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    "TO PALIO VIVLIOPOLIO" Bookstore: "Books again:!

    by INSULARIUS Updated Aug 1, 2009

    To "Palio Vivliopolio" (in Greek means: the Old Bookshop) is a big and pleasant bookstore with a big selection of books in Greek language mainly, but don't worry, you will find all those books you need in foreign languages about Naxos, Greece and general litterature. Plus postcards, calendars, printings, gifts, roughly all those items you would ask from a serious bookstore.

    What to buy: Books, calendars, postcards, stationery, printings, gifts.

    What to pay: It depends.

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    "PROMPONAS Liqueur Shop": "Try and buy: "KITRON", the local liqueur"!

    by INSULARIUS Written Oct 28, 2008

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    Since 1915, PROMPONAS Wine and Liqueur Makers have been producing in the traditional way the local Naxos liqueur.

    Kitron or Citron is a unique liqueur, which is only produced and found in the island of Naxos.It is a pure extract of citrontree leaves, without any chemical preservatives, unique taste and fine heady aroma.

    PROMPONAS is one of the two local Kitron makers.You will find the Promponas Shop (I would call it: a "Liqueur Boutique", it is so lavishly decorated with so many bottles of any size), on the Naxos Seafront (Paralia), just some metres away from the main port.Except the "Kitron Liqueur", which is the speciality of the shop, you will find also some other products made by Promponas, like: wines (Bacchus and Ariadne), traditional preserves, made from fruits, as well as many other famous products from the wine and liquor sector.

    Just remember that kitron tasting is highy recommended and encouraged and free of charge! Ask for that as you are passing by!

    What to buy: Kitron Liqueur
    Wines
    Preserves

    in wonderful and appealing packages!

    What to pay: Prices start from 3 euros.

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    "PETALOUDA ART GALLERY': "Buy paintings from a Naxos Gallery"

    by INSULARIUS Written Sep 30, 2008

    If during your trips around the world, you like to buy art objects from galleries or you just like to visit art galleries, here is a suggestion for your next trip to Naxos: pay a visit to "Petalouda Art Gallery"!

    Actually, there are two galleries under the same name, owned by Mr. Guy Pouzol, a Frenchman living in Naxos.The first one is at the entrance of the Old City of Naxos and the second one inside the Castro of Naxos from the Paraporti entrance.

    Petalouda Art Gallery is specialized in painting and sculpture of French artists or of foreign artists creating in France.

    What to buy: Paintings and sculptures.

    What to pay: Art objects start from EUR 100.

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    "ANTICO VENEZIANO": "ANTIQUES in an extraordinary setting"!

    by INSULARIUS Written Aug 26, 2008

    A unique and extraordinary place in a unique and extraordinary setting: "ANTICO VENEZIANO" Antiqueshop!

    Up to the Castro of Naxos, there is a unique antiqueshop.Even, if you do not intend to buy any antiques or similar stuff, it worths your visit, just to admire its unique setting: a place, where it used to be the Ancient Acropolis of Naxos.The Antiqueshop is on a basement, supported by four authentic ancient Greek columns!

    Magic, nostalgia, admiration, surprise, excitement, are some of the emotions that you are going to experience.So, surrender!

    What to buy: From postcards of Old Naxos to the most sophisticated antiques and sculptures.

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    In every greengrocery or at the producers': "Tasty Potatoes"

    by INSULARIUS Updated Apr 2, 2008

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    The Island of Naxos is very famous everywhere in Greece for its patatoes.You could certainly call Naxos as "the potato island"! I do not know the secret, but the Naxian potatoes are so delicious!

    Ask for them, buy them, eat them!

    What to buy: Potatoes!!!

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    "ZOOM"!: "General Store"

    by INSULARIUS Written Apr 1, 2008

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    When you travel to the Greek Islands, you always need a general store from where you can buy all those little things, which make your trip pleasant and, at the same time, you can not do without them.In that case, what you need is: ZOOM!

    What to buy: There is a complete Photo Service: you can buy or develop your photo films, or print your photos in 60 minutes.

    A huge variety of books, in Greek, as well in many foreign languages, from literature books to tourist guides and art books.

    All the Greek newspapers and magazines.

    All the major foreign newspapers and magazines in a variety of languages.I think the only foreign language missing is Swahili!

    All your "favourite tourist stationery": from postcards to writing pads and pencils.

    A big collection of souvenirs.

    Toys, batteries and sun glasses.

    What to pay: It depends on what you buy!

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