The truth is, a very familiar expression: "Is everything in Greece"? And tourists who have visited there, this will confirm. Do shopping in Crete and buy branded (and not only) clothes, shoes, fur and leather products has become a familiar phenomenon.
Peculiarities of calculation for goods
There are cities on the island, such as Chania andRethymnon, where you can buy all this at relatively low prices. In addition, there is a network of specialized stores selling fur products, in particular fur coats. These stores provide guests arriving to Crete free travel to this shopping center from the hotel or hotel and back. Sellers love when they are traded, and are inferior if the calculation is in cash. By the way, if you decided to do shopping in Crete during your tour, please store cash. First, ATM machines are not very common in the cities of the island. Secondly, by calculating a card, you do not get a discount, let alone increase the price by at least five percent, and not in all stores you can pay by credit card. Do not like traders electronic money. What good is shopping in Crete? You can buy goods not only during the day, but at night. Shops with antiques and souvenirs work around the clock.
Of course, those who love branded clothes and shoes,it is better to go to the administrative center of Crete - Heraklion. Very popular is the shopping center "Talos Plaza". Here you can buy handmade fabrics and shoes, lace of local craftsmen, souvenir knives of all shapes with and without inlay. In Heraklion, on Daedalus Street, there are boutiques with the works of famous designers. To buy leather and fur products, very beautiful souvenirs made by local craftsmen, can be found on 1866-Street (1866 street). There is a large children's supermarket in Heraklion - JUMBO. To get around it and just look at the products, one day is not enough.
What kind of shopping in Crete without visiting the markets? Here, products are purchased mainly by local residents, and not by tourists, so prices are much lower for all goods. Inexpensive, you can buy lemons and seasonings from herbs growing on the island.
You can plan shopping on the island of Crete inthe time of summer-autumn (August-September) and winter (January-February) sales, when prices fall from 30 to 80 percent. Vendors love that the goods sold during the season, for which they make good discounts. In Crete, the price of an industrial group of goods is much lower than in Russia and the CIS. There is no tax on imports in Greece. For the sake of this, you can arrange for yourself a gift tour - shopping in Crete. 2013 was characterized by a decrease in prices for fur, leather and ceramic products in the seasonal sale of August-September by 70%.
Shopping by shopping, but everyone, when leaving home,takes away a piece of Greece in souvenirs and presents to those who are waiting at home: good vintage wines, ceramics, olive oil, handmade soaps, honey. If you do not have time to buy something, at your service store in the airport - Duty Free, where you can buy a good product, sometimes brand, but unrealized last season.