Shop on Matoyianni Street in Mykonos Town
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Mykonos is on of the top destinations in Greece to visit, and it attracts people from all walks of life. Sure, it does have a reputation as a place for people who love to party. However, that’s not all there is to do on the island. There are some great beaches, worthwhile sites to see, and beaches to visit.
The shopping is also excellent, and there are plenty of shops and boutiques scattered throughout the island that are worth visiting. Matoyianno Stret, which is located in Mykonos Town, is an area where many shops and boutiques are concentrated and is worth a visit. Here’s more information:
Getting to Matoyianni Street
Before you can spend time on this street, you need to first get to Mykonos Town. You can access the island itself by ferry, cruise ship, or airplane. From there, Mykonos Town as a main hub where plenty of people congregate. The cobblestone streets of Mykonos are like a maze, constructed this way as a defense during the post-Byzantine era. Most of the streets have no name or signs to guide you but Matoyianni Street is the main street in the town. For those doing a day trip from a cruise ship, it’s about a ten minute walk from the dock area. If you lose your way down one of the many side streets, head downhill towards the water.
About Matoyianni Street
Matoyianni Street is known to be the center of activity in Mykonos, both day and night, where the action is, so to speak. The street is a marketplace of every imaginable product and traditional Greek food. There are stores selling expensive jewelry brands as well as handmade jewelry, clothing and shoes designed by top designers, both local and worldwide, and plenty of souvenir shops. Locally made arts, crafts and decorative items are laid out along the narrow streets. Stores and boutiques selling unique items, antiques, and items made from local materials are around every corner. There are also galleries, cafes, restaurants, food stalls, and even bars to visit on this street.
Where to Shop on Matoyianni Street
Soho Soho is a well known boutique that caters to celebrities and the rich and famous; they sell high end designer clothing. Other popular clothing stores include First, Prince Oliver, Lakis Gavalas, Carla G, and Carouzos. LAK and Parthenis are among the Greek designers featured.
One of the best jewelry shops is Delos Dolphins; they offer excellent reproductions of ancient and Byzantine jewelry, as well as original designs. Another jewelry store that has impressive jewelry is Minas. Mykonos is known for its durable, hand made sandals, which are popular with both locals and tourists. Kostas Rabias offers a good selection of traditional styles as well as modern.
The local food can be sampled in a variety of stores and markets in and around Matoyianni Street. Visit Skaropoulos for a taste of the island’s famous almond sweets and cookies. Pantopoleion, a store that’s at least 300 years old, sells organic Greek food, cosmetics and local crafts.
A day spent shopping on Matoyianni Street is a sightseeing adventure in and of itself; the white washed buildings with colorful window trim and doorways, beautiful flowers blooming everywhere and the sea as a backdrop.
This post was written by Greek Boston