Souvenirs - Fira


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Souvenirs - Fira

An ample selection of souvenir shops lines up along Fira's main drag, catering for all sorts of gift ideas and little reminders of your trip to Santorini. In most souvenir shops, you'll find knickknacks bearing the island's name, ranging from magnets to pottery or postcards.


Santorini is in all aspects a work of art, and its souvenirs and local produce doubtlessly reflect the island's beautiful facets. Oia and above all Fira are the island's major shopping destinations, places of unrivalled charm where traditional shops line up neatly down narrow streets. On Santorini, a visit to one of the local art galleries is a must: evocative handicrafts, folk art and jewellery can be bought at accessible prices, guaranteeing a souvenir that mirrors the authenticity of the villages. Another worthy shopping experience is all about local produce. The diversity of products makes it hard to choose from the numerous delicacies grown on the island's volcanic soil. Fava, the Greek version of split peas, is particularly unique on Santorini and it is used to make a down-to-earth, yet scrumptious, puree. The island's grapes make a heavenly wine that is exported worldwide and can be bought in any of the local wineries. Last but not least comes Santorini's trademark tomato, the locals' pride and a must-try for food aficionados–wonderfully appetizing and juicy. On Santorini, go for local produce, handicrafts or jewellery–either way, it will be an unmatched experience.