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Where do I find what I want? On this page you will find shopping tips from our readers. If you come across an interesting shop or product, you can share the information on this page

Fresh Fish shop in Stoupa - will deliver - If you take the turning off the main road towards Stoupa, that goes down past the bakery and Stoupa hotel , look out for a signs!

Recommended by Wenche and Jørn  Call 27210 78062 or 6974 621000  (April 2014)

Eco-friendly cleaning: The Austrian company ENJO’singenious, environmentally friendly products, facilitate life, promote health and well-being and save time and money’. These products are not available in shops, but Olga Alepodakis(FOX products) now has a franchise and is offering ENJO’s products in W Mani. If you are interested to know more, contact Olga to arrange for a demonstration in your own home. 27210 77091 (January 2014) ENJOHellas

How to choose olive oil : The labelling of olive oil  can be very confusing . For instance what does ’refined’ olive oil mean? Is ’Light’ olive oil better than ’virgin’ ? To help you understand the meaning of the various labels, an infogram has been produced, and Bläuel  have added some additional explanatory notes. OLIVES TO OIL     Bläuel notes (Note: you may need to download this PDF to get a good view) (August 2013)

Gary’s ’Taste of home’  : Gary can supply a wide range of food from sausages to pate, burghers to ham joints. Deliveries to Stoupa/Kardamyli every 2 weeks on a Friday. For a full list of products, or to order, email uksausasges@msn.com  or tel. 27210 58557, Mobile 6934337768. (July 2013)

English dry-cure back bacon, sausages, black puddings: John Morrall makes a range of traditional UK butchery products and now sometimes comes to the Fadderfriends monthly bazaars. . If you want to order or find out when/where you can get his products you can email john.morrall@gmail.com  (May 2013)  Also on Facebook Fayre Enough  (Oct 2013)

IRIDA - Handmade glass & Art shop : Giorgos and Anna are making beautiful things out of glass, much of it recycled, suitable for gifts or your home. Their shop is in Kardamili. irida.kardamili@gmail.com  27210 73759 or 6948 512368.  (12-4-13)

 Home made sausages, spreads, bread and more are now available at local bazaars or to order. If you would like to be kept up to date about products and availability, contact Anne Sauer email: anne.sauer@freemail.gr  Text: 6974 822 842 PRODUCTS FEB13

Forever Living Aloe Vera Beauty & Health Range  Take a look at the products on offer, including make up. Gift Boxes, wrapping paper & gift tags available with any purchase. The Health Supplements are natural & I haven’t as yet had anyone tell me that they don’t work, from Cardio support to diabetes to allergies. If you wish to contact me either email  janet.robinson60@hotmail.co.uk or telephone 27210 79099, you are also welcome to visit me at the Bazaar’s. Janet Robinson (10-12-12)

EM products available in Kalamata Naturam is the official representative of the original EM-Products of the Austrian company Multikraft . "With www.naturam.gr  we have opened a portal where anyone can buy EM-Products online and find lots of information on how to use them." Company is based in Kalamata, located on Byron Street and Zip Code 24100 Socrates 27. The contact numbers are 27210 86029 27210 86140 fax You can also contact us via e-mail to the email address info@naturam.gr See Archive Feb12

LIN’S home madeJams and Pickles - All produce is produced and bottled in Neochori, and sold at local bazaars. Lin dhatherley@sky.com 27210 79148. For details of the products see LIN’S PRODUCTS  (June 12)

Homemade Natural Mani Products from Olga Alepodaki (FOX products): Vinegar from grapes, scented with herbs: marmalade and jam from organic fruits from our garden: pure olive oil soap with natural herbs, fruits and spices: balsam oil: extra virgin olive oil bio: organically grown almonds : organically grown herbs - Also hand made clothes and accessories, sculptures and icons. You can see Olga’s products at local Bazaars or at her home in Dhriopi. Contact Olga on 27210 77091 , 6977673287 or 6944634406 (24-1-12)

Tim’s guide to IKEA :Tim Millea has just successfully bought a new kitchen at IKEA(Athens). In case you are thinking of making a major purchase from IKEA, that cannot be carried by one person in one go, as he did, he thought his experiences might be of interest. This will be especially useful for people who do not have their own transport. He explains how to make the most of the bus services and do the round trip in a day, although he arranged a night in Athens. TIM’S GUIDE TO IKEA His guide includes some useful links about hotels and transport. If you find his guide useful, he would very much like to hear from you (January 2012)

Exchanges at JUMBO: Goods can be exchanged or you can get a refund for things that are damaged or unsuitable BUT only on a Weds or Sat afternoon! Details on the back of your receipt, which you will need! (17-8-11)

Recycled paper : Recycled A4 copier/printer paper is available at A&B in Kalamata. It costs about 10c more than the ordinary basic 80gm paper and is slightly off-white, but it is fine for most jobs. (17-8-11)

ORGANIC VEGETABLES Contact Johannes Eisenbach 69326 69921 or eisenbach@biocyclic.net , if you are interested in fruits and vegetables, as strawberries, kohlrabi, green salads, celery... (19-5-11)

JAR KEY This useful gadget is ingenious and very effective for opening jars without damaging the lids. For anyone who has ever had trouble opening a jar, this would be very useful. The simplest design is Scandinavian and available on line. JAR KEY

HABERDASHERY 7 Kolokotroni, Kalamata Tel 27210 95685 All kinds of useful bits and pieces including ribbon, tape, loose buttons and sewing thread (Gutermann)

Renewable energy source available locally: There is a company in Kalamata which produces briquettes from olive kernels that can be used instead of wood either in a stove or in an open fireplace. The emission of carbon dioxyde is 30% less than from wood. They cost 110 € per 1000 kg. They also supply briquettes for barbeques If you want to know more about it, see the web page klimiscoal .Telephone 27210-69454. Email: info@klimiscoal.gr

In a small Russian shop in Kalamata, Julia, Poliviou 2, you will find nice products (the second crossroad to the right, when walking down Aristomenous to the big square) From Poland: sausages, cold cuts, smoked meat sauerkraut in bowl, soured cream, very good butter maggi, black radish, bacon fat. From Russia: champagne and much more .

MESOGIO GALLERY in Stoupa (beach front) has a variety of interesting and unique gifts from here and abroad, at reasonable prices.-summer only






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Afternoons 18.00- 20.30 (except Thurs.)
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10.00 - 13.00 [website] [STOUPA]
Kostas Antonopoulos speaks good English
Tel:27210 28674 or info@veterinary.gr
Stoupa: open  From Sep’13 Tues. 17.00 - 19.00
Thurs. 10.00-13.30 - by appointment 69454 10085 Stoupa Tel: 27210 78280

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