Besides being one of the most photographed destinations on Santorini, Oia is also one of the best spots to shop: it has a multitude of boutiques on its labyrinthine streets, many offering high quality leather goods, arts and crafts, authentic produce, spices, ethnic souvenirs, jewelry, embroidery, rugs, and textiles.
For beautiful creations made of glass, reflecting the Cycladic art, visit Replica, a shop specializing in Hellenic art. All objects in their store are handmade and unique. They offer frescoes in any size, reproductions of vases from the middle Archaic period (ca. 580-535 B.C.) to the early classical period (ca. 470 B.C.), Sgrafito ceramics, masks, and a unique collection of handmade glass. You can also order your favorite objects directly on their website.
Mnemossyne Gallery on Ploiarhon Street sells Greek jewelry handmade by local artists. They also have a unique collection of fine art photography by photographers such as Pavlina Mavropoulou, Andrea Motta, Elena Dika-Kaprissi, and others.
Another good store offering handmade jewelry is Athens Protasis. This, however, is a chain, with stores in many other Greek destinations. Still, everything they offer is handmade, designed, and manufactured in Greece.
Eponymo is the largest shop in Santorini that carries gold and silver jewelry from famous local artists. You will find also original mosaics, oil paintings, antiques, silver items, replicas of ancient Greek ceramics, hand painted wood objects, mirrors, and much more.
Poniros is another must-visit for outstanding jewelry design. Yiorgos and Fotis Poniros conquered the Vatican with their unique and award worthy designs. Yiorgos’s Akrotiri Collection is outstanding. The artist decorated his pieces with white and black diamonds, inspired by his great respect and love for the art and the Greek civilization. “The Jewellery Studio” by Poniros in Oia houses signature jewelry designs of the artisan, which are inspired by the beauty and tradition of Santorini.
For gifts and souvenirs, Nammidi Art Shop is a good choice. They also have a cute collection of paintings of Oia and other Santorini landmarks.
For handmade religious wood artifacts, Art Works Wood Carving is a must: here you can see the Mageiras brothers at work, carving crosses and other religious objects.
Epilekton is a great destination for antiques and vintage objects. They also have local art and souvenirs, but there are also treasures from all over the world on their shelves.
For trendy fashion, check out MOV&MAY, which is ideally found at the beginning of the main pedestrian street of Oia, near the Aghios Georgios church. They have all kinds of sun hats, sunglasses, bags, and fashion for him and her, in cheerful colors, perfect for exploring sunny Oia.
And finally, Atlantis Books offers an exclusive range of books, including their own “The Atlantis Books Guide to Santorini,” with general advice on best behavior on the island, suggested day-trip itineraries and how to make the most of any holiday in Santorini.