5 Best Places to Shop in Rhodes and the Dodecanese, Greece

George Triantafyllou

Old Town Fodor's choice
George is a professional iconographer, and one of a half-dozen employed to professionally paint and restore frescoes in the island's churches. His workshop doubles as a small shop, where he sells his remarkable art, handpainted onto wood with pigment and gold, and runs workshops teaching the skills of the Byzantine fresco painters to visitors. Even if you just stop by (it's best to call ahead if visiting), he's an engaging companion and always thrilled to discuss his work. He also paints commissions.

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Workshop Karpetis

Old Town
Lefteris Karpetis spent his early life rattling around his father's goldsmiths, whose old implements and tools scatter his current-day workshop alongside black-and-white stills of his craft. One of few old-school jewelers left in the city, his designs are unique and typically range from €15 to €5,000.