Kizhi island: Souvenirs galore
There are a lot of great souvenirshops next to the landing-stage for all cruiseships and another row of souvenirstands you will find as well around the ticketbox of the openairmuseum. Prices are more or less the same, Kizhi is also a popular place to go to for russians, so the type of souvenirs is a bit different from the ones in Moscow and St. Petersburg,
What to buy: Take a look at my photos, it will be hard to decide, what to take home.
They still sell photo-films !
What to pay: Prices are average
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Post Office: stamps, a mailbox & a supermarket
Just a few meters from the ships-landingplace there is a path to the right that gets you to the postoffice and a supermarket, that are both situated inside of a ship.
The shop is open between 09.00am and 08.00pm
What to buy: Sending your postcards from there is easy and in the supermarket you will even get fresh fruits like the bananas in my 3rd photo. The supermarket is quite modern in comparison to other shops that you will find in rural areas of russia.
What to pay: Prices are average.
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Various small kiosks at the entrance: A Postcards’ Maniac Advice:))
What to buy: Why! What else can a postcard maniac advise you to buy first - postcards, of course! Besides being a great memento of any trip in general (and the lightest to carry just as the less likely to get ruined during your voyage), the ones in Kizhi are of surprisingly better quality and assortment than the ones I found in Moscow (which can be pretty awful).
Just come up to a kiosk and select what you like. Different establishments have different cards, and the restaurant (if that thing may be called in such a noble way) on the pier offers much-much more at its post office kiosk. You can also buy stamps and post your card from there.
What to pay: Mmmm... About 6-7 roubles per card, which makes it 0.2-0.3 USD Sets are even cheaper.