what to buy: what to buy
If you are interested in local products try some amygdalota (desserts based on almonds), kopanisti (soft spicy cheese) louza (air dried meat), sausages (seasoned with salt, oregano, savory, pepper and other spices and have higher content of lean than fat). We also tried bread from local bakery (pic 3).
There are many galleries with unique but expensive items, also lots of jewelry stores and of course stores with clothes, don’t forget that the island attract many posers, celebrities and models :)
Although you can just walk around and enjoy the picturesque town a guidebook is always helpful. Most stores sell small guidebooks that will give you lot of information about the island and its history. And if you do the side trip to Dilos you will need to know how important Dilos was in ancient Greece.
If you are here for relaxation just grab some cheap magnets for your friends back home or some black and white postcards (pic 4)
Matogianni str. shopping
The Matogianni street is the main shopping street of the island.Lots of shops of any kind, jewelrys,local souvenirs,small cafes and restaurants,but also high end boutiques and top designers.Also you will find great home decorations of sea-wood, antiques and special paints.
Really full market with all range of prices.
What to buy: For clothes check; First, PrinceOliver, LakisGavalas, CarlaG., Carouzos and Soho-Soho.
Also give a better look to greek designers like .LAK and Parthenis.
Eccentrics is a shoe must for ladies... (is one street over Matogianni)
Women should definetely buy a pair of trendy sandals made by locals. (a hidden shop is in little Venice on the opposite side of the windmills,where the taverns end).
A visit worth to Minas, a fantastic jewelry you must see even if you wont buy anything.It is possitioned oposite the most famous gay bar,Pierro's.
Also spend a lot of time in cross roads cos you'll find real treasures...
What to pay: Depents on what to buy
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adjacent to petassos beach hotel: For really good quality "designer" sunglasses
This store has everything.., food and drinks to take away, sort of like a convenience store. They've also got beach essentials too.
What to buy: Ok so the thing I bought from this store is so much a great mykonos souvenir but anyway you should stop here just for the great fake shades. I got a cool pair of bottega venetas for 12 euro and have gotten so many compliments and everyone thinks they're real, including me sometimes!.., they also have all of the major designers for sunglasses
What to pay: 10-14 euro
Streets of Mykonos: Souvenir hunting
The whole of Mykonos is a shopping adventure. Typical streets in Mykonos, very narrow and paved in stone. In summer you get human traffic jams. In spring, you get lost as it is such a maze but this is part of the fun.
If you see something you like, get it as you may not find the shop again :)
What to buy: Local handicrafts, clothes, jewellery. Many branded shops here
What to pay: More expensive than other parts of Greece
Ahh the siesta
Most of the shops close from about 2 to about 6 pm, then they are all open until just after midnight. So check with your hotel if you are planning to go shopping. The only time that the shops are open during these hours is when a cruise ship docks...
many, various: get out your credit card!
there are loads of individual boutiques selling interesting clothes, jewellery etc
What to buy: If you're ms beckham you can find all the delights of a long day in london in a few hours of wandering in mykonos....but seriously dont forget your jeans or something cause you wont be able to pick up a few cheap items to cover you for the holiday....unless you wear t-shirts with pictures of mykonos on them!
What to pay: plenty
Giora's Wood Bakery: Pastries from a traditional bakery
In what looks like a bakery out of the middle ages, there is a great selection of pastries and breads.
What to buy: Anything that takes your fancy!
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