Looking for 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 things 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 to yourself, then you’re going to love Greece. Greece is a beautiful country with several shops and lively markets, and there you can find everything from local herbs and Ouzu to handcrafted local boardgames and knick-knacks.
If you’re not sure what to buy while visiting Greece, then you should check out this list of the 10 best Greek souvenirs!
Greek Olives & Olive Oil – My favorites among the top 10 Greek Souvenirs
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 must-buy souvenir in Greece. The olive oil is absolutely 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 alcohol in the country. I’m sure that you’ll try Ouzu at one or several restaurants during your stay, and if you like it, I definitely think that you should bring back home a bottle and share with your friends and family – so they also can get a little taste of Greece.
This is one of the most popular souvenirs to buy in Greece.
Greek Spices and Herbs
One of the best Greek gifts to bring home from your trip is the local spices and herbs. In the markets and shops around Greece, you’ll find herbs and spices such as oregano, Safran, thyme and many more. I can highly recommend you to buy 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
A classic Greek souvenir is the Blue Eye Glass. The Blue Eye gives you protection from evil spirits and is pretty too. The Blue Eye comes in different shapes, but the most popular ones are the keyrings and the jewelry.
Products of Mastiha is very 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 only grow on the Greek island of Chios, and they’re considered to have therapeutic benefits. There are different products with the taste of Mastiha such as chewing gum, liqueur, traditional products, and also cosmetics.
Like I mentioned, ask a local, and I’m sure they know where to get it. 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 you to buy the Greek Bouzouki. A Bouzouki is a long-necked plucked lute that’s one of the most popular instruments in Greece.
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 a great Greek souvenir 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 makes a great decor in your home.
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hope you liked my article with the 10 Best Greek Souvenirs. You can find all these Greek souvenirs online, but I personally think it’s much nice to buy the souvenirs when you’re in the country. It’s a great way to be reminded of a nice trip you’ve made, and some of them are really yummy and would look great as a decor in your home!
Happy Greek shopping!