Greece shopping

Top Choice Spices in Corfu Town

Sweet’n’Spicy Bahar

Gloriously aromatic spice and condiment shop, run by an ever-so-enthusiastic Greek-Canadian-Lebanese woman with a palpable love for devising her own enticing mixes of Greek and imported spices.
Top Choice Market in Monastiraki & Psyrri

Varvakios Agora

This huge old wrought-iron market hall is dedicated to fish and meat, especially row upon row of lamb carcasses, hanging in just-barely-EU-compliant glass cases. (Another holdout: big wooden butcher blocks.) Across …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Thessaloniki

From Thessaloniki

Architect Evangelia and set designer Athanasia, two wonderfully creative and warm women, started this little shop that makes and sells the most original and beautiful souvenirs in town. Choose from painted tiles, Gr…
Top Choice Antiques in Skiathos Town

Galerie Varsakis

Browse for unusual antiques, such as 19th-century spinning sticks made by grooms for their intended brides – the collection rivals the best Greek folklore museums. Upstairs is a dazzling display of the owner's paint…
Top Choice Market in Omonia & Exarhia

Exarhia Weekly Market

With rowdy traders working against lovely neoclassical buildings, this is one of the most atmospheric renditions of the laïki agora, the market that takes over a street in each big neighbourhood one day a week. Visi…
Top Choice Shoes in Skopelos Town

Skopelos Sandals

Classic handmade leather sandals and belts, adjusted to fit by the genial owner. The leather stretches, so wear your sandals around town for a few days and go back to have them readjusted if need be. Prices are grea…
Top Choice Jewellery in Lindos

Kori

This fabulous boutique celebrates the work of upcoming artists and jewellers – find fine necklaces, earrings, handmade bags and beach kaftans. Check out the riotously coloured busts of the old gods and philosophers …
Top Choice Ceramics in Rhodes Town

Rodoscope Creative Gallery

This tasteful boutique has a collection of one-off bracelets, beach-bum-chic jewellery, driftwood sculpture, handmade T-shirts and fine ceramics. Only the work of Rhodian artists features here. Out back there's a pe…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Syntagma & Plaka

Forget Me Not

This impeccable small store (well, two shops, one upstairs and one down around the corner) stocks supercool gear, from fashion to housewares and gifts, all by contemporary Greek designers. Great for gift shopping – …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Thessaloniki

2 Concept Store

It's difficult to categorise this place – it includes a workshop, a shop, an exhibition space and a cafe. Run by agriculturist Christos and the graphic designer Nikos, who is also a marvellous carpenter, the pair fi…