If you happen to be in Limassol don’t miss this shoe market. You can find the trendiest shoes in the lowest price and you will be surprised by the huge collection.
I was happily surprised when some friends took me there. It is about a noble building that satisfies the European specs. It is the biggest shoe shop in the whole of Cyprus and a gem in Limassol. It fits in 1.300 square metres with much space on comfortable and cozy grounds with shoes from all over the world, and all kinds of accessories.
It is impossible to leave without buying at least 3 pairs and then probably return the next day to buy some more. It is not only popular to locals throughout the country but also with tourists and people coming to buy from here from the north part.
It is about the popular chain stores with the biggest collection and the best price ever in the European market. They are importing and also selling whole sale throughout the island.
What to pay: You will pay really the least here and you will love to be on these grounds believe me.
It is really worth visiting this Nut House.
You can find all sorts of Cypriot delicacies, nuts, wines, syrups, spices, oils and spirits.
Dry fruit seem to be of real good quality here.
The quality of the products and the ambience of the shop is so inviting!
A variety of Cypriot wines are also found here....although I would recommend you buy these from the Duty Free shops at the airport.
I found this shop very interesting.
Everything is sold for 3 euro. The goods are not old fashioned or bad or anything.
It is just because many shops close down, and they have collected the goods and sell them in this low price.
The shops sells clothes for both men and women as well as children. Spend a few minutes out there and surely you will find something that suits your taste I am sure.
I bought a pair of tight trousers and the label showed that it was 35 euro. I bought for 3 instead.
Locally produced items are mostly leather goods woven goods, ceramics, silverware, traditional hand-made Lefkaritika lace.
These can be found in souvenir shops throughout the country and the Handcraft centre.
Wines and spirits are very popular in Cyprus as they have been famous for centuries and they are of high quality because of the climate and the way they are being produced.
They can be bought from grocery shops and at the duty free shops when you leave the country.
Shoes, shirts, imported textiles and spectacles are good value for money.
In touristy areas souvenir shops and supermarkets remain open until late in the evenings and all day on Sunday.
In towns, shops remain closed on Sunday, on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.
A week before Christmas and Easter, shops usually remain open until late in the evenings.
Supermarkets close one hour late on Friday evening and on Saturday noon.
Loukoumia is a local sweet product sold everywhere.
I visted recently the village of Phini in the Troodos range and I was informed that there is a factory there producing loukoumia.
I was offered a packet of these delights and they were very aromatic and tasty.
The Yeroskypou loukoumia are also very popular and I suggest that you try them while in Paphos.
Shopping in Cyprus can be a unique experience.
There are big malls in the major towns with a variety of anything.
However, if you are in Cyprus try to buy local products to take back to relatives and friends.
They will surely appreciate it.
Cyprus leather is of good quality, and silverware, lace from Lefkara....but watch out not to buy anything fake!
Halloumi, and Comandaria along with a bottle of Zivania are three popular roducts.
I found some tourists on my previous visit to Cyprus who loved Soutzouko and they carried much of this to take back home.
Pottery is also very popular in some villages in Cyprus.
(Buy your spirits preferable from the Duty free shops) cheaper and you don't have to carry along in the different hotels you might need to visit.
Busy Ayios Andreas and Anexartisias street, not far from the seafront promenade, make a fascinating trip with its quaint buildings and overhanging terraces, under which a cornucopia of small shops vie for attention on this narrow, jostling street. Another important shopping street is Makarios Avenue, where many prestigious boutiques and showrooms are located, as well as small shops of every type
These traditional streets provide an ambiance of the old cobbled path lanes, away from the modern city.
What to buy: Anything traditional, leather, woolen tops, xixa
What to pay: depends
If you are in Limassol, visiting the Old Town District, stop by in this shop. When we were there we were looking for some table runners and we happened to go in this shop. We met Dora, who is a Sales Assistant and she was extremely helpful providing us with all the necessary samples in order to show us anything which we might be interested for. Thanks Dora for your help. You are a genuine and helpful sales woman.
What to buy: Table cloths,
Shopping is Limassol was well nice. The little bustling streets matched the lively character of the people. There are many back lane markets which sells many traditonal and handmade crafts. Jewellery shops embrace the old history of the island with many ancient heroes and historical beliefs engrave in gems. The most important shopping street is Makarios Avenue, where many prestigious boutiques and showrooms are located, as well as small shops of every type. Try getting lost in the ancient streets and you never know it may be a rather rewarding experience.
So you forgot your suntan lotion? A book? Pool supplies? Games for the kiddies? Something to drink rather than dip into the overpriced hotel bar fridge? No worries, in Limassol there is a convenience store on every corner, and in some places a few in between.
There are almost as many kinds of convenience stores as there are kinds of tourists. Some sell groceries and others specialise in souvenirs. Almost all are open either very late or never close. They all want you to spend your holiday money with them.
What to buy: I have noticed that prices vary markedly between various types of stores. The kiosks away from the tourist areas are usually cheaper. However, if you are really on a budget then you should try to go to one of the department stores like Ermes on the sea front near the Holiday Inn, or Chris Cash & Carry on Griva Digeni Avenue.
Orphanides is the largest supermarket with the widest variety, but just because it is large does not mean it has more on offer than Ermes or Chris' unless you are looking for specific brands per se. You will need a car or taxi to visit Orphanides on the main highway near the Pafos round about in the west end of town (i.e. no where near the tourist area).
What to pay: expect to pay a premium for convenience items of 10-20 percent over a department store or supermarket, but less than in your hotel likely
An interesting souvenir shop in the centre of Limassol.
I found prices reasonable and the shop has a variety of different souvenirs in low price.