Mandali Local Products & More

Mandali Local Products & More, Kournas: Hours, Address, Mandali Local Products & More Reviews: 5/5

Mandali Local Products & More

Mandali Local Products & More
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Speciality & Gift Shops
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11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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In the shop Mandali you can buy (fair trade) the best local products from the village Kournas (olive oil, honey, raki, raki with coffee, with honey and with lemon, wine and herbs) and some special gifts: art, gift cards, painted pebbles, ceramics, jewellery made of Tagua nuts, mulberry wood and glass filled with sand, pebbles, and butterflies, walking maps and -books and natural, handmade olive soap. For information about the village and the area, you are welcome in the shop. For a short stroll in the village or a long walk in the backyard, you can get a free map of the village and area with walking routes. Since 2018 we have donkeys and in April 2019 Cleo gave birth to a daughter Zoe. You can join us at the botanical walks with our 4 donkeys and with Arno or you can join Barbara on the​ botanical walk Extra. Call us or write to​ us for more information about the walks and visiting the donkeys.
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wahinisis
san diego, ca142 contributions
Jun 2019
Love visiting this store and doing the Walk with the Donkeys. Don't miss this village or the people. Or the donkeys!!! TY for all you do to keep Crete alive. Cynthia & Michael
Written June 27, 2019
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Dear Cynthia & Michael, thank you for your kind words. We keep on trying to keep Kournas alive and kicking with Mandali and the donkeys. All the best and an IA from the donkeys. Arno and Barbara
Written June 28, 2019
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Lauren I
50 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
This is a wonderful shop where you can taste local produce and buy great souvenirs. The olive oil is delicious and we bought some fantastic homemade olive oil and beeswax lotion that soothed my sons irritated skin. The staff are so friendly and the views are stunning.
Written August 1, 2016
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Thank you for your nice review. I am glad you liked the local products and good to read that the beeswax balm helped your son. Sunny greetings from Kournas, Barbara
Written September 24, 2017
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Susse Marianna S
32 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
Mandali is created from a a visionary woman. Barbara Vrij. She has had the courage to start as a entrepreneur on Crete and she managed to create a shop and space for sharing storries and knowledge of what Crete has to offer. She has involved her village as she wants to support and develop to enrich the village to grow. You will find many answers to your questions coming as a tourist, because she has a lot of inside knowledge of the village and Crete, And get inspired by the possibilities for using natural produkts for your body's needs of inner and outer nourishment. Listen to her stories about the feedback she has got from people starting to use olive soaps to wash their hair with.+++.
Written May 15, 2017
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Thank you for your positive feedback. It is a pleasure reading that my ideas and activities are rewarded and this make me feel grateful and gives me strength to move on. Warm greetings, Barbara
Written May 30, 2017
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Adinda V
1 contribution
Apr 2016 • Family
Very nice shop with a very nice lady.
Thee Amsterdamgood cookies are lovely,
And beautifall local products in the shop.

You must have been there whene you'r on Crete
Written August 3, 2016
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oliveoil59
Truro, UK39 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Selling the best local products, good quality, beautifully packaged..... how can you go wrong?
Run by a Dutch couple who have the best philosophy in mind, wanting to support local initiatives and see the Cretians do well.
Written September 3, 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. Thanks for your kind words and your good experience with our shop, our products and our philosophy. It helps us stay focussed and continue to make customers happy and satisfied. Regards, Barbara
Written September 4, 2020
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Souraya T
235 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
We were nicely welcomed in the shop by the owner Barbara. In her shop you can find many local and fair trade products as olive oil, honey, raki and also gift cards and arts. It was a nice place to go during our stay in the village of Kournas.
Written August 25, 2018
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Thank you very much for your kind words, Souraya. It was a pleasure to meet you at Mandali. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Kournas. Best regards, Barbara
Written August 26, 2018
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Shaharut, Israel83 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
Mandali is owned by a couple from the Netherlands who moved to Kournas village. They have a nice table outside the store with paints, markers, crayons and papers for kids or anyone who wishes to be creative while parents shop at the store.
The products are quality works of the villagers of Crete, so they insist on supporting local products.
They even have yummy cookies from Netherlands.
The shop owners are very friendly and informative.
Written October 24, 2016
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Thank you so much for your kind words! It is so nice when parents and children are having a good time at Mandali and in Kournas village. Warm greetings, Barbara
Written September 24, 2017
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Arno V
2 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
Was very surprised a fresh shop new style, maybe the best on Crete. Only local products from the village. The owner Barbara fluendly in many languages helped us with lots of information about the area ! Bought some detailed maps. Hospitallity is very high and welcomed us with a smile. Had a talk at the story table with Amsterdam Good cookies and a coffee raki
Written July 20, 2016
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Thank you for your positive review. It is always nice to give our customers good information for a lovely holiday in the area. I love it here on Crete and hope many others will also! Happy greetings, Barbara
Written September 24, 2017
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