Stores, Malls or Markets in Santorini Island

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    Found in all restaurants on the island: Split Peas Puree: FAVA

    by greekcypriot Written Aug 15, 2010

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    The split-peas of Santorini are famous all over Greece. Why is that? Well, first of all, they are delicious when pureed. Plus, they cook pretty fast. The split-peas are a basic ingredient of many other dishes; the yellow puree that you get when you boil them marries really well with tomato sauce, capers, onions, meat, octopus and herbs like mint and parsley.

    The split-peas are quite expensive, due to their advantage in cooking, amazing taste and flexibility in a variety of recipes.

    Ask for fava at a restaurant! You will love it! Served as you see in the photo I have!

    What to buy: Buy one or two packs from local groceries or locals selling them in open markets and cook them when you return home.
    They can be given as gift as well to surprise your friends.

    Fava, olives, onions and red wine!

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    All over the island.: Shopping in Santorini can be Expensive

    by greekcypriot Updated Aug 19, 2010

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    Generally shopping on the island is expensive.

    If however you are just visiting Santorini and then returning to your country, it is advisable to buy some local things.

    If on the other hand you are spending just the day in Santorini, because the island is an expensive and popular destination, prices on certain goods can be found a bit overpriced.

    What to buy: Oia on the main street can be considered a bit less expensive to buy souvenirs.

    This is an area where tourists are able to pick up a wide range of things, from souvenirs to specialty items only made locally. One of the favorite stores on this street is Replica, where visitors can purchase actual museum replicas. Replica also sells local statues and pottery.

    Replicas and souvenir shops in Oia

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    Local Cheese - CHLOROTIRI

    by greekcypriot Updated Aug 15, 2010

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    This local cheese is of very limited production, and you will not find anywhere else in Greece.

    It is a white, creamy cheese with a tinge of sour taste. It's made from goat's milk and can be spread on slices of bread or mixed in the Santorini salad (which also includes cherry tomatoes, rusks, lettuce and anchovies).

    Taste it before leaving the island.

    Chlorotiri from Santorini

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    Found anywhere: Santorini Capers

    by greekcypriot Written Aug 15, 2010

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    The caper buds are unique, offering a piquant taste and freshness even when they are dried. That's why they are so extensively used in the local cuisine of Santorini.
    Try them while you are on the island. You will love them.

    The caper flowers are the summer 'roses' of the Mediterranean. You can see them hanging from the southern crevices of the Caldera rock and from the white-washed walls of old Cycladic houses.

    What to buy: Buy a small jar as a souvenir from the shops of Santorini.
    You can offer them as a gift to your friends.

    Santorini Capers

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    Try them anywhere: Local Delicacies of Santorini

    by greekcypriot Written Aug 18, 2010

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    The fertile volcanic soil grows wonderful aromatic tomatina or tiny cherry tomatoes which are renown for their distinct flavour.
    Try tomatokeftedes! They often find their way into tomatokeftedes or meatless ‘meat balls’, made with tomatoes, herbs and butter and no meat.
    Also try Chloro Fresh Cheese, and don't leave without tasting the local wines. ( A bit sweet for me though)!

    One can also find small white eggplants on the island, known as the apple of love.
    Try Melitinia cheese pies popular during Easter, and taste Fava in a restaurant.

    Santorini has also got some distinct desserts, among them koufeto – a spoonsweet prepared with honey-soaked almonds and is served at weddings.

    Local Wine in Santorini

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    VARIOUS SHOPS: SHOPPING IN OIA

    by LoriPori Updated Jun 22, 2007

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    If it's souvenirs you're looking for, Oia and Fira have plenty of them. Lots of T-shirts, beach towels, beach bags, post-cards, calendars, paintings, prints, you name it. All designed to get you to buy something to bring home or a gift for somebody back home. I bought a 2007 / 2008 calendar with beautiful Santorini views and I bought a "Santorini" beach bag, both useful items.

    What to pay: I paid 8 Euros for the beach bag and 4 Euros for the calendar.

    Souvenir shop in Oia
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    Local tavernas: APOCHTI ....(kind of meat)

    by greekcypriot Written Aug 15, 2010

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    Apochti is the center loin of pork.

    When processed or cured, this pork can be used in recipes several days later. To use it, you have to first clean it and rinse it well under tap water and then sprinkle it with salt and let it stand to drain for 2 hours.

    Consequently, you can soak it in vinegar for three days, then strain it and cure it by treating it with ground cinnamon, placing it in a strainer for six hours, then treating it with savory (chopped) and letting it rest for another six hours and finally treating it with a mixture of black pepper and a little cinnamon and letting it rest for another six hours.

    When the meat hardens a little after you let it air-dry, you'll know it's ready for use.

    What to buy: Ask and taste it in a local restaurant.

    Santorini's Apochti

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    Vin Santo Wine...(ahhh): Never leave for 'home' without it...

    by mapakettle Written Jan 19, 2005

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    Our driver from Dameia Palace Hotel was wonderful. Great fellow.

    After we checked out of the hotel, he took us to meet our ferry, but made a detour first to the place where Vin Santo wine is produced. Vin Santo wine is a sweet dessert wine produced by the tiny sun dried red grapes grown on Santorini. These grapes have very little liquid contained within, but the juice is very sweet, very pure. I have tasted nothing else like it in my life.

    The location of this winery is fantastic. As you can see from the picture it over looks a vast blue sea, sitting on top of the steep cliff. Surprisingly, it is located on the main road to the ferry docks. Don't miss it. Great photo op.

    What to buy: I bought two bottles of Vin Santo wine, two different vintages, and Ma Kettle and I have sampled just the cheaper bottle to date (twenty two euro). It was wonderful. The other bottle was 27 euro, so we should be in for even more of a treat.

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    Any in Oia: Art and Jewelry

    by soccergrrl Written Feb 20, 2004

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    All along the main "street" (pedestrian lane) in Oia, there are shops. Some are full of typical tourist trinkets -- T-shirts, magnets, hats, and postcards. But most are full of lovely local (or at least Greek) art and jewelry. If you can, avoid shopping at mid-day when the crowds from the cruise ships throng the narrow lane.

    What to buy: There are creative gold and silver earrings, carvings from Greek marble and Santorini volcanic rock, paintings and photographs from Greek artists.

    What to pay: There seemed to be items in every price range.

    Looking Down the Lane

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    Shopping around.

    by tere1 Updated Jun 25, 2007

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    What to buy: I must confess that everywhere I go I love shopping for food and wines and I love groceries and markets.

    In Santorini you will see many gold jelllery shops, specially in Fira, but that's a thing I don't care for.
    For food items you can buy excellent olive oil ( I bought one from Crete that is delicious), olives and wines ( Santorini wines are famous).

    Another thing you will see is sea sponges , less expensive than in other places and many bath and beauty items made from Greek ingredients: olive oil, honey and other natural products.

    Before we sailed to the islands Janet and Galatea gently offered us, among other things, some natural beauty Greek products for our trip which are excellent. The brands names are 'Apivita' and 'Korres". I will write a tip on these products in my Athens page.

    Greek handpainted pottery is also a lovely gift for you to buy to your friends and family or to buy for yourself.

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    You Can't Miss This: It's everywhere

    by JennysTravels Written Jul 10, 2007

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    It not one shop in particular, it's all of them. They are squished amongst each other on tiny cobblestone streets. Ladies have fun, men ... patience please. You've got it all here.
    Art, gifts, magnets, playing cards, olive oil soaps, books, local art work, tourist clothing, electronics. Have fun.

    What to buy: What not to buy?

    Goodies, Goodies and more Goodies.  Thank you.  :)
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    Elegant shopping in Santorini

    by Aggeliki Written Aug 25, 2003

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    I think Santorini is an island with the most nice shops in Greece! Shops with nice elegant souvenirs, clothes, accessories, local crafts, art things are in all main places in Santorini.

    What to buy: Local crafts from Lava, and stone of Santorini, wooden crafts, clothes and accesories ( the most different and unique in Greece, I think,) local food: Fava, wine.

    What to pay: expensive prices generally

    interior of a shop in Kamari

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    Shops By Kamari Beach

    by Mikebb Written Dec 24, 2008

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    We visited Kamari for the beach and lunch , however there are many shops catering for the tourist. My wife was interested in the shops but as we had hire car for the day I managed to move her along.

    The shops looked colourful with loads of attractive merchandise.

    What to buy: Typical resort clothes , souvenirs and local crafts.

    Streetside Kamari Village Shops Kamari Village
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    Street Stalls: Sponge it all up!

    by xuessium Updated Dec 10, 2006

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    Natural sponges are found in the waters of Greece....so it's no surprise you get to buy the real thing in Greece and bring it back home and enjoy a great bath with real natural sponges.

    Sponges or Poriferans are animals of the phylum Porifera. They are primitive water dwelling filter feeders that pump water through their bodies to filter out particles of food matter. Sponges represent the simplest of animals with no true tissues, lack muscles, nerves, and internal organs. In common usage, the term "sponge" is usually applied to the skeletons of these creatures alone, from which the animal matter has been removed by maceration and washing.

    There were quite a number of stalls along the streets of Fira, selling a variety of sponges.

    The softer and smoother ones are usually purchased for bathing uses while the coarser ones are reserved for painting and art works.

    What to buy: Sponge it all up!

    SpongeStall
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    MANOS Pastry Shop, Fira, Santorini: MELITINIA: a "Sweet Delight" from Santorini

    by INSULARIUS Updated Mar 14, 2007

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    You can find MANOS Pastry Shop on a parallel street, 50 metres away from the Fira (the capital of Santorini) Central Square.Just ask for it!

    In Greek: Zaharoplasteio=Pastry Shop

    What to buy: Among other sweets of good quality and always fresh, the star is: MELITINIA!

    It is a Santorinian sweet speciality and the best period to find them is around Easter.

    Melitinia (from the Greek word: meli, meaning honey), are small soft pies made of sweet cheese, flour, sugar and honey.

    Do not leave Santorini without trying them!

    What to pay: It depends on the quantity you are going to buy, but you should count around 4 Euros minimum.

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