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Go Shopping While in Kos, Greece

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The Greek island of Kos is one of those places that you will absolutely love visiting. While here, there are a lot of things you can do, such as see the sites and lounge at one of its beautiful beaches. You’ll also, no doubt, want to go shopping while here, whether to find souvenirs to bring home, or to find unique items to enjoy during your stay. Here’s a look at some of the things you will need to know while here:

Shop Where the Locals Do

One of the best experiences you can have while shopping here is to go where the locals do. If you know people on the island, it will be easy for you to shop where they do because you can simply ask them. If you don’t know anyone, you can always ask a tour guide, ask at your hotel, or even hire a local guide. You may even be able to find a local shopping tour! Your goal should be to find out where to find the best places to find local products. A tourist shop isn’t always the best place to find traditional items like olive oil, for example.

Paying for Your Purchases

Although many places throughout Greece do take credit cards, you really can’t rely on it. What if you want to buy Greek olive oil or honey from a local farmer, or some traditional cheese? Not all of these places take credit card and if you don’t have enough cash, you may be missing out on a great experience. It is not uncommon in Greece to buy local products directly from the artisans and farmers, and most of these people don’t accept credit cards.

If you do decide to use credit cards, you will want to make sure you are making the best choice. Each card you own may have different rules when it comes to making foreign transactions. You will want to check on these fees so that you can maximize your purchases while in Greece. Some cards charge higher fees than others!

Visit Popular Shops

You can find shops that sell all kinds of items, such as local products, fashions, souvenirs, and more. The question is, where should you go to find these shops? Well, visit any of the villages or larger towns on the island and you are sure to find some good choices. You can’t go wrong in the main town of Kos, whereto will find anything from local wines and cheeses to commercial products. You can even find local art and handmade products in shops throughout the island! You just need to give yourself enough time to browse all the stores that you want!

While visiting the Greek island of Kos, you will want to take the time to go shopping when you’re not seeing the other sites.

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