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Skopelos has a variety of shops selling Greek and local ceramics, weavings, and jewelry. One of the most stylish is Armoloi, in the center of the shops along the harbor (tel. 24240/22-707). It sells only Greek jewelry, ceramics, weavings, and silver; some of the objects are old. The owners make most of the handsome ceramics. Another special store is Ploumisti, at a corner of an alley about midway along the paralia (tel. 24240/22-059; kalaph-skp@skt.forthnet.gr). It sells beautiful Greek rugs, blankets, jewelry, pottery, and crafts. Its friendly proprietors, Voula and Kostas Kalafatis, are full of information for visitors, especially about the rembetika music scene. Nikos Rodios (tel. 24240/22-924), whose gallery is between Hotel Eleni and Skopelorama Holidays agency, is from a Skopelos family who have made ceramics for three generations. Nikos makes each piece on a foot-pumped wheel and his elegant vessels, at once classical and modern, are a change from the usual pottery found around Greece.

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