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Pigadia sunset You should definitely buy a bottle of olive oil as a gift for your friends or family. It is a traditional Greek souvenir. Greeks have been using this product for several thousand years. They are proud of this product and you can find a wide range of olive oil on Karpathos. The best one is cold-pressed Extra-Virgin Olive Oil with the low acidity level. You can find it in plastic bottles, jerrycans or gift packages in the shape of amphorae or famous Greek characters. 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.
Karpathos reached its height in 5-6 century A.D, during the times of the greatest power of ancient Greek civilization. Romans, Byzantines, Turks and Venetians visited the island. Each of … Open
Olives themselves are also popular on Karpathos. They are sold in many variations. Try them during your holiday and then buy the olives which you liked most. The best place where you can buy fresh olives is the local market. Canned olives with different toppings can be found in every supermarket. Moreover, olives have a long storage life, so you can easily bring them home.
Greeks love natural products. Natural cosmetics based on olive oil is has become popular in Greece and you can also find it on Karpathos. Soap is the most popular product. It is quite cheap here and there is a variety of smells, from chocolate to lavender. Shampoos, lotions, creams and scrubs are based on olive oil too. 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
Karpathos is an ideal place for those who are keen on walking. The island has recently started to develop as a touristic place, that’s why there are many virgin natural objects. … Open
You can bring leather items from Olympos. Local shoes are famous for their unique style, quality and price. Many tourists also buy lace and pottery here. A lot of tourists bring pictures from the island. A great number of artists visit Karpathos 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. You can find absolutely different items, from canonical images to a carved face. There are also icons with frameworks of precious and semiprecious stones and metals.
Pay your attention to local jewellery made of precious and semi-precious stones. Most of them are made in a unique "Byzantine" technique. One more Greek souvenir is Komboloi. 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. You can also buy matopetra. This souvenir is well-known among superstitious people. It is believed that this stone protects from the evil eye.
Karpathos won’t disappoint fans of beach recreation, as a choice of scenic stretches of coast is more than notable. Agios Minas Beach is reasonably considered one of the most beautiful … Open
The most popular soft drink on Karpathos is coffee. Greeks love this drink, so you can find a great variety of high-quality coffee on the island. Moreover, you can buy a coffee machine and a cezve here. 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 also deserves your attention. You should definitely bring at least one bottle of retsina. Look for it in the refrigerators of local supermarkets, but not on the shelves with wine because it is served chilled.
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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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