Ceramics in Rethymno

Frosso Bora Pottery Studio & Shop

Local artist Frosso Bora makes beautiful pots, vases, candlesticks, bowls and other vessels from local clay using the wheel or slabs. Prices are very reasonable.
Arts & Crafts in Rethymno


Found across Greece, the fading tradition of koulouri (embroidered bread) has its roots in Crete. In a tradition passed down by his grandfather, baker Spanoioakis continues to create intricately decorated bread, inc…
Arts & Crafts in Rethymno


John Spantidakis works with raw leather – not pre-dyed or pre-cut – to create bags, belts and wallets that will make you crave leatherware like never before. Paint strokes and unusual cuts lift this traditional art …
Arts & Crafts in Rethymno

Wood Art

Many of the wooden ware you find in Greece has been imported from Tunisia. But Niko Siragas creates his own here using woodturning techniques dating back to the Minoans. An internationally acclaimed artist and teach…
Ceramics in Rethymno

Handmade Stories

The brightly glazed pottery here makes great, useable souvenirs. Choose a Minoan-designed salt shaker, olive bowls or raki shot cups. Much of it is produced in the nearby town of Margarites. The owner will pack your…
Music in Rethymno


This tiny store filled with musical instruments is the place to get that bouzouki or Cretan lyra (three-stringed instrument similar to a violin). You can also pick up CDs of local Cretan music.
Fashion & Accessories in Rethymno

Leather Studio Kanakakis

At this small store-cum-workshop you can watch the owner crank out handmade leather belts in all sorts of colours and designs. There’s also a good assortment of leather handbags, wallets and shoes.
Food & Drinks in Rethymno


Foodies will love Avli’s Raw Materials store that’s packed with a huge range of gourmet delights from around Greece, including great wines, olive oils and soaps.
Books in Rethymno

Ilias Spondidakis

Novels in English, books about Greece, CDs of Greek music, and a small secondhand section.
Books in Rethymno


English-language books, travel guides, international periodicals and maps.