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Seafood in Greece: these are the delicious and healthy dishes

Greek Islands ● 23 July 2017
 

Seafood in Greece is a special culinary experience, and you can live it everywhere because Greece is a country surrounded by sea and has a long tradition in fishing and cooking the products of the sea. In every place, you can find quality traditional taverns to try the delicious, healthy and affordable dishes of the Greek cuisine that include the treasures of the sea, while in cosmopolitan places, such as Athens, Mykonos and Santorini, you can also find modern internationally awarded restaurants that have in their menu creative dishes with fish and seafood that will impress you.

On the Greek islands, you should definitely try fresh fish. Fish is cooked in the Greek cuisine either grilled, when it is a big fish, like sea bass, dorado, mackerel and haddock, or fried, when the fish is small, like red mullet. Some fishes, like sardine and sprat, are not cooked but rather marinated, being a perfect kickshaw combined with ouzo and the early version of sushi in Greece. The big fishes, which are grilled, are served with a delicious sauce of olive oil mixed with lemon, which gives them an extraordinary taste.

In addition to fish, a top gastronomic experience is to eat the Greek seafood. A common dish is octopus, which is cooked grilled or boiled in wine and vinegar.

Octopus

Very popular is also the squid, which you can eat grilled or fried. The gourmet version of the squid is stuffed with rice, onions and nuts.

A dish, which is considered to be very aphrodisiac, is the oysters and generally the shellfishes. They are served with their shell, and their inside is boiled in wine or a sauce with garlic and lemon. They are an amazing kickshaw with a taste literally coming from the sea.

Oysters

Very tasteful are also the shrimps. They are grilled, but you can eat them in a special dish with tomato sauce and feta cheese, which combines various ingredients to create something unique.

If you are a fan of the Italian cuisine, seafood in Greece can also be combined with pasta and risotto. Shrimps, oysters and lobster create a perfect dish with spaghetti in the Greek version of spaghetti al vongole.

For the lovers of the gourmet cuisine, the sea urchin is the ultimate gastronomic experience. The inside of the sea urchin is served in a shot glass making you feel like drinking the sea and its waves.

Where to Stay

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.

Studio & Appartment in Evia, Greece Philoxenia Hotel
Philoxenia Hotel
3, Krinon Str., Lefkandi Chalkidas, 34002 Evia, Greece

Philoxenia Hotel is built in the small seaside village of Lefkandi, Evia, just a 2-minute walk from its long beach. The town of Chalkida is 10 km away.

Studio in Karpathos, Greece Vardes Hotel Studios
Vardes Hotel Studios
Amoopi, 85700 Karpathos, Greece

Vardes Hotel Studios is located 500 meters from Votsalakia Beach and 700 meters from Pera Ammos Beach. Karpathos town and the port are at 6.5 km, while Diafani port is 53 km away. Vardes Hotel Studios is 12 km away from Karpathos Island National Airport.


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