Papyrus (Naxos Town)


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Papyrus (Naxos Town)

What once was a small used book shop has now turned into a store with a rather impressive selection of literature in a variety of European languages - an estimate of 15 000 editions altogether. A special book-swap system is in place, allowing customers to exchange books at a very moderate fee.


The place to go for some of the best shopping on Naxos is, of course, the island's Hora. Items typical of Naxos are olive-derived products, local sweets and candy, organic foods such as cheeses and herbs, wines, and "kitron" (citrus liquor). When it comes to souvenirs, explore the variety of Naxian handicrafts: from hand-woven fabrics to ceramic pieces to hand-made artisan jewellery. The larger villages of Halki, Apiranthos, and Filoti offer further shopping opportunities. For everyday needs, several vendors' stalls and mini-markets are usually in operation on and around the large beaches.