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Address: 66 Eleftheriou Venizelou, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece
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Phone Number: +30 2897 024596

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A visit to Crete

We visited this gallery in Hersonssiss, last week found so many wonderful things that we wanted to buy, the three items we bought were too big to take so we had them sent home to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
Vee H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We visited this gallery in Hersonssiss, last week found so many wonderful things that we wanted to buy, the three items we bought were too big to take so we had them sent home to us in England would you believe they arrived today one week after our purchase, and all perfectly packed. We were delighted with the service we... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I can't even express how I am thankful to Maria and Suzanne for their help. These ladies bring beauty and happiness into this world. And their gallery shop is not just a shop, it is a world of beauty itself. One can find there whatever he wants. And yes, the feeling like home is the only feeling you have being... More 

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Deryneia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I visited this beautiful gallery shop this afternoon. The owner Maria was so helpful, she treated me like family. She cares for people, not just selling, she gives a special service and genuinely wants people to buy items they connect with. I bought the most beautiful aquamarine pair of earrings, hand carved silver framed art, plus other gifts for Christmas... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I saw this shop when looking online for places to visit when in Crete. It is situated on the main street in Hersonissos. They have the most lovely hand made items from Greece. If money was no object i would have bought half the shop ! They have jewellrey . lovely glassware and other ornaments and the young lady in... More 

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New Waltham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Wife and I bought each other some wonderful original jewellery from here during our visit and wish we could have made room for some of the artwork and decorative items. Everything is handmade by craftsmen/artisans so none of that Chinese tat you'll find in the other shops. Shop assistant was very informative providing us with details of the designers and... More 

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This hop was recommended to my wife for its range of unique and beautiful handmade jewellery. As expected this also meant a wide range of prices which would meet most budgets. It also had some fantastic pieces of artwork that could grace different styles of homes. Staff very helpful and attentive and even gave my wife a small gift after... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

A wonderful little gem in the among tourist shops along the main road of Hersonissos. Idolio Gallery has so many different items crammed into the store you could spend all afternoon just wandering looking at all the different items they have. There are antique Byzantine icons, bronze, glass, stones, modern and classic art in addition to jewellery. I purchased a... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

I visited Crete 5 times, no matter where in Crete I stayed I certainly returned to this amazing place (it seems to be a shop but I really can't name it as such). Anyone who enters it keeps a large smile and feels mesmerized long after leaving the place- so many little treasures, or not so little works of art,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2008

Idolio a.k.a. the "museumshop" filled with many beautifull items from all over Europe and some other continents from ancient till present artforms and a litle from inbetween as well. Spread over two buildings they find the right balance to expose the temporary,modern and ancient artwork in different styles,materials.Icons,worrybeads,jewellery,sculptures and glasart in many sizes and forms,many of those things one expects... More 

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