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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

Appartment in Pelion, Greece Nikolaou House
Nikolaou House
Tsagkarada, 37012 Pelion, Greece

Nikolaou House is centrally located in the picturesque village of Tsagkarada, Pelion. The popular beach of Mylopotamos is 6 km away.

Hotel in Argos, Greece Morfeas Hotel
Morfeas Hotel
2, Danaou str., 21200 Argos, Greece

Morfeas Hotel is in a central location in Argos, 14 km away from Mycenae and 12 km away from Nafplio. The property is close to supermarkets, shops and restaurants. The International Airport of Kalamata is 128 km away.

Hotel in Kalambaka, Greece Hotel Kaikis
Hotel Kaikis
146, Trikalon str., 42200 Kalambaka, Greece

Hotel Kaikis is located in the centre of Kalabaka. The town of Trikala is a 20-minute drive away.


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