Shopping in Skiathos offers a vast selection of goods, including designer labels, jewellery, antiques and leather goods. There are a number of shops selling ceramic, pictures and embroideries, as well as local crafts and folk art. Colourful seashells are a common sight in shops, but most are actually imported from other places and if you are interested in buying some it is a good idea to ask where they are from as it can be saddening to buy a Greek souvenir imported from another country. Archipelago is a shop adjacent to the Papadiamandis House, and has some beautiful sculptures for sale, and nearby Gallery Seraina has some unique glass lamp shades. Galerie Varsakis, in Trion Ierarchon Square, sells high-quality folk antiques, embroidered linens and gorgeous rugs from around the world. The resort areas have all the usual tourist stores but for genuine treasures and often cheaper purchases it is best to seek out the local shops - it is also nice to know you are supporting the local community. The tourist shops are generally open daily from 9am to 10pm but the local shops tend to close for lunch.
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