Santorini is not just for fun, beaches, and parties; it also has great places that promise an amazing shopping experience. We’re talking about souvenir shops selling high quality and unique items around Santorini. Here are some of the best souvenir shops you should check out when you visit the island.
Located near the central cathedral, a very beautiful place in Oia, Epilekton is regarded by many visitors as one of the best places to get quality souvenirs. They offer so much for visitors including mementos, trinkets, t-shirts, etc. tourists have found Australian dollars and calendars, dating back over 50 years in this place. Owner of the store, Tasos, is also a very friendly person who ensures that his customers get the very best of items they deserve. So many surprises await those who appreciate value.
The Good Heart
After enjoying great Greek meals and drinks in the restaurant, you can then move to the souvenir section to get cool stuff for yourself. Here you’ll find things like homemade jam, traditional Greek sweets, olive oil, pickles, and wine, etc. What makes The Good Heart Store great is that whoever you are, you’ll always find something for you to take back home to your friends and family.
If you love books then, you should get yourself to this place. Atlantis Books is an independent bookstore established by a group of friends with the purpose of providing visitors with a large collection of quality reads. You’ll also find great quotes, idioms, photographs, excerpts, musings, etc. There are all types of books here including non-fiction and fiction books written in different European languages. The place is quirky and has a community feel that forces you to relax and enjoy the day. Charming details also makes this bookstore the perfect place to be. There are scrabble tiles marking on the wall, murals on the ceiling showing major events in the owner’s life, and a comfortable and cozy environment that makes you want to stay.
Having a pair of Greek sandals is one of the first steps to getting yourself into the mood of enjoying everything Santorini has to offer. Leatherwork is a century-old tradition here, and every item in this store is made by hand. Sandal workshop is a family business that caters to both locals and tourists. Sandals are handmade from the finest Cretan material with the intention of delivering high-quality sandals, for men and women, in different ranges and sizes.
You can’t write about souvenir shops in Santorini without talking about wines. If you’re tired of the crowd and want to get yourself again, you can just walk to the Venetsanos Winery. Established in 1947, the family-run winery features a mini-museum that discusses the history of the place including the processing techniques. Another awesome thing about this place is that visitors are allowed to sample wine products including Mandilaria, Liasto, Assyrtiko, Nykteri, and Anaggalis, at the scene. You can always select any kind of wine bottle and take it home as a gift to your loved ones.