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Precious food products you can find cheap in Greece

Greece ● 23 March 2017
 

Greece is famous worldwide for its culinary culture and its cuisine. The Mediterranean cuisine is based on many products, like olive oil, vegetables and fruits that you can find reasonably cheap in Greece. Furthermore, the good news are that you can take many Greek local products back home, having the opportunity to enjoy them in your country without having to pay a fortune to buy them there.


1. Olive oil

The olive oil is produced by pressing whole olives. The health benefits of the Greek cuisine are associated with olive oil since it is rich in polyphenol and eleocanthal that are considered to improve cardiovascular health. Olive oil is also used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and soaps because it contains Vitamin B, which helps to skin resurfacing.

Olive oil

2. Honey

The Greek honey is popular thanks to its quality and great taste. It is considered to be some of the finest honey in the world due to unlimited sun, the biodiversity in the Greek countryside and the rich variety of the flora. The honey that comes from thyme is the best honey in Greece, and you can find it everywhere in Greece at reasonable prices that will impress you.

Honey

3. Wine

Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing countries in the world since the Greek wine had high prestige in antiquity. There are many wine varieties depending on the grapes and the wine-making area, and in Greece, you can buy high quality wine from local wineries and have an amazing experience by visiting a vineyard and tasting a glass of its homemade wine.

Wine

4. Red Greek Saffron

 The Greek Saffron or krokos Kozani's belongs to the highest quality of saffron in the world. It is well known for its anticancer, aphrodisiac and memory enhancing properties, and it has also antidepressant, antioxidant and anti-ageing action. The Greek saffron gives to dishes a delicate aroma and a spicy flavour, being perfectly combined with rice, pasta, meat and sweets.

Red saffron

5. Currants

The Greek black raisins from Korinthos constitute an excellent source of trace elements, which make them an ideal functional food beyond basic nutrition. There are three different varieties of grapes you can find in Greece. Currants are dried black and seedless grapes, raisins are dried white grapes and sultanas are dried white grapes from seedless cultivars. The most impressive thing, however, is that currants you can find only in Greece and especially in Korinthos.

Currants

Where to Stay

Studio & Appartment in Aegina, Greece Eri Studios
Eri Studios
Agia Marina, 18010 Aegina, Greece

Eri Studios is located in Agia Marina, Aegina, just a 10-minute walk from the popular beach of the resort. The main town and port of the island is approximately a 20-minute drive away.

Hotel in Piraeus, Greece Hotel Delfini
Hotel Delfini
7, Leocharous str., 18531 Piraeus, Greece

Hotel Delfini is located near the port of Piraeus just 3 minutes walk from the old electric railway station (Metro Line 1) and 5 minutes walk from the port, which has direct accessibility to all Aegean islands. The center of Athens can be reached within 15 minutes from the nearest railway/metro station (Piraeus). The Athens International Airport can be reached in 1 hour and 50 minutes with the bus X95 or in 1 hour and 30 minutes with the electric train and metro.

Hostel in Thessaloniki, Greece Arabas Studios
Arabas Studios
28, Sahtouri Str., 54632 Thessaloniki, Greece

Being located in the historic part of Thessaloniki, so called Old or Upper Town (Ano Poli), Arabas hostel is an ideal place for backpackers, groups or individual travelers looking for budget and quality accommodation in a great location. The center of the bustling city of Thessaloniki can be reached within 15 minutes on foot. The train station is at 1.5 km, while the Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is at 20 km. Many shops, traditional taverns, bars and the historic monuments located in the center of the town can be reached within short walking distance.


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