Penelope (Halki)


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Penelope (Halki)

The artisan crafts shop in Halki village is run by its talented namesake Penelope, who puts the knowledge passed down to her through generations to practice and creates unique traditional designs of bed linens, table cloths, items of clothing, and other souvenir-perfect pieces.


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.