Hania’s cross-shaped market hall opened in 1913 and bustles mostly with souvenir-hunting tourists, though a few stands selling traditional Cretan produce and products (herbs, honey, baked goods, raki, cheese) – alon…
Food-and-wine lovers are spoiled for choice at this excellent shop, which stocks more than 800 Greek wines, as well as its own wine and liquors. There’s a variety of beautifully packaged local traditional gourmet de…
This is one of the few places in Crete where you can buy genuine, hand-woven goods (note, though, they are not antiques). Amiable Mihalis Manousakis and his wife weave wondrous rugs on a 400-year-old loom, using met…
This high-concept store has great postcards with old photos and engravings, handmade gifts and games, Cretan music as well as a good range of travel, coffee-table and art books.
This is the place to go for serious outdoor clothing and hiking shoes; its more hard-core army supply store across the road sells camping and climbing gear.
Beautiful naturalistic jewellery made with semi-precious stones and metals create floral and human forms in this small shopfront and jeweller’s workshop.
This small shop is both an atelier and boutique crammed with unique handmade hats, beribboned, in felt, or in canvas, and printed textiles.
On the waterfront, this bookshop sells an extensive range of English-language novels and books on Crete, as well as international press.
This classic Hania bookshop sells driving and hiking maps, guidebooks and otherwise hard-to-find books about Crete in 11 languages.
This internationally distributed local designer creates wonderful contemporary leather bags, jewellery and accessories.