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Ios A tin of olives is one of the most popular Greek souvenirs. Tinned olives with or without different toppings can be found in every supermarket. If you want to buy fresh olives, you should visit the local market. They are sold in many variations here. Try them during your holiday and then buy the olives which you liked most. Olives are not expensive on Ios, so you can try all of them.
Ios is not a large island. Its width is 10 kilometres and the length is about 20. There are not many amusements parks and cinemas, but your child won't be bored on the island. Ios gives the … Open
A bottle of olive oil is a good gift for your mother or a friend. Greeks have been using this product for several thousand years. A bottle of olive oil is a necessary product at every Greek house. You can find it in plastic bottles, 3 or 5 litres jerrycans or gift packages in the shape of amphorae or famous Greek characters and gods. If you have bought olive oil in a tin package, it is better to pour it into a plastic bottle, otherwise, the taste of the product can be spoiled. The best one is cold-pressed Extra-Virgin Olive Oil with the low acidity level.
Olives are also used in cosmetics production. Greeks love natural care products. Soap is the most popular product. It is quite cheap here and there is a variety of smells, from coniferous aroma to chocolate and citrus. Shampoos, lotions, creams and scrubs based on olive oil are also sold here. You should buy these products in pharmacies or specialized shops. However, it is cheaper on markets, but you can't be sure about product composition. Copyright
You can find all the traditional Greek dishes on Ios. Despite the fact, that it is not the biggest island of the Cyclades, there are a lot of taverns. However, there are many catering … Open
Komboloi is a famous Greek accessory. It is a local variant of beads. It is twenty beads strung on a solid thread. Komboloi is not a cult object, it is usually used for a game. The material of the item shows the social status of a person. Komboloi is made of different materials, even precious and semi-precious stones. You can also buy matopetra. This souvenir is well-known among superstitious people. It is believed that this stone protects from the evil eye.
Ios A lot of tourists bring pictures from the island. A great number of artists visit Ios every year. Masters and beginners are fascinated with the beauty of the island. Here are a lot of churches, the population is religious and cult objects are popular. Moreover, you can find different icons here. But you should know that these cult items don’t have any historical value. Pay your attention to local jewellery made of precious and semi-precious stones. Most of them are made in a unique "Byzantine" technique.
Every tourist should know that Greek people have their own gestures. They raise their eyebrows and their whole head upwards, while softly clicking with their tongue. It means «no». When … Open
Be sure to buy a pack of coffee. Greeks love this drink, so you can find a great variety of high-quality coffee on the island. If you love sweets, be sure to buy baklava, loukoumades and nougat. A bottle of local hard drinks can be a good souvenir. Local cognac Metaxa, anise vodka ouzo and grape vodka grappa are extremely popular on the island. Moreover, local wine and beer also deserve your attention. You should definitely bring at least one bottle of retsina. Look for it in the refrigerators of local supermarkets, but but not on the shelves with wine because it is served chilled.
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♥   Outlet 'McARTHURGLEN factory outlet ATHENS' Building Block E71, Yalou, 19004, Greece, 186 km from Ios Island. On the map

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Hondos Center stores are located throughout the country. There are about 80 shopping centers. There, you can buy goods for the house, clothes, and souvenirs or gifts. When buying for more than 120 euros, guests of the country can use the tax free system and return the value-added tax. To do this, you must ask the seller to give a check and a special form. The seller must print it, otherwise the form will be invalid at the customs. Leaving the country, it is necessary to show documents in a dedicated department at the customs. The VAT in the mainland Greece is 23%, while on the islands it is 16%. … Open
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