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No matter how much time you spend lounging on the beach, hiking, biking, windsurfing, sightseeing or snorkeling, there is always time for shopping. It’s part of the experience.
Being the largest of the Cycladic islands, Naxos has the greatest variety, with Koufonissia, actually the Cyclades’ smallest island, running up second. In between are Iraklia, Schinoussa and Donoussa, each of which has very few shops.
On all the islands, the stores are usually found in Chora, the term for “main town,” with the exception of Naxos, that boasts pockets of shopping areas in the larger, more populated villages, beachside town and historic Old Town.
Special things to
look out for include local food products such as cheeses, honey, spirits
and liqueurs, herbs, crafts made of wood, ceramics, embroidery and
works of art made with Naxian marble.
When in doubt, or in a rush, the supermarkets are always a great resource for wines, cheese and other local-produced specialties.