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Shopping


Corfu's larger resorts all have supermarkets and touristy shops. Popular souvenirs include hand-made jewellery, lace, ceramics, pottery, and olive-wood sculptures. Visitors will find the best choices in Corfu Town, which is the main commercial centre.

Shopping in the town is generally more exciting than using the resort stores, which can be rather soulless. Also, visitors are more likely to find good bargains and authentic treasures where locals shop.

In more rural areas, vendors sell home-made olive oil, honey, and wine from street stalls. Haggling is expected. One of the best souvenirs is the kumquat liqueur. Most shops close over lunch time, but are open late, particularly during peak season. Travellers visiting Corfu in winter may find that some shops and restaurants are closed or have greatly reduced hours. But, things do tend to be cheaper out of season.

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