Shopping Experiences to Have on the Pelion Peninsula
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Pelion Peninsula is one of the most beautiful regions in Greece. From its tranquil beaches and breathtaking water to the vegetation covered mountains, it’s hard to argue this fact. Pelion is also known for its delicious local foods. The villages of Pelion Peninsula provide a plethora of shopping opportunities.
Purchase Local Products of Pelion
Pelion Peninsula is a region that has maintained its tastes and traditions throughout the years. While you’re visiting, you will want to try some of the local products of Pelion including jams and spoon sweets that are made with the fresh fruits and vegetables that grow locally. The most famous fruit of Pelion is fyriki, which is a type of small apple cultivated in the villages. It makes a delicious spoon sweet. Honey can be found in a variety of flavors including blossom, chestnut, and thyme to name a few. Red wine and blackberry liquor are local drinks you will want to experience.
Shop for Jewelry
Greece is known for its beautiful jewelry and Pelion Peninsula is no different. You can find pieces of jewelry by local designers to take home as a reminder of your trip to Pelion, Greece. Jewelry also makes a wonderful and unique gift if you decide on an original piece. You can find large pieces and small, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings. Whatever your style, you’ll find it in Pelion. In addition to jewelry shops, you will find jewelry in gift shops and clothing stores.
Head to Makrinitsa
Makrinitsa is known as the “balcony of Mount Pelion.” The main street of this quaint village is lined with mom-and-pop stores that sell locally made handicrafts and other items including mountain tea, spices, jams, herbs, kitchen utensils, wine, art, and souvenirs. One of the shops you will find in Makrinitsa is called Diporto. At Diporto you will find handmade crafts, each one unique and full of imagination. These items are intended to share ideas and spark conversations. Makrinitsa is the perfect place to spend an afternoon if you enjoy exploring shops with a spectacular view.
Shop for Clothes
All around Pelion Peninsula you will find shops that sell clothing. If you’re serious about fashion and clothes shopping, you will want to make your way to Chania. All the fashionable clothing and gear you can think of is accessible there. You will find items such as handbags, and footwear around Chania as well. There are also shops aimed at tourists, jewelry stores, imported goods from other countries, local crafts, and pottery.
Getting to Pelion can be done in a number of ways. You can fly into Volos if you’re coming from a city that travels there. The closest international airports are in Thessaloniki and Athens. Taking a ferry to Pelion is also an option and a great way to see the Sporade Islands and surrounding area. Of course public transportation and renting a car are also options if you are nearby.
Shopping in Pelion, Greece is a wonderful and unique experience.
This post was written by Greek Boston