Rhodes: Shopping Holiday

(Ro-dos in Greek)

There are a number of great places to head to purchase goods in Rhodes, although the island is not particularly renowned as a shopping destination. Surprisingly for an island with so much sunshine, Rhodes is famous for manufacturing umbrellas, with thousands on offer in all colours and sizes in stores across the island. If its souvenirs you are after then Lindos is a must. The ancient town is heaving with tourist shops packed with jewellery, linen and, more famously, sponges. Ceramics are also popular with tourists travelling to Rhodes and those driving on the island will notice many roadside shops selling beautifully designed dishes and vases.

If it's designer labels you're after then Rhodes town has the best shopping on the island as well as a plentiful supply of supermarkets. Within the walls of the old town's Turkish quarter is Sokratous Street where you will find luxury goods, fashion boutiques and jewellers. In the main towns, many of the shops are open until late into the night.