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St Nicolas Church Cretan cities have prepared many interesting surprises for shoppers. One of the busiest shopping streets is located in Heraklion and is called Daedalou Street. Heraklion is considered one of the most expensive cities for shopping. Chic designer boutiques, perfume salons, as well as luxury jewelry stores are concentrated on its main streets. If you're a fan of such brands as Benetton and Lacoste, you'll definitely like it. On the main street, there are several large sports shops and a number of attractive restaurants.
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For memorable souvenirs, one should go to 1886 Street. Both grocery and non-food stores are presented on this historic street where you can also buy the most popular national delicacies. Local stores sell wonderful Greek cheese, various spices and sweets, and many customers come here specifically to buy fresh crayfish for dinner. As for traditional souvenirs, pay special attention to amphoras in the style of past years. Besides, they sell beautiful designer furniture and home decorations.
Keep searching for luxury clothing and jewelry in Chania. It is believed that it is here that the island's most luxurious jewelry salons are located. Among them, it is worth noting Katerina Garofalaki and Kreta Gold shops known far beyond the borders of Greece. In these jewelry stores, they offer luxury jewelry made of gold and silver with precious stones. Exquisite platinum jewelry is also available here. Apart from jewelry stores, in Chania, you can visit world-class branded stores such as Dior and Gucci. Those who want to buy luxury watches and exclusive accessories will have the opportunity to visit the only Seiko store on the island in Chania. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Hersonissos is recommended to those who're planning to bring a new luxury fur coat and other fur products from the trip. The choice of stores offering fur and leather outerwear is the widest on the island. It's important to keep in mind that bargaining is acceptable even in the most prestigious stores, which usually allows to reduce the price of goods by 10-15%. Besides luxury fur salons, Hersonissos boasts first-class jewelry salons, which please customers with affordable prices.
Orthodox cathedral of Chania For locally produced organic cosmetics, ladies should go to the city of Rethymno that can offer a great deal of specialty stores. It sells wonderful caring cosmetics made from organic ingredients. In many stores, you can choose decorative cosmetics of excellent quality. Local shops will delight shoppers not only with a huge product range but also with affordable prices. Apart from cosmetics stores, Rethymno is also famous for its fur salons.
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Literally every city in Crete has markets, one of the largest and most interesting markets is located in Chania and called Agora Marketplace. Here you can stroll through the rows for hours admiring carefully laid out fruits and seafood on the shelves. A lot of interesting souvenirs are also available here. When it comes to edible souvenirs, tourists most often buy honey and canned olives. Women are primarily attracted to this market by a large cosmetic department. Here there are clothing rows full of inexpensive clothes, swimsuits, and accessories.
Venetian harbour of Chania and Lefka Ori One of the largest souvenir shops in Crete is located in the city of Heraklion - Mayaba Store will impress customers with a variety of handmade souvenirs. It sells the best works from local artisans and artists. All comers will be able to choose wonderful paintings and wall panels, hand-painted pottery and miniature porcelain figurines, which are so popular with budget tourists. Ladies will enjoy beautiful costume jewelry in the national style, and for the youngest visitors, a large selection of toys is presented here. Mayaba Store has souvenirs for every taste and purse, ranging from cheap postcards to exclusive chandeliers and handmade dolls.
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Shopping advices for the whole region around Crete

Shopping advices for Crete. The best spots for buying designer clothes and local delicacies from Greece - shops, galleries, boutiques and outlets. We provide you with the shopping streets map, so you can plan your efficient shopping routes, while hunting for authentic souvenirs, goods, drinks, shoes and clothes in Crete.
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