albanian-born sculptor Eduart Gjopalaj: delicate, lattice-like platters, serene faces seemingly floating out of undulating waves of wood. If you're lucky, you'll catch the artist at work.

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    Just north of the Orthodox Cathedral, Santorini's first art gallery (and a former flour mill) was founded in 1980 by local painter Christophoros Asimis and his wife, sculptor Eleni Kolaiti. On display are Santorini landscapes by Christophoros and more abstract paintings by his son Katonas, as well as jewellery and sculpture by Eleni.

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    Art of the Loom

    A block north of the cable car, this gallery features colourful glasswork from the prioprietor, Mary, as well as silver jewellery, paintings and ceramics by some of the island's top artists.

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    the White, Santorini

    This small fashion boutique, run by designer Sophia Hatzigeorgiou, draws inspiration from Santorini's unique landscapes, colours and lifestyle. The clothing is hand-sewn in Greece and, as the name suggests, collections feature plenty of options in white. There's a second store out at Kamari Beach.

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    Theta 8

    This chic boutique in a white-cave shop on the steps down to the Old Port is a friendly family business. It offers colourful leather bags handmade in Greece (including some made to look like snakeskin). Owned and operated by the designer and her partner; expect friendly smiles and service.

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    Orion Art Gallery

    This gallery next to the Megaro Gyzi Cultural Centre at the northern end of town displays gorgeous pieces by some of the island's top artists. Expect everything from fusion glass to modern bronze statues, handmade jewellery and colourful ceramics.

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    New Art

    For hand-printed, Santorini-made T-shirts in subtle colours and cool motifs (shoals of sardines for good luck feature prominently), look no further than this shop stocking designer Werner Hampel’s threads.

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    Greco Gold Santorini

    Just north of the cathedral, Greco Gold has been around for over four decades, selling the well-known Greek brand Konstantino, handmade Byzantine-style jewellery and contemporary Greco Gold pieces.