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5 Top Tips for the Greek cuisine

Greece ● 09 March 2018
 

5 Top Tips for the Greek cuisine


Before you start wondering about the local food habits, here is a useful list with tips you need to know before you sit on the Greek table. Enjoy the tasty dishes having in mind that these tips might offer you a brand new gastronomic experience that you have never had before!


Lemon, the essential

It is very very common and you will see it everywhere you go around the country. We would go as far as to say that lemon can go with absolute everything that is served on the Greek table! Forget balsamic, vinegar, spicy sauces, ketchup or mayonnaise. Lemon is served with fresh fish, meat, vegetables, green salads,cheese, potatoes and all different kind of Greek meze. It is essential when you order soup, fish or any type of meat that is not made with tomatoes. In general, lemon accompanies just about anything except tomatoes. It might be a strange thing for your habits, but it is worth trying it!
Lemon


Cheese is a must!

Another must of the Greek gastronomy is cheese. Due to the fact that there is such a great variety of Greek cheese around the country, it is very common to have cheese on the table no matter what you order or eating. Different type of cheese goes with certain type of food and dishes. Expect feta cheese when you have cooked vegetables, meat and salads. Or Graviera and Kefalograviera, types of yellow cheese, when you are eating fried dishes or fresh vegetables.
The variety of cheese is big so enjoy it!

Feta cheese


Bread is taken for granted!


No matter where you go when you eat out, whether you are in a fancy restaurant or in a little traditional tavern, fresh bread will come to your table even if you don't ask for it. The charge is about 1-2 Euro but apart from it, bread is considered an essential feature of the Greek table and no meal can be complete without fresh, mouth watering bread. Greek bread has various types and it is best combined with fresh olive oil and olives, tzatziki or tirokafteri, a spicy mix of posed cheese that is delicious as a snack or starter. In Greece, you will love bread even if you are not a big fan of it back home!
Bread



Water is served anyway!

Whether you are out for a drink or beer, launch or dinner or even just a snack, the waiter will bring you a glass of tap water. It is a simple gesture of hospitality to offer water to everyone who is sitting at the table of your shop and if you visit a Greek home, a glass of water is considered to be the minimum of what the owner of the house can offer you and as a guest it is a kind response from your side if you drink it- even if you are not thirsty, plus you don't have to drink it all.
In most places around the world, this simple detail is not listed in the everyday life of the people. In Greece, you will never get thirsty! 

Where to Stay

Hotel in Heraklion, Greece Castello City Hotel
9.5 10
Castello City Hotel
1, 62 Martyron Avenue, Heraklio Town, 71304 Heraklion, Greece

Castello City Hotel is located close to the center of the Heraklion town, the ancient Pantokrator Gate and near bus and taxi stations. The distance from the main port of Heraklion is 2,5 km and Nikos Kazantzakis airport is at 6 km. Castello City Hotel is just a short walk from Heraklion beach.

Hotel in Karpathos, Greece Sunrise Hotel
Sunrise Hotel
Pigadia, 85700 Karpathos, Greece

Sunrise Hotel is located in Karpathos Town, just a 5-minute walk from the beach and a 10-minute walk from the Port. Karpathos National Airport is 16.9 km away. #

Pansion in Olympia, Greece Bacchus
Bacchus
10, Ancient Pisa Str., 27065 Olympia, Greece

Hotel Bacchus was built in a traditional stone-mansion, in the picturesque village of Ancient Pissa (Miraka), just 4 km away from the Archaeological Site and the Museum of Olympia. The center of Olympia village with many shops, restaurants, cafes, mini markets is at 6 km.


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