Cyprus excels in handcrafted goods and the government has recognized the value of this by creating the Cyprus Handicraft Service. There are a number of official shops around the Island & of course many shops in all resorts selling good quality goods, goods by World Trade Marks that are reasonably priced. Shops opening times vary depending on their type and location, though shops normally open between 07:00 and 09:00. During the period November 1st - March 31st shops close at 19:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 15:00 on Wednesday, and at 19:00 on Saturday. For the period April 1st – October 31st shops close at to 20:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 15:00 on Wednesday and, at 19:30 on Saturday. During the period June 15th – August 31st there is an optional three hour afternoon break from14:00 - 17:00.