Rhodes is a great place to shop, with a vast selection of jewellery, ceramics, carpets and leather goods, as well as local wine, honey and olive oil on sale. The best shopping in Rhodes is in the Old Town, which has outlets selling modern, classic and antique reproduction jewellery, as well as leather goods available on Socrates Street. Near the Palace of the Prince Grand Master there is a shop with antique carpets, paintings and porcelain. Be warned that many shops in Old Town close between November and March when tourists are scarce.
Local thimati honey can be bought in the villages of Siana and Vathi, while hand-woven carpets are sold in the villages of Lindos, Afandou and Archangelos, and in some of the monasteries. Lace and embroidery are also available in various shops throughout the island. The Ministry of Culture Museum has a shop selling reproductions of ancient statues, friezes, tiles and vases.
The town of Rhodes has outlets offering local wines, Greek olive oil and some uniquely-styled shoes, as well as the usual book stores and clothing retailers. Ceramics are available from the Keramik factory outlets, and there are numerous gift shops near the main beaches selling cheap souvenirs, T-shirts and beachwear, along with colourful seashells that are more often than not imported from other places.
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