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There is definately something for everybody. The trendier female element meets at Mezzo Mezzo or Due in M. Theotoki Street for a spot of windowshopping. The younger set probably prefers Mega Sport for stylish street gear. We liked just to move on and hiked our way towards Filarmonikis, Filellinon and Palaiologou where we saw that the picture started to change, gradually becoming a colouful bazaar. This is where we found the famous olive wood carvings, the finest examples (together with the pottery) of local folk art. We stayed for a while and especially the olive wood shop had our attention. To us it looked like it has just popped out of some fairytale book (have a look at the picture of this tip). There were some beautiful things that were unusual and very reasonable prices plus the shopowner was the perfect gentleman.
Around Plateia Dimarchiou and south of this square the shops are fewer and have a more personal style. Antique shops, second-hand dealers and ethnic boutiques with articles from all over the world awoke our consumer instincts, because we have a taste for the old and the exotic. After this we visited one of the few remaining traditional furniture-makers, like Souzos. Finally we made our way back to the Spianada (Esplanade) and we knew that we were getting there, because all of a sudden all the touristic souvenir shops popped up. Time for our nice cold beer!
Theme: Local Craft
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