A traditional “Komboloi” (worry beads)
During the Ottoman occupation of Greece, worry beads were a symbol of social status and were popular mainly among lords. Nowadays, however, they are used as decorative piece or by people wishing to occupy their hands. For example, many smokers in Greece use the beads in order to quit. Every worry beads store (“kombologadiko” in Greek) features a great collection, suitable for every pocket and taste, even for collectors.
Jewelry with Greek patterns and designs
Who doesn’t love jewelry? When searching for a nice souvenir to bring back home to a female friend, jewelry is always the right choice. Greek souvenir shops offer a large selection of bracelets, cuffs, necklaces, rings and earrings, decorated with ancient Greek symbols and patterns.
A traditional souvenir option is fridge magnets decorated with pictures of Greek landscapes or depicting scenes from ancient Greek mythology. They are very popular and can be found everywhere, from souvenir shops to kiosks across the country.