Shopping in Chania
Shopaholics are spoilt for choice in Chania, where shopping is a favorite pastime for tourists and residents alike. The city has hundreds of little boutiques selling souvenirs, clothing, and food. If you plan to buy something to remind you of your visit, Chania is famous for leather handicrafts, Cretan knives, kopaneli lace, and ceramics.
The heart of the city, the Municipal Market opened its doors in 1913, three days after the unification of Crete with the Kingdom of Greece. History and shopping go hand in hand here.
Visit Kurkuta for souvenirs “with a twist” and made-in-Greece products of impeccable quality.
Cretan Knives Skalidakis
While you can find all kinds of souvenirs at the Municipal Market, the real Cretan knives are sold by specialized boutiques.