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Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on August 16, 2021 Share on

15 Souvenirs to Bring Back from Greece – Perfect Memories of Greece

The land of ancient mythology is admired by a lot of travellers. From cities like Athens, Thessaloniki, Rhodes to a slower pace of life in little villages by the sea, Greece is a perfect destination to visit and travel to. It is very tough to decide what to buy as a souvenir of any trip. So, to make it easier for you, here are 15 souvenirs to bring back from Greece.

15 Souvenirs to Bring Back from Greece

Let’s get started –

  1. Mati (Beautiful Evil Eye)
  2. Demitasse Cup Set
  3. Komboloi (Worry Beads)
  4. Backgammon set or Tavli
  5. Flokati Rugs
  6. Traditional Greek clothing
  7. Olive Wood Handicrafts
  8. Greek Sweets and Confectionary
  9. Greek Wine
  10. Ceramics and Pottery
  11. Olives
  12. Leather Sandals
  13. Greek honey
  14. Greek traditional pasta
  15. Cheese
 

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1. Mati (Beautiful Evil Eye)

Evil Eye (Mati) is one of the popular souvenirs of Greece and perfect to bring back home. People believe that Mati guards you against bad luck and protects you from the envy of others. Also, you may find Mati in various forms, like pendants, bracelets, earrings, wall ornaments, desk ornaments and more.

mati evil eye, souvenirs to bring back from Greece
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2. Demitasse Cup Set

Demitasse Cups are seen everywhere in Greece, and you surely won’t regret buying this beautiful cup set. Coffee and tea breaks are an important part for Greeks to catch up with their family or friends and discuss daily life while sipping from Demitasse. These cups come in various colours and designs and this set can be a perfect memory to bring back home.

Also read – 15 Best Beaches in Corfu, Greece – Explore some shades of blue!

3. Komboloi (Worry Beads)

Komboloi is a strand of beads used to relieve stress, keep your hands busy, pass the time away and also pray with intention. It is made of various types of beads like glass, wood, amber, silver, plastic and more. You will find several shops that sell handmade Kombolois in unique designs and it can be a perfect gift that is a part of Modern Greek culture.

Komboloi worry beads, souvenirs to bring back from Greece
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4. Backgammon set or Tavli

While sipping tea at cafes most of the people play Tavli and pass their time. The set is made of wood and ivory with beautiful artistry along with pieces and dice which are also made with fine materials. A Greek backgammon set is a great souvenir to get from Greece and you can host a game night also with your friends and teach them how to play it.

Also read – 10 Best Castles in Greece That Are Absolutely Stunning!

 5. Flokati Rugs

A unique centuries-old, pure wool rug is traditionally cherished as family treasures in Greece. It is used as wall-hangings, bed covers, and also as rugs. Flokati rugs are shaggy but warm. Also, they make a lovely and elegant house décor.

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6. Traditional Greek clothing

You can buy traditional Greek attire for yourself or your loved ones. The Greek traditional clothes are very beautiful and make it a perfect souvenir as it depicts Greek culture.

Also read – 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Explore in Greece

7. Olive Wood Handicrafts

Handcrafted olive wood products include- wine stands, lemon squeezers, pestle & mortars, chopping boards, salad servers, butter knives, wine and bottle openers, honey spoons, egg cups, and much more in ravishing Greek colours and textures. These products are not only beautiful but also handy in the kitchen. You can buy it and take it home for your family or friends.

olive wood handicrafts, souvenirs to bring back from Greece
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8. Greek Sweets and Confectionary

To know a country always go for its food and nothing is better than sweets and confectionary items. Ion chocolate, Nougat, Ouzo candy, Loukoumia (flavoured Turkish delight), Mantolata (sugar-coated almonds), Pasteli (sesame seed and honey bars) are just a few names of lovely Greek sweets. You can take some sweets back home and enjoy their taste with your loved ones.

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9. Greek Wine

Greece is fond of wine and it plays an important role in the daily lives of the people there. You can find many types of wine and it can be perfect as a Greek souvenir. Besides wine, you can also go for – Ouzo (an anise-flavoured aperitif), Raki (produced by distillation of fermented fruit – usually grapes), Tsipouro (produced from the residue of the wine press), Metaxa (a blend of brandy and wine), Mastika (a liquor seasoned with mastic) and more.

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10. Ceramics and Pottery

Traditional Greek-style ceramics, with unique old age artwork, unique colours, and intrinsic beauty is perfect for your home or to gift anyone. You can buy – Mphoras, Rhyta (pots), Statues, Vases, Mugs, Jugs, and more according to your choices.

Also read – Hidden Gems of Greece

11. Olives

Greek olives are very popular and exported all over the world as it is considered as premium quality, and one of the best in the world. Olives have a range of tastes, from bitter and fruity to sweet, peppery, and tangy. The Kalamata black, Cretan green, Nafplion green (often stuffed with red pepper), and the ancient variety of plum olives, are very popular olives here. So, taste them all and pack them all!

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12. Leather Sandals

As a Mediterranean country, Greece is an ideal place for wearing sandals, because they are very comfortable to wear and designed in unique styles. Leather sandals are highly popular in Greece and you should buy some. Also in Greece, sandals are still worn by both men and women and hold much significance in Greek culture (So amazing!)

Also read – 15 Best Beaches in Crete, Greece That Call For A Mesmerizing Vacay!

13. Greek honey

Greeks are very fond of honey as they call it the food of the gods. You can take honey back home and eat it with your family and friends because it truly tastes like heaven! Can’t wait to have one!

 honey, souvenirs to bring back from Greece
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14. Greek traditional pasta

We all know Italy is much more famous for pasta yet Greek traditional pasta is also scrumptious. You will find different types of pasta in different regions of Greece and the most popular ones are the Hilopites and Trahanas (Definitely try these!)

 

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15. Cheese

Greek cheese tastes a bit different and definitely recommended for you to try it and also take it back home. Kefalotyri, Graviera, Manouri and fresh Myzithra are very popular cheeses in Greece.

greek cheese
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I hope this guide was helpful for you. Buy some amazing Greece souvenirs on your way back home! From pasta to chocolates, Mati to Talvi whatever you like. You can check out Pickyourtrail for ravishing Greece packages from India. You can also customise your Greece itinerary on your own and spend an amazing time in Greece. See you soon!

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