Athens: The Plaka, a
bustling lively area at the foot of the Acropolis is, is
full of tourist shops selling souvenirs of varying
quality. Here you will see hundreds of replica statues
and vases. The shop assistants can be very persistant and
sometimes try to physically pull you into their shops.
Jewellery, especially silver, is superb and not expensive
and leather is also good. A reliable jewellery
shop in Athens is Kosmima at 51
Credit cards are fairly widely accepted but in the flea
market particularly, cash enables a little gentle
Dried fruit and nuts in Athenas Street are wonderful (get
some in for your Christmas cake).
Whisky, gin etc. are as cheap in super markets at little
more than half UK prices. Single malt will be rather more
than this but still a good buy. (However much you liked
Retsina and Ouzo in Greece, they rarely taste as nice
with UK food & weather, so may not be worth lugging
Corinth, Olympia, Delphi and especially Nauplio
also have good shops.
will not always take credit cards but cash machines are
available in most towns, and hotels will usually give a
fair price for traveller's cheques.