Everyone loves spending some money and treating themselves to some new stuff while they’re on holiday. It’s a way of commemorating the trip, and if you’re going to a place as beautiful as Greece, you need something special. So, what should you buy in Mykonos, and what shouldn’t you spend your money on? Here’s everything you need to know in order to shop smart.

What Should You Buy in Mykonos? For Starters, Don’t Rush Into Buying the Basic Souvenirs

Most tourists tend to waste a lot of money buying basic souvenirs such as magnets and T-shirts. And while there is nothing wrong with that, there are so many better and more original things to get on The Island of the Winds that won’t break the bank.

The island is filled with lovely little local shops that offer a wide variety of traditional quality products. All you have to do is take a walk along any street in Chora, and you will find a shop that sells beautiful things.

Pick Some More Original Souvenirs to Take Home With You, Such as Art Pieces and Ceramics

It might not be the first thing that pops into your mind, but why not purchase some beautiful handmade art pieces at great prices from local shops? Besides paintings, you can find beautiful pottery pieces, as well as amazing furniture, rugs, and all kinds of home decor. Let the interior of your luxury Mykonos villa rental inspire you to add a touch of Mediterranean to your home.

Greek pottery

You can find beautiful pottery pieces in local shops in the old town

Pick Up Some Jewelry With the Evil Eye Motive

When you visit Mykonos, even though everything is white and blue, you will still notice a specific motive of a small white and blue eye. That’s the evil eye – Mati, a traditional Greek motive that is believed to protect people against evil and envy.

It can be found anywhere you look on the island, but this motive is especially popular in jewelry. You can find beautiful necklaces and bracelets with Mati on them, and it’s a great thing to get because you will remember your trip to Greece each time you wear it.

A bracelet with the evil eye motive on it

The evil eye is a very popular motive in Greek jewelry

Greece Has Some of the Most Delicious Food in the World, so Why Not Take Some of It Home With You?

Greece is one of the best holiday destinations for two reasons – some of the best beaches are located in this sunny country, and Greek cuisine offers some of the most delicious dishes in the world. There is no way you will resist falling in love with Greek food, so bringing home a part of its signature taste is the best idea.

Don’t Leave Mykonos Without a Few Bottles of Olive Oil and Some Herbs

The beautiful country of Greece is well known for its famous olives. They’re a national staple, and you can see olive trees anywhere you look. So, you can imagine how delicious the local olive oil is.

Before you head to the JMK airport, make sure to pick up a couple of bottles of their amazing olive oil. It’s not only delicious, but it’s also incredibly healthy. Another great thing to get is some dry herbs like oregano and spices.

Did You Even Travel to Greece if You Didn’t End Up Buying a Bottle of Ouzo or Metaxa?

If you’re over the age of eighteen, there is no way you went to Greece if you didn’t try their authentic alcohol – ouzo or Metaxa. These types of alcohol are very strong, and they’re a great thing to bring back home as a souvenir from the trip.

A bottle of ouzo on the bar

Pick up a bottle of ouzo for the trip back

Crochet Beach Bags or Straw Hats Are Always in Style, and They’re a Smart Purchase

One of the smartest things you can get while you’re enjoying your summer vacation is a handmade crochet beach bag. All of the local shops on the island sell them, so they will be pretty easy to find. If you’re looking to spend your money on something useful – buy a beautiful handmade crochet beach bag.

You can use it every day of the trip, as well as on any future summer vacation on the beach. Another equally useful item is a straw hat – a chic detail that will protect you from the sun and elevate every beach outfit.

A beach bag with a towel

A beach bag is not only pretty, but it’s also practical

Don’t Waste Money on Designer Shoes – Buy Some Handmade Greek Sandals

Mykonos is known for being one of the most luxurious and exclusive places in the world, so it’s only natural there will be many high-end shops with luxury items. But why would you waste your money and valuable time of your summer vacation buying things that you can find anywhere else in the world when you can get handmade local clothing and footwear?

Instead of spending thousands of dollars on designer shoes – buy handmade leather sandals. Their quality is impeccable, and the bohemian style will match every outfit perfectly. They are a real eye-catcher and will certainly draw a lot of attention back home with their unique style and design that’s not something you see in every other store.

 Sandals on a table

Greek leather sandals are an excellent thing to purchase on vacation

Instead of Spending too Much on Trinkets, Invest in One of the Mykonos Villas for Rental and a Yacht Cruise

No matter how fun going shopping on The Islands of the Winds may be, at the end of the day, you’ll just be spending money on unnecessary materialistic things when it’s so much better to cut down on shopping on the island and spend more money on making memories during your travel, especially if you’re traveling on a budget. Get a Mykonos yacht rental for the day instead of buying a bag in one of the designer shops.

For starters, the smartest thing you can splurge on is excellent accommodation, so contact The Ace VIP and book one of the Mykonos luxury villas. Each one of the private villas in Mykonos comes not only with a Mykonos concierge but also with all the amenities you could ever need. So, splurging on one of the Mykonos villas for rental is money well spent. You can also rent a car to explore all the hidden gems on the island.