Shops are numerous and provide most of the same types of items you purchase Stateside. Furniture and appliances are quite expensive compared to U.S. prices. Some popular items to purchase on Crete and in Greece, in general, are: pottery and ceramics; hand-woven carpets and cloth; embroidered clothes and articles; lace; bedspreads; long-haired rugs (better known as flokati); Persian rugs; gold and silver jewelry; worry beads; and an assortment of leather items such as backpacks, purses, sandals, and carry bags. Most stores here will accept VISA or MasterCard but ensure that you confirm prior to any deal. American Express and Diners Club cards are less readily accepted.