The perfect shop for a tourist. Take a shopping basket, fill it up and pay at the counter at the exit. You can even buy fruit and wash it at the fountain in the shop.
What to buy: Soaps, Spices, Oils, fruit and all kind of souvenirs.
* Shops and supermarkets in areas frequented by tourists are usually open all day long, from 9 am to 10 pm.
A periptero is a sort of kiosk that sells all kinds of things, ranging from chocolate and chips, to batteries and magazines. These kiosks are very useful, they can be found easily and many are open 24 hours / day.
* Water in all areas where tourists are likely to find themselves is chlorinated and perfectly safe to drink. Yet bottled water, you will find, is very popular, primarily for conveni ence reasons, and is widely available.
* The sun in Greece is very bright and strong, and a sunscreen should always be applied when sunbathing.
Useful tip: Most TV channels interrupt their regular summer program several times per day to broadcast Sunbathing Report. This report will tell you how long it is advized that you stay in the sun according to the time of day and your geographic location all around Greece.
* Credit cards are honored at practically all hotels, restaurants and shops.
* The drinking age in Greece is 16.
* Taxi drivers in Greece, just like in all popular tourist resorts, might try to take advantage of your infamiliarity with the place you are visiting and overcharge you. In airports and popular tourist reso rts, you will often find a police officer standing by the taxi station, who is there to prevent such conduct.
All: The whole old city is a shop
When making a walk around Kos city you will notice that that the old city center is one big shopping center.
Loads of touristy shops, with t shirts, slippers, hats, junk jewellery and gifts etc etc. You know what i mean.
Between all this there are a few shops selling better or more orginal stuff, so look carefully.
What to pay: Too much, hehe
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Souvenir Shops: Kitsch from Kos
It is difficult to walk along the sea front or through the old town without passing some the souvenir shops. Whilst the goods same seem kitschy the kids enjoyed looking around. Typical souvenirs include Ouzo or olive oil, hand-painted ceramics, T-shirts and baseball caps in the traditional colours blue and white or boxes with the famous Island Wine, of which the people Kos are especially proud.
What to buy: Typical souvenirs include Ouzo or olive oil, hand-painted ceramics, T-shirts and baseball caps in the traditional colours blue and white or boxes with the famous Island Wine, of which the people of Kos are especially proud.
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This is a small indoor market in Kos town.Selling fruit and vegetables, local produce and some touristy items.
What to buy: I bought packs of herbs here, origano etc. You can also buy olive oil, honey and they have sea shells and sponges for sale also.
What to pay: average prices
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Divas: Nice clothes
At the end of the holiday season Divas will reduce some of their stock and you get them at bargain prices.
What to buy: Ladies clothing to suit every budget.
I bought a top at the end of the holiday season. I know I can not get anything as nice as that back home.
What to pay: My beautiful pink top that I bought cost me £3.50. A great price.
Kos town is a great place for shopping. There are cosy alleys all around town with many souvenir shops.
Kos Market: Mulling in the Market
In the centre of Kos town is a small market hall that specialises in spices, herbs, oil, fruit, vegetables and wine, along with selected souvenirs of sea shells and sponges.
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