Most of the people from all over the world love to spend their vacations in Greece because it is one of the most beautiful and charming places of the entire globe. You can have real pleasure and enjoyment over there during your vacations. Greece has the most famous markets of the world containing a variety of items. These items range from crafts and food to special wine and other commodities for daily use. Shopping in Greece always proves to be great fun thanks to the variety available which you can get with you when you return to your home country. You can also bring a number of different types of gifts for your beloved ones. If you are planning to visit Greece during your vacations for the sake of pleasure, you must visit the markets of Athens in Greece. You will realize that visiting these markets in Athens in similar to that of shopping in big cities of the world like New York and Paris. If you are there in Greece in the winter it will be a real amusement for you to bargain while you are out in the market for shopping. If you happen to visit an island in Greece, you will definitely come across a cluster of exclusive items to purchase. These items will always remind you of the most magnificent time you had in Greece.
If you are on a recreational trip in Greece and wish to go for shopping the most important thing is to do change your currency if you do not have Euros with you. As the original currency of Greece is the Euro, like various other states in the European Union, so you cannot use dollars or any other currency in Greece. To solve this problem you will have to visit a bank to change your currency into Euros. Mostly the banks remain open from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. If you are well aware of this problem then you can also change your currency right at the airport, but you can change as enough money required to get going on. If you need some extra money to buy some food, you can use several machines to change your currency. One of the good things is that once you have changed your money into Euros, you can use it in various other countries of the European Union including Italy, France etc.
After changing your currency you can now go ahead to enjoy Shopping in the famous markets in Greece as you are ready to spend your money in the most famous markets of the world. The most famous and fabulous markets are present in Athens Greece namely Plaka and Kolonaki. These markets are open every day especially on Sundays are always crowded with the visitors. Once you enter one of these markets, you will find almost everything you need to buy. You can also find a number of varieties of rugs and scarfs and many other commodities of this type. Most of the customers find some appealing deals on different products in these markets. If you are searching for the shops of clothes makers, you can go to the most famous shopping streets Greece, the Ermou Street which is located near the Plaka market. This shopping street consists of various local and international shops. Some jewelry and shoe stores are also present in Ermou Street where you can select a set of jewelry or a pair of shoes according to your taste. Another famous place for shopping in Greece markets is the Kolonaki district located in Athens. This place is mostly recognized for dressmaking and fashion designs. The most popular tailors and dress designers can be found over there. If you are looking to buy some fancy jewelry, just go to Kolonaki’s Voukourestiou Street and you will find numerous varieties of jewelry. One of the most exciting things is that you can enjoy shopping in Greece according to your budget and requirement. This is possible only due to the presence of all types of varieties in the markets. Once you enter a market, you will surely be able to manage your shopping within your budget.
If you wish to visit another big city for shopping in Greece then simply go to the Thessaloniki. Here you will enjoy your shopping similar to that of Athens market. You will come across a number of designers and shoe stores as that in Athens. You can find separate designers for teens and adults. You can also visit the Agias Sofias Street where you will find some excellent and appealing boutique shops and I want to observe some elite class atmosphere then you should visit Timiski Street. If you are looking for some religious stuff and stoneware you need to walk around the streets of Chalkeo and Kissouras. If you are out for shopping in Thessaloniki and feel hungry, you do not need to search as much for it because this market contains possibly one of the best food markets of the world. Once you enter this food market you will see an excellent display of fish, meat and olives over there and you cannot stop yourself from spending some Euros for such good stuff and to enjoy the real fun in this market. You can also find some of the best furs while shopping in Greece if you want to buy those. Although there is no trend now to buy the furs but some people still wish to buy them. The best furs are found in Kastoria in the Macedonian region. If you are visiting some island in Greece, you can also find opportunity of shopping right there. Most famous is the Island of Kos in Greece which is popular for bathing sponges. Another Island is Crete where almost everything is available and you can purchase things like handwoven rugs and olive oil soaps from this island. You can also find some types of wines and honey.