Galerie Orphee, Antonios Kosmopoulos's shop on the main street in Ancient Olympia (tel. 26240/23-555), has a wide selection of books, an extensive range of CDs of Greek music, plus displays of contemporary art. What a pleasant contrast to Olympia's other shops, which have all too many T-shirts, museum reproductions, and machine-made rugs and embroideries sold as "genuine handmade crafts." Watch for any shops on the main drag selling attractively presented (but expensive) honey, olive oil, and other local products. I'm not giving shop names because in this economic climate, these shops tend to open and close unpredictably.

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