Nikos Boulakas makes the traditional silver knives like the one shown on the following page, and other ornamental chains and jewelry which is used in the Cretan weddings. It is really magnificent handmade work and if you are looking for the perfect gift to bring back, something that is uniquely Cretan then stop in here. He is often working late in his shop which is on Hatzimichali Daliani #52. You can also visit his website at