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Olive oil is very popular on Hydra, it can be found everywhere. It is connected with the peculiarities of national cuisine, Greeks add oil to almost all of the dishes. You can buy oil in 1,5-litre bottles or 3 and 5-litre jerrycans. If you want to buy it for your friend, you can find oil in souvenir package in the shape of amphorae or Greek gods. The best product is cold-pressed Extra-Virgin Olive Oil. The second place goes to Virgin Olive Oil. Pure Olive Oil is produced with the addition of refined oil which is better used for frying but not for salad seasoning. Try to choose oil with low acidity level.
Despite the fact that Hydra was inhabited before our era, there are no ancient monuments on the island. The reason is that not a lot of people lived on Hydra during the heyday of Hellas and … Open
However, not all of the olives on Hydra are used in oil production. If you love fresh olives, you should definitely go to the local markets. There are many types of olives. They are of the same quality but have a different taste. The best tinned olives with different toppings are sold in local supermarkets at low prices. An interesting souvenir from the island is an olive paste which has an unusual taste.
Greeks love natural products and they try to produce natural cosmetics. The most popular product for face and body is handmade natural soap based on olive oil. It is produced with different flavouring additives. You can also find here shampoos, conditioners, scrubs and masks made of natural ingredients. They are usually produced with the addition of olive oil or mastic. You should better buy these cosmetic products in pharmacies or specialized shops. The price can be lower on markets but you can't be sure about the composition of the goods. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Going to Hydra, remember that wheeled transport is completely prohibited on this island which area is only 55 square kilometres. You won't see any buses, cars, motorbikes and even bicycles … Open
Different local sweets can be easily carried home. You can buy honey or lokum and baklava here. There is a wide choice of nougat and kozinaki on Hydra. They are delicious desserts which you can bring to your relatives. If you love coffee, be sure to buy a pack of local coffee on Hydra. A bottle of local wine is a nice gift too. There are more than 70 different types of wine on the island. You can also try homemade wine in local taverns. Be sure to buy a bottle of local retsina. Local cognac metaxa, anise vodka ouzo and grape vodka grappa also deserve your attention.
Hydra Hydra is considered to be the perfect place for artists. A lot of outstanding Greek artists were born here and masters from all over the world come to Hydra to find a muse and capture amazing views. You can buy their works at attractive prices. Icons and cult items are also popular on the island. This is not surprising with so many churches on the island. But don’t believe fraudsters, the icons have no historical value.
Hydra isn’t characterized by an abundance of large-scale beaches, but guests can choose from one of the picturesque bays. Most noisy beaches are in close proximity to the port area, … Open
One more interesting local souvenir is komboloi, Greek beads. Despite the fact that Greeks are religious people, komboloi is not a cult object and it is used only as a thing for relaxation and concentration. Beads are made of different materials from wood to semi-precious stones. One more traditional Greek souvenir is matopetra. It is well-known among superstitious people. It is believed that this stone protects from the evil eye. Pay your attention to fur products, local lace and embroidered napkins, towels and tablecloths.
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Designer outlets in Hydra Island and nearby
♥   Outlet 'McARTHURGLEN factory outlet ATHENS' Building Block E71, Yalou, 19004, Greece, 80.8 km from Hydra Island. On the map

Shopping in Greece

Greece is popular among tourists not only for its unlimited opportunities for cultural tourism and beach holidays. It can become a paradise for a shopaholic. Twice a year, there are sales in the country. Winter sales start in January, and the summer discounts are set in the middle of July. By the end of the season lasting about a month and a half, discounts in stores and shopping centers can reach a record 70 percent. Real Greek goods - olive oil, fruits, spices, honey, and cheese - are bought at markets. The temperament of the Greeks suggests bargaining. You can reduce the price to 50% of the declared price. Greece is also widely known for its fur coats. The fur capital of the country is the town of Kastoria. … Open
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Shopping advices for the whole region around Hydra Island

Shopping advices for Hydra Island. 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 Hydra Island.
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