Mikro Karavi Bookstore

Mikro Karavi Bookstore, Chania Town: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Mikro Karavi Bookstore Reviews: 5/5

Mikro Karavi Bookstore
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7 reviews
Very good

Danny Touw
Champery, Switzerland48 contributions
the best bookstore in Chania
Jun 2018 • Friends
Great authentic bookstore, the primary focus are Greek language books, but they also have a nice small collection of English language books. The English books cover Greece, Crete and Chania, as well general popular English books.
Written March 6, 2019
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Book boutique
Apr 2018 • Friends
The best bookshop in town. We visited a lot of bookshops but 'Mikro Karavi' or 'Little Boat' was the best. The people who own it and work there are very friendly and helpful.
Written April 11, 2018
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NYC42 contributions
Modern, yet quaint local bookshop
Sep 2015 • Solo
This local bookshop is owned and operated by a brother (Theodor) and sister duo from Chania. It's relatively new (2 yrs old), modern yet quaint, with a simple, open, bright layout that makes it easy to find books of interest (unlike some of the other local bookshops, which are crammed, crowded, and a bit dark). The prices are probably comparable to the other local bookshops - some items are more expensive than others but other items are probably cheaper. The selection in terms of variety seems reasonably good - I found a decent selection of children's books in English and Greek in comparison to the other local bookstores.

The name of the bookshop (Little Ship), which is a reference to a Greek story. I found the shop by chance while exploring backstreets on the way to St. Nicolas church (very close by). The co-owner (Theodor) is also very helpful and aware of his inventory so he's able to offer ideas about different books to consider. In addition to searching for select books it was a great opportunity to chat with a local who is happy to talk with visitors, learn more about them, and share a bit of Greek culture/life with them. What was originally a random stop to search for some gifts turned into a very pleasant and informative conversation about Greece. While the shop is not huge, I could easily spend hours there browsing or learning more about Greece!

If you aren't in a rush, looking for books for yourself or as gifts, don't want to be crammed into a small space with tons of other tourists, or just want the chance to chat with a local, you should stop by Mikro Karavi.
Written September 24, 2015
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