Shopping in Greece

Greece mainly consists of mountains and hills making it one of the most mountainous countries in Europe. Tourism is one of the most important businesses of the country and there are number of tourists who drop in at the country. Your trip will not be complete, without shopping in Greece. A brief overview of shopping in and around the country is given below.

Shopping in Greece and things to buy

Greece is a shopper's paradise as tourists can drop in at various markets, departmental stores, shopping malls, etc in order to buy goods of your choice. Given below are few such items which you ca buy while shopping in Greece:

  • Jewelry
  • Leather Items
  • Rugs and Textiles
  • Designer Goods
  • Perfumes
  • Handicraft Items
  • Traditional Artifacts

Departmental Stores in Greece

There are a number of departmental stores in Greece where you can drop in to buy goods of your choice. You can get everything in these departmental stores and various discounts are offered to its buyers, which is a major draw among tourists. Right from apparels, household items, electrical items, gadgets etc all are available in these stores. If you are hungry while shopping then you can drop in at the food courts, and grab the food of your choice. Given below are names of few such departmental stores:

  • Hondos Center
  • The Mall
  • Attica
  • Notos Galleries

Antique Market and Markets in Greece

If you are in lookout of some cheap items and rare artifacts, then you can drop in at the antique market and the flea markets while shopping in Greece. You can buy stuffs at cheap and you wish you can also bargain the prices. On the other hand if you are in look out of some fresh food products and want to taste various types of local delicacies then you can drop in at the local market, which sell various types of raw and fresh vegetables.

Some of the other places where you can drop in for shopping in Greece are mentioned below:

  • Mykonos
  • Crete
  • Rhodes
  • Kos
  • Plaka
  • Thessaloniki
  • Kolonaki

Shopping Hours and Mode of Payment

All the shops generally remain open on weekdays and are closed on weekends. Most of the shops selling traditional artifacts remain open till late in the evenings. All major cards like credit card, debit card, Master Card etc are accepted in most of the shops and shopping malls, so you need not worry about that. On the other hand, there are few small shops and shops at in the flea markets, do not accept card, so it is advised to carry some money with you.

Travelers check is also widely accepted in all shopping malls, branded shops etc. If you want to avoid additional charges, then it is better to issue checks in Euro, US Dollars or Pound Sterling. Foreign currency can also be exchanged in most of the banks, so foreign travelers can enjoy shopping in Greece.