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Shopping in Greece is cheaper than any of the other European countries and you can pick up some excellent merchandise and make good bargains. Greece is known for its jewelry, wines, pottery, fur, leather and sponges. The district of Plaka in Athens is an interesting shopping district where you can pick up any and everything, from exclusive jewelry to garments, leather products to souvenirs and knick knacks. Visit Kastoria in Northern Macedonia for exquisite fur coats. Don’t miss the weekly flea markets at Monastiraki and Pireaus where you can find a variety of goods, as well as old books and antiques.