Looking for some Greek Souvenirs to buy on your next trip to Greece? One of the best things while traveling in a country, is to buy some nice souvenirs that remind you of your trip even though you’re back home.
If you’re like me and love buying gifts for friends and family, and sometimes for yourself, then you’re going to love Greece. Greece is a beautiful country with several shops and markets, and here you can find everything from local herbs and Ouzu to handcrafted local boardgames and fun knick-knacks.
If you’re not sure what to buy in Greece, then you should check out this list of the best Greek souvenirs:
Greek Olives & Olive Oil
Greek olives are simply the best, so why not bring home a package or two? Or even more, if you want to spoil your friends and family.
You can find all different kinds of olives vacuum packed, which makes them perfect to bring home in your suitcase.
Olive oil is also one of the most popular Greek souvenirs. The olive oil is delicious and varies in both quality and price. I recommend buying as local as you can; directly from the farm if possible.
Statues and Bronze Art
All over Greece, you can find replicas of famous artwork. There are many shops selling these sculptures and statues, and it’s a nice Greek souvenir that reminds you of the historical country!
Ouzu is the most popular alcoholic beverage in the country. During your stay, I’m sure that you’ll get to taste Ouzu at one or several restaurants.
If you lik it you should bring a bottle of Ouzu back home and share with your friends and family – so they can get a little taste of Greece.
This is one of the most popular things to buy in Greece.
Spices & Herbs – One of the most popular Greek souvenirs
One of the best Greek gifts to bring home from your trip is local spices and herbs.
In the markets and shops around Greece, you’ll find herbs and spices such as oregano, saffron, thyme and much more.
I can highly recommend buying the ”feta cheese” herb. It’s super delicious and goes well together with feta cheese, sliced tomatoes, and olive oil – all baked in foil in the oven. Yummy!
Blue Eye Glass
Another classic Greek souvenir is the Blue Eye Glass. The Blue Eye gives you protection from evil spirits but is also pretty as a decoration.
The Blue Eye comes in different shapes, but the most popular ones are the key rings and the jewelry.
Products of Mastiha is famous in Greece, and if you ask a local, I’m sure they’ll tell you where to find it.
The flavor of Mastiha comes from the trees that grow on the Greek island of Chios and is considered to have therapeutic benefits.
There are different products with the taste of Mastiha such as chewing gum, liqueur, traditional products, and also cosmetics. It’s a unique and fun souvenir, both for yourself and for someone you love.
Greece is a country that’s full of history, so why not bring back home some of this history.
The Greek vases are one of the most beautiful things to buy in Greece. A Greek gift that’s perfect for anyone who appreciates interior, design, and history.
If someone back home is a musician or if you just want to learn an instrument, then I can recommend to buy a Greek Bouzouki.
A Bouzouki is a long-necked plucked lute that’s one of the most popular and traditional instruments in Greece. It’s often used in local folk music.
If you love Greece like I do, then you should definitely buy one and master the techniques. The sound is very beautiful.
Did you know that Greece makes delicious high-quality wine? Yes, it’s true, and there are several nice bottles of wine to choose from.
If you’re like me and like wine, or know someone who’s interested in wine, then this is one of the best Greek souvenirs to buy!
Handcrafted Backgammon Board
One of the most popular board games in Greece is the Backgammon. It’s often played by old people sitting at traditional coffee shops.
It’s a cool game that will make a nice addition to your home.
Do you have more questions about Greek souvenirs? Leave a comment below!