Shopping in Corfu is a cosmopolitan experience while at the same time reminiscent of the Corfiot markets of the 19th century. You will find upscale designer items, handcrafted art pieces, and traditional gifts unique to Corfu.
Unique pieces of handcrafted gold and silver jewelry are made by skilled artists and sold at reasonable prices. The Greek meandros pattern is very popular as are replicas of museum pieces. A nice selection of pieces can be found at Iraklis Jewellery at 26 St. Spiridon Street, Corfu Town. Ceramics is also a traditional craft in Corfu that dates back to ancient times.
Olive trees are important in Greek heritage and mythology. After all, it was the olive tree that Athena gave to the Greeks. Be on the lookout for wooden crafts made from olive wood in family-run workshops. D'Oliva, located at 26 St. Spiridon Street, is a family-run store that has been selling handmade art from olive wood for over 50 years.
Shopping for souvenirs is most pleasant in Old Town, given its picturesque atmosphere and the number of shops. Kumquats, olive oil, and honey are some of Corfu's local delicacies. Kumquat liqueur and jam are found all over the island and both make excellent souvenirs.
This street is a bustling shopping street that will take you to St. Spiridon Church. It takes its name from Nikiforos Theotoki, a scientist, and archbishop. The street begins at a large square by the sea, close to the east side of the New Fort and less than a 1 mile from the cruise ship port. It runs through the heart of the Old Town taking your directly to the Liston and Spianada.
Editor Points: When it was founded in 1989, The Land of Corfu, was more focused in retail on its shops. But this family business expanded and is now also producing high-quality natural cosmetics, using only organic and edible olive oil, organic almond oil and organic Aloe Vera. Here the cruise traveler can find all sorts of cosmetics and oils; sponges, soaps and gifts.
|When:||Everyday - 09:00 am to 11:00 pm|
|Address:||Corner of 25 Filarmonikis Street and Ag. Spiridonos | Also at 8 Kaloheretou Street|
Editor Points: This impressive soap factory, dating back to 1891, is in the hands of the same family for five generations. Using ancestral recipes and experience, it makes traditional soaps from the island's purest olive oils. Cruise visitors will be able to tour the factory, learn how soap is traditionally made in Corfu and choose from a great diversity of soaps.
|When:||Monday and Wednesday and Saturday: 09:30 am to 2:00 pm | Tuesday, Thusday and Friday: 09:30 am to 2:00pm and 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | CLOSED on Sunday|
|Address:||9, Ioannou Theotoki Street|
Editor Points:Handmade and original leather sandals, bags, and wallets. The designs are both modern and comfortable.
|When:||Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm | Closed: Sundays|
Editor Points: Boutique art gallery displaying the iconographic tradition and Greek heraldry by regional artists and craftspeople.
|When:||Monday to Saturday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm | Closed: Sunday|
|Address:||52 Guilford Street|
Editor Points: In this small shop the cruise traveler will find original ecological gifts, creative games and toys. A great souvernir from Corfu for those that do not collect typical magnets, cups and bottle opners.
|Address:||Maniarizi Arlioti 7|
Editor Points: Paintings, watercolours and sculpture by local artistist. A great souvenir Corfu if you willing to pay more than for just another postcard.
|When:||Everyday: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm|
|Address:||72 Nikiforou Theotoki Street|
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