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Shopping


Shopping in Santorini offers a range of lovely holiday purchases, the most popular being gold and amber jewellery. The island's cobbled lanes are flanked by jewellery shops, boutiques, galleries and leather shops, as well as stores selling local handicrafts and souvenirs. The Hondos Center and the Fabrica Shopping Center in Fira are popular shopping destinations for jewellery and fashion items such as clothing, bags and shoes. Oia has great Art Deco galleries to browse, as well as shops selling gold jewellery and handmade wooden artefacts. Santorini is also a wine-producing region in Greece, so a bottle of wine is a popular souvenir. Keep in mind that Santorini prices are generally higher than in most parts of Greece; if you are island-hopping shop for special, unique items in Santorini which has great but expensive handicrafts, and shop more broadly and extensively on one of the more reasonable islands. For those who are self-catering on Santorini there are grocery stores and the like from which to buy supplies. Those visiting in winter may find that some of the shops and restaurants are closed or have greatly reduced opening hours, but what is available will be cheaper off-season.

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