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Greece - Special products to buy while there?

Aug 11th, 2003, 05:03 AM
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Greece - Special products to buy while there?

Hi everyone.

Any favorite products you must buy when travelling to Greece? Brand names, suggestions, and where to buy would be most helpful and appreciated.

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Aug 11th, 2003, 07:03 AM
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No brands, just street market stuff: Olives, olive oil, Ouzo, hand painted plates, cotton clothing, kitchen towels.
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Aug 11th, 2003, 07:23 AM
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Silver (or gold) jewelry, flokati rugs, handmade pottery, woolen fisherman's sweaters.
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Aug 11th, 2003, 10:23 AM
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Pastelli, pistachios, honey (with or without fruits or nuts preserved in it), Metaxa brandy and yes, ouzo. Get them all from any supermarket.
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Aug 11th, 2003, 10:33 AM
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I love my Greek Fisherman's hat.
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Aug 11th, 2003, 11:10 AM
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Do supermarkets in Greece accept credit cards?

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Aug 12th, 2003, 09:23 AM
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Anyone else, please?

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Aug 14th, 2003, 09:32 PM
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I think most of the bigger Greek supermarkets accept credit cards. That's speaking relatively, because even tiny corner shops call themselves supermarkets in Greece

Visa seems to be the most widely acccepted ime.
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Aug 16th, 2003, 06:23 AM
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I used my VISA card all over Greece, but found that I could get better prices (especially with jewelry) if I paid by cash (local currency) or traveller check (USD). I opted for the cash payment & got great deals on the gold & silver items purchased. Buy LOTS of Olive Oil soap. It's wonderful,cheap, sold all over the place, packaged attractively and sells for 7 times more in the New England area! Don't bother with the natural sea sponges you see everywhere, mine fell apart after only a few uses. Enjoy this wonderful area!
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Aug 20th, 2003, 04:17 AM
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Anyone familiar with the large department stores in Athens and Rhodes?

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Aug 20th, 2003, 04:40 AM
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I LOVE the 18 and 22k gold Byzantine style jewelry! And olive oil! Our last trip we toted home a 5 liter can of incredibly good stuff. Olive oil soap, honey, nuts...lots of good stuff there!
 

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