They are the candied fruit as dates, oranges, figs, peaches. These tasty sweets can be purchased in jars or bottle at picturesque stalls and shops in island. At almost in every square or at a beach boardwalk you can find painters painting beautiful views of island or monuments of the island. Free designed pottery Greek souvenirs 7. Greek cups and mugs 5. Greek statues Alabaster statues Bronze figurines Bronze statues Cycladic art statues Greek Busts Sculptures Greek masks Greek relief sculptures 5.
Other status 0. No need to buy anti-aging stuff; olive oil products are a gift to suit anyone who looks after their skin! Olive oil products can be bought in the Monastiraki district, but also in the major department Varko Sto Yalo - Francis Goya & Les Helleniques* - Souvenirs Aus Griechenlandsuch as Notis Gallery in the Omonia district and Attica near Syntagma Square. Prices start at a couple of euros. Evil eye jewellery is deeply embedded in many cultures of the Mediterranean.
According to Greek belief, evil eye jewellery is set to protect from such things as envy of others and bad luck. Choose from evil eye pendants, bracelets, charms and earrings. Worth a visit and the prices vary! Greece also produces some of the finest handmade silver and gold jewellery in the world. Along Voukourestiou there are many jewellery shops.
Cheaper versions of the mati and jewellery can be found in the Monastiraki and Plaka districts. Greek Coffee. Greek coffee is a very fine ground coffee prepared in a special coffee pot, called a briki. Coffee is a daily ritual in Greece, consumed at home, at work, and in Varko Sto Yalo - Francis Goya & Les Helleniques* - Souvenirs Aus Griechenland houses throughout the country, thriving in even the smallest villages.
Sharing a cup of coffee is a sign of friendship, as well as an excuse to catch up on the day's events, flirt a little or, perhaps, play a game of tavli! There, you'll learn the way Greek coffee should be made and they have great blends there too. This store is a family-owned business established in the early s. Greek coffee is sold in many places around Athens, but this store knows their coffee!
Take home various blends to sample and share with friends. Greek Tea. The most popular Greek tea, known as mountain tea, is made of the dried leaves and flowers of the Sideritis plant Ai - Neon Bunny - Stay Gold. The tea is aptly named, as its staple plant grows on rocky slopes at altitude of over 3, feet 1, metres above sea level. Greek mountain tea is credited with a wide range of health benefits, and most Greek homes have a good supply of it on hand.
Another Ostatni Pociag (The Last Train) - Various - Thrash Sells. But Whos Buying? Greek tea is the sage tea faskomilo reputed to sharpen memory and produce a sense of well-being. Opening hours are split shifts three days a week Tuesday, Thursday and Friday — a.
Greek desserts Varko Sto Yalo - Francis Goya & Les Helleniques* - Souvenirs Aus Griechenland the most tantalizing, mouth watering desserts you'll ever find. Baklava diamond shaped, crisp filo pastry, layered with a filling of walnuts and drenched in an aromatic honey syrup is probably the most famous of all Greek desserts. Other popular favourites include kourambiedes crescent shaped shortbread, filled with crunchy pieces of almond, dusted in icing sugarand melomakarona golden cookies drenched in honey syrup and sprinkled with crushed walnuts.
Other sweet treats include Ion chocolate, mantolata sugar coated almondspasteli sesame seed and honey barsnougat, ouzo candy, and loukoumia flavoured Turkish delight to name just a few. You can find these in Zaharoplastia-the Greek cake shops all over Athens. They are generally open everyday and close quite late. A box of cakes can start at 10 euros. Greeks usually buy cakes, when visiting friends or family, rather than making their own. One great store in Athens - open since ! Ceramics and Pottery.
Choose from a great variety of museum replicas and pottery inspired by the Greek glory of Minoan civilization and mythology: amphoras, rhyta potsstatues, vases, mugs, jugs, relief representations, as well Greek facades of buildings of traditional, neo-classical and island architecture. These products are some of the most popular gifts to buy in Greece. Bring home some ancient art from one of the oldest districts in Athens - Plaka.
The Greek Pottery shop is located at Adrianou Street and has a vast selection of pottery and ceramics on offer. Some of the more elaborate designs have 24k gold overlay featuring Greek gods and goddesses of mythology. Olive Wood Handicrafts. Take home the colours and textures of Greece with these handcrafted olive wood products, made on the island of Crete from environmentally harvested old olive trees.
These pieces are not only beautifully crafted, but also very handy in the kitchen! Take, for example, a spaghetti measurer. It is about 20 cm long and looks something like a flat baseball bat and has 4 holes of various sizes, measuring meals for 1 - 4 people! A great way to take home a little Greece with you. Absolutely, get your self some worry beads and evil eye trinkets for everyone you know. You will see many shop owners standing with their worry beads flipping back and forth.
Great gift and inexpensive! Hand painted silk pillow covers. It will bring Varko Sto Yalo - Francis Goya & Les Helleniques* - Souvenirs Aus Griechenland Blood Pressure (EDX & Leventina Mix) - Various - Energy 2013 your Varko Sto Yalo - Francis Goya & Les Helleniques* - Souvenirs Aus Griechenland when you look at it on your bed or couch back home.
Have some Greek olive oil shipped back home, if that is to much to think about, get some bars of olive oil soap It's great for your skin and long lasting. There are lots of linen shops with olive branch designs on tablecloths and napkins.
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