Shopping in Rhodes can be a great and exciting experience, as the combination of traditional and modern markets offers an unique shopping experience. However, there are two different kinds of markets in the same town: the folklore market and the new market with all the familiar brand name stores, and even the opening hours of the two markets are different.
The shops in the Old Town stay open until late at night, as their target group is mostly tourists, and Aristotelous and Sokratous streets and all the streets around the Ippokratous square are the heart of shopping in the Old town. Colourful umbrellas, lots of souvenirs, jeweller's shops, crowds and many other gifts are set up in this area, creating the feeling of an all-day fair.
If you are looking for stylish and trendy clothes, you have to visit the New Market in Sofokli Venizelou Str and Kyprou Square. In Archangelos, in contrast, you will find pots and the traditional leather boots the old islanders used to wear.
As to jewellery, watches, ethnic wares, ceramics, trendy and expensive clothes from the most popular brand names, you can find almost anything you want just by walking the streets of the Old and the New town.