The Cyclades

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  • 1. Atlantis Books


    One of the great bookshops of the world is an unexpected but welcome treat in Ia. Built into a cave, it is like something from Harry Potter, with handwritten notes, painted ceilings, and books crammed onto every surface. Mostly English language books are stocked, with a great kids section and some very desirable first editions. It is a wondrous place. Ask them to stamp your book with their famous logo for a great souvenir.

    Ia, Santorini, 84702, Greece
  • 2. Fish and Olive Creations

    Art Gallery

    Katherina sells her masterful ceramics and Alexander sells his sensitive jewelry—all with fish or olive motifs. A couple of doors away is their impressive little art gallery.

    Central Plateia, Chalki, Naxos, 84302, Greece
  • 3. Savvas Traditional Greek Products


    The best place to pick up edible mementos of your trip—a taste of sunshine for back home. Greek delicacies from independent producers are featured, from olive oil to wine, from honey to cheeses, and all are very securely packed for safe transport home.

    Xenias, Mykonos Town, Mykonos, 84600, Greece
  • 4. Yria Ceramics and Interior Design


    On Market Street, look for the house with the beautifully carved Parian marble facade to find Paros's most elegantly designed shop. Here, Stelios Ghikas, Monique Mailloux, and daughter Ramona display their pottery from Studio Yria, as well as a carefully chosen range of stylish household items. You can also visit their workshop, perched on a slope in the village of Kostos, and see the beautiful and stunning original designs being made.

    Market St., Paros Town, Paros, 84400, Greece
  • 5. Agricultural Co-operative of Tinos

    Specialty Store

    Tinos produces a lot of milk. A short way up from the harbor, on the right, this little store sells milk, butter, and cheeses, including sharp kopanistí, a Cycladic specialty that pairs perfectly with ouzo; local jams and honeys are for sale, too.

    Megalochori 16, Tinos Town, Tinos, 84200, Greece
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  • 6. AK Art Gallery

    The AK Art Gallery, in a converted flour mill, is the oldest on Santorini and was founded by internationally acclaimed artists Christoforos Asimis and his wife Eleni Kollaitou. He specializes in ethereal images from his home island of Santorini, and her work encompasses elegant jewelry, sculpture, and ceramics. Just outside town is the AK Art Foundation, an impressive space that houses exhibitions and cultural events. There is also a small sister gallery in Ia.

    Ypapantis walkway, Fira, Santorini, 84700, Greece
  • 7. Angelika Vaxevanidou Art Studio

    Art Gallery

    A visit to the whitewashed studio and gallery of award-winning sculptor, mosaicist, and portrait artist Angelika Vaxevanidou is a glimpse into the world of a successful, internationally commissioned artist. The longtime local artist and resident is recognized internationally for her impressive, sensitive, and emotional large-scale colored-pencil portraiture, and on display are works past and present. The studio is open year-round.

    Lefkes, Paros, Greece

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    Rate Includes: Closed Sun
  • 8. Anna Maria Art Gallery

    Art Gallery

    Draped in blue morning-glory vines, this gallery showcases jewelry by Greek craftsmen with bold ancient and Byzantine motifs, but the bulk of the shop is taken over by statuary and island-made marble pieces and other objet d'art. The crowded shop is a delight.

    Tinou 3, Tinos Town, Tinos, 84200, Greece
  • 9. Bit of Salt

    Paros's favorite surf shop sells its own-brand clothing range of hoodies, T-shirts, beanies, and rash vests, which make great souvenirs.

    Naousa, Paros, Greece
  • 10. Ceramica Kymbe


    Inspired by the islands neolithic past, local artists Natalia and David design and create minimalist ceramics in their Plaka workshop. Japanese-like in their simplicity, these are pots for everyday use burnished in the colors of the sea and the earth.

    25 Martiou, Plaka, Milos, 84800, Greece
  • 11. Era Products


    Visit this little jam shop to sample natural jams and Greek fruit preserves, known as spoon sweets, handmade by Yannis Mandenakis; Mandenakis prides himself on only using three ingredients: fruit, sugar, and lemon. You may even catch him working his magic as he mixes, cans, and packages his in-season products right through the screened kitchen door in the shop.

    Sakelliades Ioannis, Chalki, Naxos, Greece
  • 12. Farmers' Market

    Tinos is a rich farming island, and every day but Sunday, farmers from all the far-flung villages fill the square with vegetables, herbs, and kritamos (pickled sea-plant leaves).

    Tinos Town, Tinos, 84200, Greece

    Shop Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Sun., Mon.–Sat. 7:30 am–4 pm
  • 13. Fish Market

    On a little square near the very center of town, local Tinian fishermen sell fresh seafood. Meanwhile, the local pelican (a rival to Mykonos's Petros the Pelican) can often be found cadging snacks from them.

    Tinos Town, Tinos, Greece
  • 14. Galatis Gallery


    Designer Yiannis Galatis has outfitted such famous women as Julie Christie, Elizabeth Taylor, Ingrid Bergman, and Jackie Onassis, but now he focuses on his art gallery with many pieces made out of driftwood.

    Platia Manto Mavrogenous, Mykonos Town, Mykonos, 84600, Greece
  • 15. Halaris Sweet Shop

    Specialty Store

    This shop and bakery is the local go-to for anything traditional and sweet. It's known for Tinian specialties such as almond paste candies called psarakia tinou, and cheesecake bites made with Tinian cheese called gliko tiropitaki tsibiti. You’ll find yourself walking away with little gift boxes filled with your favorites, but before you go, try their homemade ice cream featuring flavors like Greek yogurt raspberry.

    Georgiou Plamari 3, Tinos Town, Tinos, 84200, Greece
  • 16. Handmade Textiles


    Maria Maraki has been looming for decades, and if you're lucky, you may find her sitting at the wheel of her traditional silk and cotton weaving loom behind the shop window. Her creations—cotton table runners, curtains, placemats, and table covers—decorate every corner and wall of the shop. Maraki draws inspiration for her colorful designs from Greek history and her own imagination, but if she's in the shop, ask her to explain her designs.

    Sakelliades Ioannis, Chalki, Naxos, Greece
  • 17. Ilias Lalaounis

    Known internationally, this fine jewelry collection is based on ancient Greek and other designs but reinterpreted for the modern woman. With many of their earrings and necklaces as lovingly worked as art pieces, the shop is as elegant as a museum. New collections are introduced every year.

    Polykandrioti 14, Mykonos Town, Mykonos, 84600, Greece
  • 18. Kampanas

    For a wide selection of handmade leather goods, head to Kampanas. It will be hard to choose from the array of sandals, purses, and belts for both men and women that line the walls. The color choices are wide, and the leather is top quality.

    Mitropoleos 3, Mykonos Town, Mykonos, 84600, Greece
  • 19. Kostas Antoniou Jewelry

    Jewelry & Watches

    Many of Kostas's exquisite gold necklaces and bracelets take their inspiration from the art of ancient Thira and Crete. The shop also sells excellent wines from the family's Antoniou vineyards just south of Fira around Megalochori.

    Fira, Santorini, 84700, Greece
  • 20. Koukla Art

    Jewelry & Watches

    Just off the main drag in a pretty square, Koukla is home to simple, modern creative jewelry from a selection of Greek designers. Non-pushy, the owners will help you select a unique memento of your trip.

    Fabrica shopping center, Fira, Santorini, 84700, Greece

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