Category Archives: Alonnisos – Fruits and Vegetables

Soula’s Fruit and Vegetable Shop in Patitiri

Our favorite spot to buy fresh fruit and vegetables in Alonnisos is a shop in Patitiri (see photo to your right) located a little over a kilometer from the harbor. It’s about two blocks up from the Pappou Market; just go past that store and at the first cross street turn left. Then proceed about a half a block and it’s on the left side of the street (coming from the Old Village it’s across the street and down from “The Doors” grocery market). This fruit/veggie shop is operated by a wonderful woman named Soula and her husband. They come to spend each summer working in Alonnisos and live the rest of the year in Thessaloniki.

In addition to this location, Soula has another location about 1 block up from the Patitiri harbor on the left side of the street; it is just about directly across from the Gelato Shop. We always frequent the store further up the road because Soula is our friend and we enjoy talking with her. When I first met her in 2006 she was struggling a bit with her English and I was doing the same with Greek. As of the summer of 2014 her English was far better than my Greek! In any event, Soula’s stores always have great selection of produce, including products you don’t find as often in Greece (e.g., broccoli, cauliflower). We are particularly fond of the peaches and nectarines they sell.

Should you travel to Alonnisos and visit Soula’s store, please tell her Jeff and Andrea from the U.S. say “hello and na’sai kala.”

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