Shopping in Karpathos
Most of the things are imported from the nearby Crete, but the shops of Karpathos island are well equipped. Nowadays, you can find most of the things what you need, especially in the area of Pigadia.
In the capital there are some larger supermarkets with wide range of foods, fruits and other goodies. In these shops you can find also snacks, sun lotions, chemical products, household objects, parasols, and many more things. There are also many smaller markets and shops in tourist areas, operating during the tourist season. The supermarkets often keep longer hours and may be open on Sundays. The hours between 1.00 pm and 5.00 pm are dedicated to lunch and the siesta, especially in the hot and dry summer days. Several shops may stay open, for example the supermarkets, souvenir shops, beach bars, and some tavernas.
There are many stores where you can purchase handcrafted items made of copper, ceramics, wood, etc. At the tourist shops you can buy a bunch of souvenirs, sunglasses, t-shirts, shorts, hats, and many other dresses. In Pigadia there are jewelery shops which provide wide range of jewelry, watches and other valuable objects.
The other villages in Karpathos, where the tourism is significant, have also some mini markets, selling a lot of things: drinks, postcards, newspapers, souvenirs, chocolate, chewing gum, crisps.
Souvenir shops in Pigadia
Supermarket with wide range of products on the northern side of Pigadia