Gastronomy

Greeks gather around the table to enjoy a meal or various hors d’oeuvres (mezedes) with wine or ouzo.

The Greek word “symposium”  literally means “drinking with friends”.

The atmosphere in an ordinary Greek restaurant or tavern and informal.


Sip a glass of ouzo or wine with grilled octopus or any other Greek dish while sitting under the shade of a tree
in a small tavern by the sea on an island in the Aegean. When you return home, try to repeat this experience
by preparing the same meal and serving the same drink. The Greek meal is a ritual and is something you can only find, taste and enjoy in Greece.

 

Greek cuisine, rich in authentic flavours and aromas offers a great variety of delicious and healthy dishes that can fully satisfy, both vegetarians and meat lovers.

Greek cuisine has four secrets: good quality fresh ingredients, correct use of flavourings(herbs) and spices, the famous Greek olive oil and simplicity.

Greek olive oil accompanies almost all Greek dishes, it is used abundantly in most of them, it is of excellent quality and it is very good for your health.

Most vegetables are cultivated in natural ways and they therefore maintain their aroma and their flavour.
You will be happy and content after tasting a Greek tomato, cabbage, carrot, onion, parsley and garlic.
At the same time, you should not forget the rich flavour and aroma of fresh Greek fruits, such as grapes, apricots, peaches, cherries, melons, watermelons, etc.

Do not forget to also try the Greek cheeses, especially feta cheese.

The Aegean and Ionian Seas are crystal clear and rich with fish.
Fresh fish on the grill is considered to be a true delight.

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