Your visit to Greece is not complete unless you bring back home some Greek souvenirs for you and your friends. If you stroll around Monastiraki Square you will find many traditional things to buy and you will have the opportunity to drive a hard bargain for a better price! But if you are looking for something special, here is a list with our top greek souvenirs to get inspired.
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We love GoGreek products. We even buy them ourselves for our personal collection! It is a new concept, that promotes the philosophy, mythology, tradition and history of the Greek land, through a variety of Mediterranean diet products and artifacts. Their ouzo and olive oil miniatures are worth every single cent you spent on them, as it is a totally greek product and the perfect memento for your holidays in Greece.
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#2 Greek delights
Well, you may know them as "Turkish delights" too, or "loukoumia" (lou-kou-mee-ah) as we call them in greek. Though their exact origin is not clear, but it is a sweet that will bring back home your memories from Greece. Syros is a greek island famous for its loukoumia but you can also find them easily at many tourist shops downtown Athens. Grab a gift set with greek delights in different tastes (you can find rose, mastic, cinnamon, lemon and more) and your memories from Greece should definitely have a sweet taste.
Herbs and Spices
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#3 Greek spices and herbs
Oregano, thyme, cumin and rosemary are some of the greek herbs & spices that you can buy as a souvenir. They are available in many shops selling them such as Bahar in Sofokleous Street, where you can find a vast variety to choose from. It is a useful gift, as greek spices can be used in many recipes each of them giving a special flavor.
Greek olive oil
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#4 Olive oils and more
Greece is famous for many products, so what could be a better choice for a souvenir than one of them? A spoon sweet, a bottle of olive oil, a jar of olives, cheese, halvas and honey are products that can be easily found in greek shops or even at the airport. So, what are you waiting for? Go and get yourself a real taste of Greece back home!
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The owl is the symbol of the Goddess Athena and can be the perfect gift for your children. Along with offering them the owl, you can tell them the story of Athena, as kids always love listening to myths and fables.
Of course there are many more greek souvenirs such as handmade sandals, a bottle of ouzo or greek wine, a Zorba cd and more. Did you know that you can explore Adrianou Street, where most Greek souvenir shops are located, through our Morning Stroll in Athens? It is a 4-hour walking tour of Athens including the highlights of the city, such as Syntagma Square, Plaka, Anafiotika, Monastiraki and Psyrri!