SOME COOL THINGS TO BRING BACK FROM YOUR TRIP TO SANTORINI
Even nowadays, when we can share loads of photographs online from our trips, a small physical gift that you give to family and friends is still a very special thing. Somehow even though we can buy almost everything at our local stores, we still enjoy a good souvenir. And what’s there not to love? Everyone enjoys a gift time to time, right? Today I thought I might give you some pointers for what to look out for when shopping for family and friends in Santorini.
- Souvenir shops. Even though this might seem counter intuitive to buy magnets, postcards etc., there are few more options like little churches or Santorini music boxes with the local landmarks.
- Authentic clothes or jewelry are a good choice. Try some shops with local Greek clothing and jewelry you may find something unique for your beloved family. As for Santorini, a light scarf is a really essential women’s accessory here and there is plenty of variety. Or some volcanic lava earrings/bracelet.
- Traditional Greek food. Bear in mind that it is really hot here and the food you plan to bring home must survive all the way. Other than that, you’re good – everyone loves sweets or a good drink, guaranteed. If I may make some recommendations, I would go for some good Santorini vine – the conditions on this volcanic island make it one of the most unique places to grow grapes in the whole world. Other options are Santorini dried tomatoes, local olive oil or maybe even halloumi cheese.
So, there you have it – I think if you follow these basic steps, your Santorini gift bag should be really full and really good. Have fun shopping!
Tips for your Santorini visit from Anna Sulte, local photographer.