What to Buy In Rhodes Town

Rhodes Town is a bit of a shopper’s paradise – especially if you like lots of colour and a bit of boho.  Rhodes was one of the ports of call on our Med cruise with Celebrity and as we have been here before, we decided on a shopping day.

I loved these colourful slippers but didn’t think they would translate too well in rainy Cheshire, so left them where they were.

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There were rugs and lanterns galore and unlike Turkey, there is no pressure to buy and no-one following you round the shop (I hate that – I am so British!).  I’d loved to have stuffed one of those lanterns in my bag, but as we were restricted to 22g luggage allowance it was a no go.

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I made a bee-line for the apothecary though and bought some natural soap, plus some locally sourced juniper essential oil (Juniperus communis).  If I can, I always hunt out essential oils on my travels to add to my collection.  Greece is such a great place to pick up natural products, in particular, those made with olive oil.

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I was quite taken with these ceramic beads which are made by a designer in Athens.  I thought they were quirky and colourful. A bit of fun to match a summer dress.

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I loved the look of these sea sponges, but hesitated to buy as I was unsure if they had been ethically harvested.  If I had asked the owner, I’m sure they would have said yes, but I would have to be sure.

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Overall, we had a great shopping experience and a lot of fun just looking.

 

 

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